What is San Jose No Fault Divorce?

In the state of California, there are several divorce options. Unlike most states, California allows for no-fault divorce, which means that the dissolution of the marriage does not need to have a cause. Some other states require that the couple declare the cause of divorce, such as adultery or abuse. When couples in San Jose file for divorce, they do not need to state the grounds for divorce. Every divorce in Read More

What is a California Simplified Divorce?

While there are many different kinds of divorce that a couple can get in California, most of them deal with a specific division of assets. The simplified divorce is intended for people that do not have assets nor have not been married for as long. This type of divorce is no-fault, typically takes as long as the other types of divorce to process in court, but the paperwork is different and couples are required to Read More

What is a San Jose Limited Divorce?

There are many different types of divorce in California, all with various advantages that may work for each couple’s unique situation. One of these types of divorce is a limited divorce. While this type of divorce is similar to a legal separation, it is a court process that allows the interested parties to work through their custody, assets, and legal issues while also maintaining the legal status of the Read More

What are the Different Types of California Divorce?

There are many different types of divorce that you can get in California. Each situation is unique and the appropriate type of divorce depends on the couple, family, timing, and any assets. However, every type of divorce should have an attorney present, as hiring a lawyer can help the couple investigate all their options and be sure that all appropriate mediation and paperwork has been processed. Getting in touch Read More

What Happens When I Move in the Middle of my San Jose Divorce?

Divorce can give you the confidence to open up new opportunities in your life, such as a new job or a chance to live closer to family. However, some people are concerned about the implications that moving during a divorce may have, especially when children are involved. The courts usually decide on custody arrangements based on the child’s best interests, but when a parent moves away, this changes potential custody Read More

Does the New Supreme Court Ruling Change CA Domestic Partnerships?

With the new Supreme Court ruling on the controversial Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and the overturning of Proposition 8 in July, many people are questioning what will happen to domestic partnerships in California.  Since same-sex marriage was legal in San Jose before Proposition 8, same-sex marriage is now legal again. Several couples had pursued domestic partnerships to get some of the same benefits that Read More

International Adoption Attorney

International Adoption Process Every year, many residents of  California consult a San Jose family law attorney to help them adopt children from other countries.  International adoption is similar to domestic adoption. In both situations,  legal parental rights are transferred from a child's birth parents to his or her adoptive parents.  The main difference between an international adoption and a domestic adoption Read More

Common San Jose Child Custody Questions

Child custody can be one of the most complicated parts of a divorce. The courts require a custody and visitation agreement, which is a written document that outlines your child’s living situation, factors associated with visitation, and each parent’s role in making significant decisions for a child. Once this decision has been made, it becomes legally binding. San Jose child custody lawyer Madan Ahluwalia of Read More

San Jose Child Support Modifications

California courts recognize that child support modifications may occur as circumstances and needs change throughout time. The State of California has developed a formula for determining how much child support will be awarded, considering several factors. If certain situations occur, such changes in the income of each parent, or health insurance costs, the courts will consider modifying child support. If Read More

Strange Divorce Laws

The decision to seek a divorce is very difficult, and can be made even more complicated by strange divorce laws. Divorce laws are typically run on a state level, which means that they vary depending on where you live. In addition, divorce laws apply where you file the divorce, so a law that may apply in one state may not apply in another. Typically, if you are the one who serves the papers, the divorce will take Read More