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A Father Has Equal Rights In Gaining Child Custody

Family law is evolving in the subject of father’s rights, and the changes debunk the myth of a greater favorable outcome for the mother. In the past, it was easy to assume all family dynamics were made up of a working dad and a stay at home mom. Family dynamics, gender roles, and family laws […]

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A Decade of Family Law for John Griffith

Becoming an attorney is no easy feat. It requires a significant amount of hard work and determination to meet all the requirements to eventually be sworn in by an honorable judge. Exactly 10 years ago from today, John Griffith, who is a partner of Griffith, Young, & Lass, was sworn in to become an official […]

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Lost Sole Custody of Your Children? 10 Ways to Regain Your Child Custody Rights

When going through a divorce or legal separation, a California family court of law may grant you sole or joint physical custody of your children. These arrangements will be detailed in the custody order, which outlines each parent’s child custody and visitation rights. Image Source Family courts don’t prefer one ruling over the other. Instead, […]

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Helicopter Parenting: How Over Protection Can Negatively Affect Children

It’s natural to want to be involved with every aspect of our kids’ lives. It is also a natural thing to want to protect your kids from struggle or adversity. Yet, somewhere along the line, parents began getting a little too overprotective with their children, almost to the point of smothering. Now, this overprotective parenting […]

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How is a Contempt Order Handled in California Divorce Court

Carlsbad, CA – Most people have heard of contempt of court, either from the media or from watching live court proceedings, but there are nuances to this term that everyone should be aware of, particularly if you are going through a divorce. Whether you are the one divorcing to the one being divorced, it is […]

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How to File Contempt of Court in California Divorce Cases

The term “contempt of court” is often thrown around on legal TV shows and movies, yet the concept has more intricacies than some people may realize. For those going through a divorce in California, it may be helpful to know what contempt of court entails. “When you’re involved in a family law case, and the […]

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Determining Whether Your Alimony Is Appropriate or Not

San Marcos, CA – You’re getting a divorce, and your head is spinning from all the minutiae involved in the process. It’s now time for you and your soon-to-be ex to determine the issue of spousal support, more commonly known as alimony. Solana Beach divorce attorney John Griffith explains, “Spousal support is a multifaceted issue […]

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Family Law Glossary

Arrears: Refers to child support or spousal support payments that have been missed by the obligor parent and/or spouse.  Child support and spousal support arrears accrue 10% simple interest per year. Child Custody: Child custody refers to the issue of custody of children in the context of California Family Court.  There are two types of […]

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