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Blog Posts in October, 2015

  • Child Support Payments By Non-Biological Parents

    In certain narrow circumstances, one may be required to pay child support as a “putative parent” based on the equitable doctrine of “parentage by estoppel.” This doctrine has typically been invoked to hold a stepparent liable for child support even after the biological parent-stepparent marriage is dissolved. A parentage by estoppel determination requires the court to find all of the following: ...
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  • Disclosures in a California Divorce

    Declarations of Disclosure are required in California prior to entry of a Judgment of Dissolution. These are very important documents that must be completed accurately and completely. If not completed accurately or completely the other party in the divorce action may be able to set part or all of the divorce judgment aside. The disclosure requirements also apply to legal separations and domestic ...
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