What Can Child Support Be Used For? 

Posted in Child Support on November 15, 2023

Child support is a critical tool meant to support the needs of a child when the parents are not living together. Typically, the court wants to ensure both parents maintain financial responsibility for their child, but it is not always easy to fairly divide these expenses. More so, there are times when the money meant… read more

What is the Difference Between Annulment and Divorce?

Posted in Divorce on November 5, 2023

Both annulment and divorce will end your marriage, but the two terms have several differences that can play a role in what occurs under the law. At Ratzer|Dobis, our Solana Beach divorce attorney works to provide our clients with comprehensive information and insight into all of their legal options, and a component of that process… read more

Do I Still Have to Pay Child Support If I Move?

Posted in Best Interest of the Child,California,Child Custody,Child Support,Co-Parenting on September 15, 2023

Parents often need to move to another state for work, to start a new life, or to help out with their elderly parents or other family members. However, if they have children from a previous marriage that they are paying child support, they may wonder if they still have to make these payments if they… read more

Why Should I Get a Prenup?

Posted in Prenuptial Agreements on September 5, 2023

Many people who have been married, thought about getting married or even had conversations with married couples have heard of a prenuptial agreement before. When this agreement is brought up, it often causes disputes and arguments between couples. However, with the help of a family law attorney, this discussion does not have to be damaging to… read more

How is My Custody Affected if I Move?

Posted in Child Custody on August 28, 2023

Work, a fresh start, or a new interest are just a few reasons a person may choose to relocate. Moving is typical now, and little thought is given to moving across the country or even around the world. Our society has become mobile, allowing us more freedom of choice. But effortless mobility changes when children… read more

How Do I Protect My Assets in a California Divorce?

Posted in Divorce,Property Division on August 19, 2023

If you are considering a divorce in California and are concerned about the division of assets, it is imperative to understand property laws and the exceptions that apply. Protecting your assets is essential before entering a legal agreement such as a marriage. But there are ways to protect assets after a marriage has taken place. … read more

Do Grandparents Have Custody Rights in California?

Posted in uncategorized on July 28, 2023

Suppose you are having a serious quarrel with your parents or in-laws or simply think it is unsafe or unnecessary for your children to see their grandparents. In that case, you may wonder if grandparents have custody rights in California. Many parents often question this from time to time, especially during heated arguments or disagreements… read more

Is California an At-Fault Divorce State?

Posted in uncategorized on July 14, 2023

There are currently several at-fault divorce states in the United States. If you were considering a divorce and spoke with someone who lives in an at-fault divorce state, you may be wondering if California is also an at-fault divorce state. This is a very good question because at-fault and no-fault divorce states typically do things… read more

How is my Retirement Affected by Divorce?

Posted in Divorce on June 26, 2023

The retirement dream may feel like a mirage on the horizon that you will never reach, but it gets closer daily. We set our life on track, get married, and feel secure in our trajectory until a planned or unexpected divorce derails us. Now the difficult task of dividing the accumulations of life lies before… read more

What is a Collaborative Divorce? 

Posted in Divorce on June 26, 2023

One of the greatest final gifts a couple can give each other is divorce proceedings that are not laden with strife and contention. It takes a lot of willingness to work together, often putting personal emotions aside, to achieve a peaceful marriage dissolution. Even when a couple can achieve this goal, having a Solana Beach… read more

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