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California Legal Divorce Terms from A to Z

By Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso |

California is a community property state. You’ve probably heard that many times as you have been learning about divorce in California. But what does “community property” mean, and why do you need to know? There are a lot of terms that may be new to you as you proceed with your California divorce. Below… Read More »

Do-It-Yourself Divorce: Less Straightforward than It May Seem

By Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso |

Even if you’re one of the lucky few whose relationship with a soon-to-be-ex spouse is amicable, getting a divorce is a costly process. Couples must establish separate households, figure out how to live off a single income (or solely off spousal support), and may also have to find money to afford expenses that weren’t… Read More »

Divorce in the New Year

By Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso |

The end of a year is an excellent time to take appraisal of your life, looking at both what went well over the course of the year, as well as what you wish had gone better, and how you can make the following year better than the last. For many, the new year brings… Read More »

Understanding Child Support in California

By Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso |

In the US, child support laws differ from state to state, therefore it is important that those in our state understand the specific obligations set out under California’s child support law so that you can be informed and equipped when facing court ordered support. The California Family Code 4053 The above code sets out… Read More »

Tips for Requesting a Same-Sex Prenuptial Agreement

By Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso |

One of the hardest conversations you may ever have with your partner is one about a prenuptial agreement. But although discussing your future finances may make one if not both partners uncomfortable at first, this discussion will also help set the stage for a healthy, long-lasting union. Getting the conversation started about having a… Read More »

An Overview of Juvenile Dependency Court

By Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso |

There are many reasons why you might find yourself at the Juvenile Dependency Court in California and they aren’t all negative reasons. Many people can jump to conclusions or assume the worst when they receive a petition from the courts but the Juvenile Dependency Court simply hears cases involving children who have been, or… Read More »

How Is Income Factored in a Child Support Calculation?

By Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso |

To calculate child support, courts use a calculator program on their computers. The judge inputs data obtained at a hearing or trial, and the program produces a monthly child support amount. While this seems simple, the calculation itself is complicated. So it is important for parties litigating a child support issue to understand how… Read More »

When Spouses Are Considered Separated for Purposes of Divorce

By Law Office of Landon C. Villavaso |

In divorce proceedings, spouses need to identify their separation date in order to resolve important issues such as marital assets and debts and the duration of spousal support. As a rule, assets acquired and earned as well as debts incurred during the marriage are deemed marital and must be divided equally between the parties…. Read More »

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