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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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Q & A: How do I deal with the shame of divorce?

Nobody in our family has ever been divorced, and I feel really ashamed. Will my children feel the same way? Changing the way you see your family identity is huge for you. The best way to help your children is to establish a sense of pride in their new family, and to
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Q & A: What is a protective order?

A protective order, also referred to in California as a domestic violence restraining order, is a type of restraining order that enjoins specific acts of abuse, excludes a person from a dwelling, or enjoins other specified behavior necessary to ensure that the orders preventing abuse are upheld. These orders can be issued
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Q & A: Must I tell my lawyer embarassing things about my marriage?

If your divorce attorney needs information about your marriage, it is important to communicate that information, even if you find it embarrassing. You are not mandated to disclose any information, but if you withhold information from your attorney, then he or she cannot adequately counsel you or prepare your case based upon
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