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Category Archives: Temporary Orders

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 Read More>

How Soon Can I Get Spousal Support?

In many divorces, one spouse will need spousal support after the physical separation in order to meet costs. Temporary spousal support can be awarded to this spouse, to help them meet their living expenses while the divorce is worked out. Read More>

What Forms are Involved in the Initial Filing of a Divorce?

If you are thinking about filing for divorce, you may be wondering what steps you need to take to do so. Ideally, you should consult with an experienced family law attorney to get an idea of the road map of divorce in California and what your initial filings will be. Read More>

The First Steps in Beginning Your Divorce Proceedings

Once you decide that you and your spouse can no longer make it work, you may be wondering what your first steps are. Your first steps will depend on how you will end your marriage. Read More>

Working Spouses: Can the Judge Order My Spouse to Work?

After a divorce, you or your spouse may be awarded spousal support for a period of time. The intent of spousal support is to provide temporary financial support for a spouse until they can become self-supporting. Read More>

Temporary Support: Who Pays for What During Divorce Proceedings?

When one spouse moves out, another household will have to be maintained, especially if children are involved. While it is not required one spouse move out at the point of separation, when and if they do, the courts have allowed for something called temporary spousal support. Read More>

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