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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.

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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California Divorce Statistics

Divorce is a legal proceeding in all 50 states. Couples do not get married with the intent of needing a divorce attorney; however, it does happen to many couples. While many people believe that over one-half of marriages end in divorce, it is worthwhile to look at the...

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What is an Order to Show Cause?

The divorce and separation process can take a long time. There may be multiple properties or assets to divide. There may also be children involved. This adds to the complexity of the separation because custody, visitation, and child support payments all need to be...

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