Category: Family Law

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Best Interest of the Child

December 16, 2022

Courts in California must make judgments based on a legal standard known as the best interest of the child. Though it is a noble principle, several factors are associated with this type of judgment, and the laws are vague, leaving them open to interpretation. Several principles must be considered in this type of ruling, such […]

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Requirements for a CA Divorce

December 09, 2022

When filing for divorce in California, some rules and requirements exist. Getting a divorce includes meeting the state’s requirements, paying filing fees, and following proper procedures. Having a Pleasanton divorce and family law attorney by your side helps ensure you meet all the needs for a smooth, worry-free divorce process. Call the Tierney Law Group […]

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Divorce Options in California

November 18, 2022

When it comes to divorce, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The best way to move forward with your divorce will depend on your unique situation, so you’ll need to talk with divorce lawyers California to figure out your best options. Here are some of the most common options for divorcing in California. 1. Dissolution Dissolution […]

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California Grounds of Divorce

November 11, 2022

There are several things you need to consider if you are thinking about divorcing your spouse. Every state has its own laws that you need to abide by. In this article, we’ll talk about some of the different grounds for divorce so you have some knowledge when you talk to your divorce attorney in Pleasanton […]

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Does the Child Have a Choice When It Comes to Custody?

October 21, 2022

It does not matter that a child of divorcing parents prefers to live with a specific parent. The judge considers the child’s best interests when choosing which parent is awarded for having custody. For the child to choose what custody they prefer, they must be at an age sufficient for expressing intelligent opinions. In California, […]

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How Does Adultery Affect Divorce in California?

August 19, 2022

The answer to the question of how adultery affects divorce proceedings in California depends on the particular circumstances of each case. If the adulterous affair caused the breakdown of the marriage, then it may be a factor in awarding spousal support or dividing up property. However, if there was no proof that the affair caused […]

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Spousal Support After 10 Years of Marriage

August 12, 2022

The state of California is one of the few that can benefit you through spousal support payment if your marriage lasts 10 years and above. The low-earning spouse gets the right to be paid spousal support as long as the spouse paying can keep up or as long as they need. Several factors are involved […]

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Does California Recognize Common Law Marriages?

July 22, 2022

When it comes to progressive states, California typically ranks near the top, especially when it comes to recognizing unions between residents. Though many may believe California recognizes common law marriages, essentially, like many other states, it does not. Not recognizing common law marriages can pose issues in the event of a separation, child custody, and […]

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Do I Qualify for an Annulment in California?

July 15, 2022

Marriage is a sacred union between two people. However, sometimes that union is not completely legal. As with the cases of a minor marriage (without the content of a legal guardian) or fraud. If you need an annulment in California, the Tierney Law Group can help. Grounds for an Annulment In California, there are a […]

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CA Out-of-State Child Custody: Need to Know

June 24, 2022

What Happens When One Parent Decides to Move out of State with Custody? For a family in California, child custody in divorce can feel like a shackle in terms of being able to move and start over somewhere else. That’s because the court decides the status of ongoing custody, and any change to living conditions […]