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Unmarried Parents or Parents Not in a Registered Domestic Partnership in OC California
If a child is born to parents who are not married to one another, or parents who are not in a registered domestic partnership, determining parentage can be a little tricky. However, there are several ways that it can be done.
When a child is born, the biological mother is usually simple to determine. However, until parentage has been determined, a newborn child does not have a legal father. In order to require a person to pay child support, it must first be determined that he is the legal parent of the child.


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You can request a Child Support Hearing on Your Own, but make sure you consult with a family law attorney first. Many attorneys will offer a free consultation; therefore, consult with one.
To request one on your own, you will need the following court forms.
• A Request for Order
• An Income and Expense Declaration or a Financial Statement (Your attorney or your local child support agency can help you determine which one you need.
http://www.yanezlaw.com/child-support-attorney/how-do-i-open-a-child-support-case-oc-california/
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When you are considering requesting visitation rights with your grandchild in Orange County or Los Angeles, remember that all custody and visitation orders regarding a child in California are made in the best interests of the child. If visitation with you is found to be detrimental to the child’s best interests, the court may not grant visitation, or terminate visitation at any time.

http://www.yanezlaw.com/california-family-law/grandparents-rights-to-custody-of-grandchildren-in-orange-county/
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If you find the ex parte process to confusing, request a free consultation from a family law attorney who is experienced with ex parte child custody orders in OC California. The attorney will be able to advise you on what the courts deem an emergency. In other words, what you may feel is an emergency, the judge/court may not see it as an emergency. Learn more about ex-parte.
http://www.yanezlaw.com/california-child-custody/if-my-childs-other-parent-is-using-drugs-how-do-i-protect-my-child-in-california/
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There are several reasons why a judgment can be set aside in California. When it comes to setting aside a default divorce judgment, as stated above: sooner is better.

Code of Civil Procedure: 473 – Mistake, Inadvertence, Surprise, or Excusable Neglect

Within the first six months, you may request that the judge set aside or reverse a default if the judgment was entered due to a mistake, excusable neglect, inadvertence, or surprise.
http://www.yanezlaw.com/california-divorce-attorneys/never-served-divorce-papers-but-default-judgment-entered-against-me-in-oc-california/
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Once the court has determined the amount of child support that your spouse or partner owes, issued a child support order, and sent you on your way, it is up to your spouse or partner to make payments in full and on time. However, when this does not go as planned (or legally required), it may be up to you to enforce payment.
http://www.yanezlaw.com/california-child-support-attorney/how-do-i-enforce-child-support-payments-in-california-if-my-spouse-or-domestic-partner-is-not-following-the-court-order/
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Creating a New Parenting Plan in Orange County California
When it comes to changing or modifying a custody order in California, it is important that you consider your child before everything else. Even if you are angry that the child’s other parent is not following the terms of the custody order, the child is the priority. A judge will not sign a custody order that is not in the child’s best interests.

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There are several situations when child support obligations end in California.

When a child marries or enters a registered domestic partnership, the child is financially independent and child support may be terminated;
If a child joins the military, he or she is financially independent and the parents’ child support obligation may be terminated;
A child who is emancipated is no longer financially dependent on his or her parents, and child support may be terminated;
If a child dies, child support obligations may be terminated;
When a child turns 18 or graduates from high school, he or she is considered an adult and child support will usually be terminated, unless the 18 year old is a full time student in high school and still lives with a parent. In this case, when the child graduates from high school or turns 19, child support may be terminated.
http://www.yanezlaw.com/family-law-frequently-asked-questions/how-do-i-stop-a-child-support-wage-garnishment-in-oc-ca-when-my-child-turns-18/
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Either at the hospital when the child is born, or at a later date, both parents may sign a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity

This document simply says that the two people signing it are the legal parents of the child, and they have both legal rights and obligations regarding that child.

Once a Voluntary Declaration of Paternity has been signed, both parents’ names can be put on a child’s birth certificate. If the father does not sign at the hospital where the child is born, his name can be added to the child’s birth certificate at a later date.

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How Do I Modify Court Orders Regarding Child Custody, Visitation and Child Support in the OC?
Both child support orders and child custody and visitation orders will likely need to be modified at some point after their creation in order to remain useful. There are various reasons that modifications might be necessary, and a specific court process exists just for these situations.

As with all matters regarding family law and children, it is always best to consult a skilled family lawyer in California prior to initiating the process of modifying a court order.
http://www.yanezlaw.com/california-child-custody/how-do-i-modify-child-custody-visitation-and-support-orders-oc-california/
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Deciding between a divorce and a legal separation is different for every family situation, and you should always discuss the way that the law affects you with an attorney prior to making a decision.

If you can’t decide whether you’d rather file for a divorce or a legal separation, consider your current situation. One of the most common reasons for choosing a legal separation over a divorce is a failure to meet the residency requirements.
http://www.yanezlaw.com/california-divorce-attorneys/how-to-get-divorced-in-california-if-already-legally-separated/
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Orange County Divorce & Family Law Attorney Bettina Yanez
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Orange County Divorce & Family Law Attorneys of The Family Law Offices of Yanez & Associates is located in the city of Orange, Orange County California. Our firm strives to offer the most fulfilling and client oriented legal experience for all clients going through a divorce or any legal matter. Prior offices were located in Norwalk, Anaheim, Santa Ana and Tustin.

Attorney Bettina Yanez is a California Certified Family Law Specialist; in other words, she is consider an expert in the field of Family Law in the State of California.

The Firm's mission is to help families regain their lives, establish their self worth and achieve peace of mind.

We are proud of our proven track record in helping families with divorce, child custody, child visitation, domestic violence, property division; paternity. Our firm has established attorneys available to assist you with your legal needs.  The founding attorney, Bettina Yanez is approved to represent children as Minor's Counsel for the Orange County Superior Court and holds three County Contracts representing indigent clients with Contempt of Court actions, Paternity and indigent Minor's Counsel.  When you retain Yanez & Associates you can rest assured that you are in the hands of experienced attorneys with over 40 years of proven litigation experience. 

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California Certified Family Law Specialist, Past President and Board Member of Orange County Barristers, Currently on the Board of the Orange County Women Lawyers, Member of the Orange County Bar Association, Family Law Section, Immigration Section, Hispanic Bar Association
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  • Pitzer College
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