Frequently Asked Family Law Questions
Guidance from Our Pasadena Divorce Lawyers
At Cannon Legal Group, our lawyers focus on issues that affect families.
Our goal is to help our clients gain confidence in the case they are about
to pursue. When you retain our firm to represent you, we can help you
better understand your case and its legal requirements. In addition, we
want to dispel the myths regarding family law so that you can distinguish
truth from fiction and make educated decisions for the benefit of your
family. Read through the following questions and answers to ensure that
you have a comprehensive knowledge of the issue. If you have additional
Pasadena divorce attorneys can provide you with answers at soon as possible.
Does a father have a chance to receive custody of his child?
Fathers' rights have become a much more present topic within the family
law courts in recent years. Courts no longer have an automatic preference
toward either party as custody is no longer based on the party's gender.
Courts adhere to the
California Family Code § 3021(b) rather than automatically awarding custody to the mother. This statute
states that the courts must ensure that children have continuous contact
with both parties of a divorce if it is in the best interests of the children.
In most family law cases, custody is granted to both parties as shared
or joint custody.
If I lose my job, can I stop paying support for my child or ex-spouse?
If you experience a material change in circumstances, you must continue
to pay child support and alimony. In many cases, you can pursue a
modification of court orders to pursue a reduction in the amount of support you owe
the payee. Keep in mind that modifications may only be made by the court,
and you should not take action until you have received court approval.
Taking matters into your own hands can result in negative consequences.
If the custodial party wants to move out of state, how can I visit my child?
The court will be the one to decide whether your spouse is permitted to
move out of state with a minor child. Your child's best interest will
be the primary deciding factor in this determination. You have the right
to prove to the court that it is in your child's best interest to
stay within California so that you can visit him or her. Your first line
of defense is to be proactive and ensure that you secure the attention
of our Pasadena divorce attorneys at Cannon Legal Group.
How can I lower my child support payments?
Many family law attorneys use a child support guideline calculation system,
which can tell you what a reasonable support payment would look like.
During a case evaluation, a Pasadena divorce attorney from our firm can
discuss the ways in which you can lower your personal support payments.
There are three general factors that affect the outcome of child support
payments: the father's income, the mother's income, and the parenting
share. Parenting share is the amount that the support obligor spends with
the minor child or children.
Can a self-help center do the same job as an attorney?
Using a self-help center at any courthouse can result in you receiving
false or poor advice for your case. The only assistance offered at these
centers is guidance regarding what forms need to be filed. Employees of
the self-help center are not permitted to administer legal advice and
do not help you determine what information to put on the forms. With the
legal assistance of our Pasadena divorce attorneys, you can have confidence
that your forms are filed with accurate and useful information. Your best
chance for achieving a successful result is to obtain legal guidance from
a lawyer who knows the laws and your specific circumstances.
Contact a Pasadena divorce attorney from Cannon Legal Group!
No matter what the details of your case, it is important to secure the
legal assistance of an experienced Pasadena divorce attorney. We encourage
you to retain the legal services of our firm to guide you through the
process of divorce and help you get answers to all of your questions.
Using the information you provide, we can build a solid strategy for your
case so that you can obtain a favorable case resolution. With nearly 25
years of experience, you can trust in the assistance we offer.
Our firm can represent you through the various stages of your case, whether
you are pursuing a
contested divorce or
uncontested divorce. If you have further questions, whether general to the topic of divorce
or specific to your case,
contact us at once.