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Aisha Tyler and Jeff Tietjens finalize their divorce

The community property laws in California provide family law judges in the state with few options, and divorcing couples who would rather decide for themselves how their property will be divided may enter into amicable agreements to avoid protracted court disputes. Celebrity gossip is now an accepted part of the daily news cycle, and famous divorcing couples may be especially motivated to end their marriages quietly and avoid the public glare of a civil trial.

Using SDU services to collect child support

Collecting child support can be difficult for many California parents. It is common for child support amounts to enter arrears and remain unpaid for extended periods of time. Parents should understand that they have options when it comes to collecting child support from an unwilling former partner. The state takes child support collection very seriously and has programs in place to help parents with collection.

Substance abuse may lead courts to alter custody arrangements

In California, the courts apply a best interest of the child standard when it comes to determining custody. The standard takes a number of distinct factors into account to consider a parent's general fitness. Even in cases where custody has already been decided, the court may alter a custody or visitation arrangement in some circumstances. If one of the parents begins to abuse drugs or alcohol, for example, the court may order changes such as requiring supervision during visitation.

Dealing with child custody when the parent is in jail

When a California custodial parent is heading to jail, dealing with temporary or permanent child custody changes can be stressful. However, there is a process in place for figuring out where the children will go if the custodial parent can suddenly no longer care for them.

What the law says about parental contact

A California divorced parent may feel like the child's other parent shouldn't have the right to call or otherwise communicate with his or her son or daughter. However, if there is an existing court order giving the noncustodial parent the right to do so, the custodial parent must comply. Failure to do so could give the noncustodial parent grounds to take the custodial parent to court.

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