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MATTHEW J. RUDY
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San Jose Divorce Lawyer - Family Law Attorney in San Jose
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Understanding the Routes to Different Child Custody Situations in California
The Child Custody and Visitation Process in California. Divorcing parents in California control their own future when deciding child custody arrangements. That is if they are amicable and can come to an agreement.
http://rudyfamilylaw.com/resources/entry/divorce/understanding-the-routes-to-different-child-custody-situations-in-california

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Family Violence Protective Order can be complex
Seeking a protective order after an instance of family violence can be complex. A protective order can be used to help a victim of family violence feel safer by restricting his or her interactions with the alleged abuser. However, there are several elements that must be proven to ensure a court would approve a protective order. ..Read Full article...
http://rudyfamilylaw.com/resources/entry/domestic-violence/family-violence-protective-order-can-be-complex

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Most attorneys—and many clients—have heard the old saying “A good lawyer knows the law; a great lawyer knows the judge.” But in this digital age, in which over 72% of all adult Americans have at least one social networking profile and sites like Facebook boast more than 1.12 billion users worldwide, what are the consequences when a lawyer or even a party happens to be Facebook “friends” with a judge?
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Most people believe that when a child turns 18, they can stop paying child support. The laws regarding child support vary in each state. Graduation and ending child support may not go hand in hand. Some states provide that in divorce actions, the courts may order the paying parent to continue child support until the age of 21. Most require support payments to continue until the child has graduated from high school and in some cases, the child may be over the age of 18.
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Many times people enter into agreements before marriage that outline how property will be divided and what alimony arrangements will take place at the time of a potential divorce. These "antenuptial" or "prenuptial" agreements are often attacked when the couple eventually files suit to dissolve their marriage. Read More...

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Reforming divorce: Changing laws to preserve families
 Even when her husband packed his bags and stomped out of the house, vowing to marry the woman he was having an affair with, she stood her ground.

For five years, she clung to the vows they had made nearly 20 years and two daughters before in the Madison Avenue Baptist Church in downtown Manhattan as her grandfather officiated.

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Domestic Violence and Child Custody
Becoming a witness of domestic violence and growing up in a volatile and disturbing family environment can have a dreadful impact on the psychological development of a child. Hence, the issue of child custody in situations that involve domestic violence is one of great important.

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Enforcement of Support Orders
 Federal law requires all child support payments be made by wage assignment and health insurance by Health Insurance Orders. Child support collection statistics reflect that only 20% of noncustodial parents pay their court ordered child support monthly, As a result, numerous additional enforcement laws have been implemented in order to force compliance.

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The Top 20 Most Expensive Divorces of All Time
Divorce can be a trying, frustrating and expensive process for anyone. Just how expensive a divorce is may depend on the assets being divided. Here are the 20 largest divorce settlements:

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How to Handle Halloween Visitation
The month of October marks the unofficial beginning of the holiday season. Halloween is the first of these holidays and is one that might easily be overlooked in a custody or visitation schedule because of its relative importance in contrast to Thanksgiving or Christmas. Many parents and children, however, view Halloween as an important holiday. If you are a newly divorced parent, the next 120 days are going to test your patience and communication skills with your ex-spouse. Halloween is an opportunity for a parent who is recently divorced or going through the divorce process to work to improve his or her relationship with both the other parent and their children.
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