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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.

What is a Divorce Decree?

A divorce decree is a legal document that finalizes the divorce process. Also known as a judgment, a divorce decree lays out any judicial orders specific to the final agreement between spouses or the court's final rulings. A divorce decree is the written declaration...

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What is a 730 Evaluation?

If you and your spouse have minor children and are going through or considering divorce, it is imperative you know about and understand the importance of a 730 evaluation. California family courts use a 730 evaluation as one of its many tools to settle custody and...

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What is a Proxy Marriage?

When a couple would like to get married but are not able to be physically in the same place at the same time, they may be candidates for a proxy marriage. In a proxy marriage ceremony, a substitute, known as a proxy, stands in for the missing party. The proxy performs...

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Filing for Bankruptcy After Divorce

Divorce is often more than an emotional struggle. It comes with many challenges, including personal and financial obstacles. When one household must divide into two separate, functioning entities, there can be issues paying bills, spousal support, child support, and...

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