Marijuana Use Can Affect Child Custody

The legalization of marijuana for recreational and/or for medical purposes is a prevailing issue.  In the context of family law, the issue of marijuana use has changed in a relative short period of time.  Ten years ago it was quite possible that a parent that used or was accused of using marijuana could have lost  … Read more

Orange County Child Custody Mediation

Child custody and visitation disputes that are submitted to the court for determination are first required to go through court ordered mediation. Depending on the county, the court may automatically send the parties to mediation prior to the court hearing or the parties may first have to appear before the court to then be ordered  … Read more

Divorce or Legal Separation – Where to start

A person may have a question as to which process is more beneficial when contemplating ending a marriage.  Most people decide between a divorce or legal separation since annulments are rare. The process for a divorce or legal separation are similar.  The issues of child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, attorney fees and property  … Read more