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Confused about Family Law matters? Have a question about Divorce or Child Support? Our experienced attorneys at Holstrom, Block and Parke shed light on some common questions that are often asked by people regarding these difficult, and often confusing, issues.

Browse the FAQ videos below and please contact us today to discuss your unique situation.

How long does a divorce take with children?

How long does a divorce take with children?

A divorce with children doesn’t necessarily lengthen the time the divorce takes. Everybody wants to make sure that it’s done right because it is often the primary issue for both parents. It’s not as if one parent is right and one parent is wrong. Each parent has his...

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How is child support determined?

How is child support determined?

In the state of California, child support is determined by a statutory formula. It’s pretty convoluted and so the courts all use computer programs that are designed to utilize the formula to identify the correct numbers. The numbers that the court uses in these...

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How long does a divorce take?

How long does a divorce take?

People hear misconceptions like, "Your divorce is going to be over in six months." Now, there's a kernel of truth to that. The kernel of truth is the soonest you can be divorced in California is six months and one day after the other side is served with the petition...

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How long do prenups last?

How long do prenups last?

Prenups last, usually by their terms, for the entire length of the marriage. However, prenups sometimes include provisions that expire. The most common one might be an agreement that there’s going to be no spousal support unless they are married for at least 10 years....

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How are assets divided in a divorce?

How are assets divided in a divorce?

Under California law, the way assets are divided in divorce is pretty straightforward. Any property that was acquired during marriage is presumed to be community property, and is divided 50/50. Any property that was either owned prior to marriage or acquired during...

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What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

Prenuptial agreement is in simplest terms a contract between two parties who're contemplating getting married. It's an agreement that can set out your right and responsibilities in the event of a dissolution. It's an agreement that can be used to protect your separate...

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