Child Custody

What Is Child Custody - The Types of Child Custody in California - Castro Law Offices in Novato CA

What Is Child Custody: The Types of Child Custody in California

The divorce process can be stressful, especially if children are involved. Most divorce cases involving children are characterized by stress, anger, and guilt. Even an agreeable divorce can quickly turn nasty if the parents lack a unified approach to sharing parental responsibilities.  Sadly, some parents resort to using their custody rights to punish their ex-spouse …

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When Does Child Support End in California

Does Child Support Affect Your Credit?

Child support payments only affect your credit when you do not make them. Child support payments don’t build your credit score because you’re typically not repaying any borrowed money. However, an unpaid child support account can appear on your credit report and may negatively affect your credit score if left unpaid for a long time. …

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How Long Do Child Custody Cases Take - Castro Law Offices in Novato CA

How Long Do Child Custody Cases Take?

If you’ve just initiated your child custody case, you might be wondering how long the custody battle will last. There’s no straightforward answer to this question because each child custody case is different, and there are several factors to consider before the case is resolved.  Factors Affecting the Length of a Child Custody Case The …

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What Are the Rights of Unmarried Fathers in California - Castro Law Offices in Novato CA

What Are the Rights of Unmarried Fathers in California?

Most unmarried fathers often feel oppressed by the state’s legal system. Unless they establish legal paternity, they don’t have legal or physical custody of their child.  Most of the time, the child custody amount the father has to pay is calculated using the gross income of both parents and the percentage of time they spend …

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How Can a Parent Lose Custody of a Child

Does Child Support Include Daycare Costs in California?

When two parents begin divorce proceedings, they need to agree on sharing parental responsibilities. But, unfortunately, some divorcing parents can’t agree on custody and child support. When that happens, it may be necessary to take the matter to court. The judge will consider the child’s best interest in court and divide up custody accordingly. In …

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When Does Child Support Start in California

When Does Child Support Start in California?

When Does Child Support Start in California? If you are considering filing for divorce, or are in the midst of divorce proceedings, an important question often asked by one or both spouses is, “When does child support start in California?” Here is the answer – pursuant to California law, child support begins when a parent …

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When Does Child Support End in California

When Does Child Support End in California?

When Does Child Support End in California? If you are currently paying child support, you have probably wondered, “When will this financial obligation end?” Well, according to California law, child support typically ends when a child turns 18 years of age, which is considered the “age of majority.” At that point, you generally would not …

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by Castro Law Offices in Novato, CA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

On December 7, 2020, a federal District Court ordered full reinstatement of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has resumed accepting both initial and renewal requests.  (www.dhs.gov) In compliance with this order, USCIS is: Accepting first-time requests for consideration of deferred action based on the terms of the …

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Complimentary Consultation for Domestic Violence Restraining Order Matters

Castro Law Offices is currently providing complimentary 30-minute consultation for individuals with Domestic Violence Restraining Order matters in counties of Marin, Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano*