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Steve Fernandez and Mark Karney are Certified Family Law Specialists* with over 50 years of combined experience.

Family Law Blog Posts


Read the latest blog posts from legal professionals regarding divorce, child custody and property division.

Unborn Child Custody Rights

In California, there is a presumption that the husband of a biological mother is the father of an unborn child. If the unborn child's father is not the mother’s husband, he should take immediate steps to establish paternity to ensure that his legal rights are...

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Who Needs a Prenup?

A prenuptial agreement or premarital agreement is a contract couples enter into before marriage that sets forth each party’s property and debts prior to marriage and specifies what each party’s property rights will be in the event of divorce, separation, or death....

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Grounds for Divorce in California

While some states still allow spouses to file for divorce based on grounds, such as adultery and fraud, California is a no-fault divorce state. This means citing fault or blame as a reason for divorce in California is not required or permitted. California has only two...

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Child Support Arrears

An arrear is a legal term that means someone is behind on an outstanding debt or liability. This term can apply to many different types of law. In family law, it is often used in the context of child support when one parent is behind on a payment that they owe the...

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