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Getting an Annulment in California (http://gplnk.co/2lznDCa)

An annulment is very different from a divorce. In a divorce, you decide the marriage is over and you move on. With an annulment, the marriage is in question and you are trying to undo what has been done.

There are several grounds for an annulment in California. A few of the common ones are:

Fraud - Either spouse’s consent to the marriage was obtained by fraud
Unsound mind - This means either spouse wasn't able to understand the marriage contract during the ceremony
Minority - If one party was under 18 at the time of the marriage

There are more.

Annulments are complicated and it's important to have legal representation during this process. If you're seeking an annulment, contact us (714-937-1193 Santa Ana Office) or (949-616-3772 - Mission Viejo Office) to discuss your case.

This post is not legal advice and not intended for your specific case or situation. Our family law attorneys are licensed to practice law in California.

#annulment #familylaw #California #OrangeCounty
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From our guide: “In child custody 730 evaluations, the evaluator will generally interview the parents and either receive documents from the parents and/or receive them from the lawyers. Some evaluators insist on all documents to come from the lawyers to them, with a copy to the other lawyer. Some evaluators are not as insistent.” Read more about 730 evaluations in #OrangeCountyDivorce and #OrangeCountyFamilyLaw cases.
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From our guide: The biggest difference between a long-term alimony order and a temporary one is that the court will not use and can not use the computer program to determine the amount. Final alimony orders at the time of judgment must be based on Family Code 4320. Family Code 4320 is the code section that goes through the determination of the standard living which was established during the marriage. #OrangeCountyDivorceAttorneys and #CaliforniaSpousalSupport.
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From our guide: “A 730 evaluator’s job in a child custody psychological evaluation is to conduct an objective, unbiased evaluation and make informed recommendations to the Family Court consistent with the child or children’s best interest.” Read more about 730 evaluations in #OrangeCountyDivorce and #OrangeCountyFamilyLaw cases.
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From our guide: “Communication between the 730 evaluator and the parties is different than communication between that evaluator and the lawyers. The 730 evaluator will generally communicate with the parties during one or more interviews. There may be an initial intake interview, followed by others that become more substantive. Communication between the 730 evaluator and the lawyers is, with rare exceptions, with all of the lawyers involved. That is because, with limited exceptions, 730 evaluators are not permitted to have “ex parte” communication with an attorney for one party without the other’s involvement.” Read more. #OrangeCountyFamilyLaw cases.
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Smart Tips for Husbands and Wives Divorcing an Alcoholic (http://gplnk.us/2ntd18V)

If you’ve ever known someone dealing with #alcoholism, you know unpredictability from that person is an unfortunate constant in behavioral patterns. This lack of consistency can be a serious challenge in a marriage.

Unfortunately, when the process of getting a divorce from an alcoholic individual begins, this unpredictability rarely gets better and may become more intense. There are some pragmatic steps a spouse divorcing an alcoholic can take to help the process run more smoothly. Much of this can be chalked up to common sense, but in our experience as Orange County divorce attorneys, these tips can help someone seeking general information about the subject.

The only way to ensure you receive advice for your individual situation is with a private consultation with an experienced family law attorney – the information here is only applicable from the perspective of California family law and should not be considered legal advice.

If your spouse is denying that alcohol abuse is a problem, proving otherwise becomes a priority when divorcing an alcoholic with children. Family Code section 3011 in California is clear about the court’s consideration when evaluating a child’s best interest. From section (d):

“(d) The habitual or continual illegal use of controlled substances, the habitual or continual abuse of alcohol, or the habitual or continual abuse of prescribed controlled substances by either parent. Before considering these allegations, the court may first require independent corroboration, including, but not limited to, written reports from law enforcement agencies, courts, probation departments, social welfare agencies, medical facilities, rehabilitation facilities, or other public agencies or nonprofit organizations providing drug and alcohol abuse services. As used in this subdivision, “controlled substances” has the same meaning as defined in the California Uniform Controlled Substances Act, Division 10 (commencing with Section 11000) of the Health and Safety Code.”

Obviously, criminal offenses related to alcohol are the most compelling evidence, but independent corroboration can take different forms in divorce cases from alcoholics.

Divorce can be a very emotional subject and complex from a legal perspective. Many who live or have cases in Orange County trust us with their family law matter. Follow the link above to read more general information on this subject matter, and make sure to schedule an affordable strategy session if you would like to speak to your specific situation.

At Farzad Family Law, we work hard for our clients. We are dedicated, compassionate and result oriented. If you're going through a divorce, contact us today to learn about our firm and how we can help you.

We have 3 locations in Orange County:

Santa Ana - 714-937-1193
Mission Viejo - 949-616-3772
Newport Beach - 949-478-7107

This post is not legal advice and not intended for your specific case or situation. Our family law attorneys are licensed to practice law in California.
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Common (and Surprising) Ways to Lose Custody of a Child (http://gplnk.us/2ntqC02)

If you find yourself in a #child #custody matter in California, or you’re expecting to have one in the future because of divorce or separation, this information could be important for you. There are several obvious reasons a parent could lose custody of a child, but also some not-so-obvious ones that you should be aware of.

A judge has choices when awarding custody in family court, including sole legal custody, joint legal custody, and joint or sole physical custody. Losing custody of a child generally means loss of joint legal and/or physical custody.

Depending on the circumstances, visitation may become limited or supervised.

A typical reason for a parent to lose custody of their child is child abuse. Child abuse may be physical or emotional. Parents crossing the line between appropriate discipline and abuse may lose custody of a child.

“Within the context of a family court proceeding, California law is very clear that physical abuse is a proper reason to lose custody of a child. Both legal custody and physical custody may be lost as a result of child abuse.”

Violating a child custody order may be a reason to lose custody of a child. The judge’s decision on this will take into consideration a variety of factors including the violation’s nature and extent. We go into a couple of examples on our website, which you can visit through the link above.

It’s important to remember no article will ever be able to cover every situation. Hire an experienced family law firm. It’s unlikely you’ll be able to find the answers online for your specific situation.

At Farzad Family Law, we work hard for our clients. We are dedicated, compassionate and result oriented. If you're going through a divorce, contact us today to learn about our firm and how we can help you.

We have 3 locations in Orange County:

Santa Ana - 714-937-1193_
Mission Viejo - 949-616-3772
Newport Beach - 949-478-7107

This post is not legal advice and not intended for your specific case or situation. Our family law attorneys are licensed to practice law in California.

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From our guide: If the spouses have children, this alimony calculation is typically made alongside the child support calculation and the amount of the alimony is dependent, in part, on the amount of child support ordered, which means that if the child support amount is eliminated, the alimony may increase. #OrangeCountyDivorceAttorneys and #CaliforniaSpousalSupport.
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From our guide: “In a parentage case, the Family Court may order a psychological evaluation on child custody issues and/or a forensic accountant on child support issues.” Read more about 730 evaluations in #OrangeCountyDivorce and #OrangeCountyFamilyLaw cases.
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Watch out for Over-Aggressive Divorce Lawyers in Orange County (https://gplnk.me/2mxbnTj)

Unfortunately, some people will fall into the trap of hiring over-aggressive lawyers. It is a mistake. Rather than going for the most aggressive attorney, usually one that tells you what you think you want to hear, hire an experienced and intelligent lawyer.

Here are some characteristics of an intelligent divorce lawyer who has your best interest at heart:
1. The lawyer will communicate with you about strategy and a budget.
2. The lawyer will tell you the cost versus benefit of both prosecuting and defending positions in the divorce case.
3. The lawyer will find cost-effective ways to perform certain tasks.
4. The lawyer will take the time to keep you updated on the progress of your case and will be available to effectively communicate with you.

“On the other hand, there are lawyers who will waste your money and potentially get you in trouble with the court for unreasonable litigation. These lawyers will tell you about how they have the resources to bury your spouse, and will talk about how they will intimidate and force your spouse to agree to your terms. They will play on your emotions and get you riled up.”

“If you sit through a divorce consultation and the lawyer becomes your yes-man or yes-woman and makes you think you are right about everything and your spouse is wrong, that is usually a red flag.”

Are you currently going through a divorce? Choosing the right divorce attorney is important.

At Farzad Family Law, we work hard for our clients. We are dedicated, compassionate and result oriented. If you're going through a divorce, contact us today to learn about our firm and how we can help you.

We have 3 locations in Orange County:
Santa Ana - 714-937-1193
Mission Viejo - 949-616-3772
Newport Beach - 949-478-7107

This post is not legal advice and not intended for your specific case or situation. Our family law attorneys are licensed to practice law in California.

#divorce #OrangeCounty #attorney #familylaw
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