Oct. 23, 2014
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Family Law



Dissolution:  Better known as divorce, divides the assets and debts of a couple, determines custody and visitation of their children, sets support and returns parties an unmarried status.

Legal Separation: Determines the same issues as a dissolution but does not return parties to an unmarried status.

Nullity:  Restores a couple to a status of never having been married.

Parentage: Also known as paternity is a case that involves the establishment of who are the parents of a child and determines child custody and visitation.

Domestic Violence:  A restraining order proceeding that seeks to obtain an order to protect a person from physical violence from a family member or a person they may have lived with or had a dating relationship.

 For further information or assistance you may contact our Self-Help Center, www.courts.ca.gov or a private attorney.

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