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The Hurdles of Same-Sex Divorce in California

A divorce is never an easy prospect. Though everyone experiences some degree of difficulty, both logistically and emotionally, following a divorce, same-sex couples face unique hurdles. Learn how same-sex divorces work in California – and what you can expect from a proceeding. The Legalities of Same-Sex Divorce California was among the first
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Is Spanking Considered Child Abuse?

In 2016, an estimated 676,000 children suffered abuse and neglect in the United States, and 1,750 children died as a result. Entrusted with the children’s safety, Child Protective Services (CPS) serves more than three million children each year. With more than 30 years experience practicing family law in California, Schoenberg Family Law
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Do Sperm Donors Have to Pay Child Support?

Scientific estimates regarding artificially inseminated births vary widely. They reportedly range between $30,000 – $60,000 each year in the US. There are intricate legal ramifications that can arise from artificial conception – specifically related to parental rights and financial obligations the law requires. With more than 30 years practicing family law in
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Q & A: What types of custody are awarded in California?

Custody of the children may be held by both parents (joint custody) or by one parent (sole custody). Additionally, California distinguishes between physical and legal custody: If a parent has sole legal custody, that parent has the exclusive right and responsibility to make decisions about the health, education, and welfare of the
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