Dividing Visitation Time with Your Children

While you might be going through a rough divorce right now, and you might have nary a good word to say about your soon to be ex, you have to take a step back for a moment. While you may despise one another currently, there was a time when you cared deeply for each other, […]

Welcome to the Blog of the Law Offices of Rick D. Banks!

At the Law Offices of Rick D. Banks, I have a passion to provide my clients with the information they need to successfully navigate their divorce case. As a Fresno divorce lawyer, I know that it is not an easy situation to make such important and life-altering decisions during this stressful time. Therefore, I offer […]

The Divorce Process A to Z

How do we handle divorce cases at The Law Offices of Rick D. Banks? While every case is different, and not all cases require each of the steps outlined below, this is a list of what we normally do at our firm when preparing your divorce case, and, if necessary, trying the case.

How Do I Get Child Custody in A California Divorce Case?

The California Child Custody Court Process California’s court process regarding child custody litigation can be very expensive, as well as lengthy. More importantly, contested child custody proceedings are hardly ever in the child’s best interest. Since the California Superior Court prefers to have custody and visitation issues decided outside of the courtroom and in a […]

Can My Family Law Order Be Enforced?

Is the other party to your family law order in violation of the judgment? You probably want to know if the order can be enforced. Your family law order for spousal support, child support, child custody, and child visitation, as well as other issues contained in the judgment, is enforceable by contempt proceedings. Your local […]

When Does the Marital Relationship Actually End?

One question that is often asked, and is very crucial in a divorce case is “when did the relationship actually end?” The answer to that question can have a significant impact on tens, or hundreds of thousands, or even millions of potential community or separate property dollars.

What is the Definition of California Child Support

California Child Support Defined Here in California, the Family Code says that child “support” refers to a support obligation owing on behalf of a child or an amount owing to a county for reimbursement of public assistance paid on behalf of a child. It also includes past-due support and arrearages; and, for children owed a […]

How Do I Find A Good Divorce Attorney in Fresno?

If you find yourself facing a divorce from your spouse, you essentially have four options as to how to deal with it: 1) represent yourself in court; 2) hire the meanest, “junk-yard dog” attorney you can find; 3) hire an experienced Fresno divorce attorney who will help you through the process; 4) quit your job, […]

TOP FIVE MISTAKES IN A DIVORCE

1. Having Unrealistic Expectations The California Family Code will provide much direction concerning your dissolution of marriage, including child support, custody, visitation, and property division. You will probably be awarded what is considered a fair and equitable division of the marital estate and you may be awarded or ordered to pay guideline child support. You […]

The California Child Custody Court Process

California’s court process regarding child custody litigation can be very expensive, as well as lengthy. More importantly, contested child custody proceedings are hardly ever in the child’s best interest. Since the California Superior Court prefers to have custody and visitation issues decided outside of the courtroom and in a non-adversary manner, the parent’s family law […]