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

Common San Jose Restraining Order Questions

If you are having difficulties with someone abusing, harassing, or threatening you, or you have been accused of doing these things, you may want to consider a domestic violence restraining order. San Jose Family Lawyer Madan Ahluwalia of Ahluwalia Law is here to help you through the process of obtaining or defending yourself from a domestic violence restraining order. What do I need for a restraining order? If you Read More

How Much Does a Divorce Cost?

The cost of San Jose divorce can vary greatly.  Many factors affect the cost of a divorce, including whether you and your spouse agree on things, if you have children and whether or not one or both of you is planning on hiring a San Jose divorce attorney. The more  you and your spouse disagree, the more likely you will both need a San Jose divorce attorney to represent your interests in court.  If you would like to Read More

Can I File for Divorce Online?

Depending on your particular situation, you may be able to file for divorce in San Jose online.   In order to file for divorce or legal separation, you must first know whether San Jose is the appropriate county in which you should file for divorce.  A San Jose Divorce Attorney can help you through the process. Filing for divorce in San Jose can get complicated, especially if you want to include any of the Read More

How Can I Change my Child Support Payment in San Jose?

Whether you are having difficulty meeting your child support obligations or caring for your children with your current child support, you may want to consider changing the Child Support Order.  San Jose Child Support Attorney  Madan Ahluwalia of Ahluwalia Law is here to help you through the process of determining and fighting for an appropriate child support payment. . Mutual Agreement to Modify Child Support Read More

Common Property Division Questions

If you are considering or going through a divorce in San Jose, you might have many questions about property division.  Below are some common property division questions that a San Jose family law lawyer can answer. What is community property in San Jose? Community property is any property or assets acquired while you were married and until you became separated, except for gifts and inherited property. Debts are Read More

Do You Need a San Jose Family Law Attorney?

Although you are not required by law to use a family law attorney when facing legal matters, it is in your best interest. If you are facing a family law issue, your best bet is to choose an attorney who has ample experience with San Jose family law. Many couples only think about hiring a San Jose family law attorney when they are facing divorce or troubled times, but family law attorney Madan Ahluwalia can help you Read More

How Do I Get a Restraining Order in San Jose?

A restraining order in San Jose can help protect you from abuse, violence, or harassment. Under certain circumstances, a law enforcement officer will request an emergency protective order (EPO) that lasts for five days, and the district attorney may issue a criminal protective order that lasts longer. However, there are many circumstances under which you will need to request a restraining order on your own. San Jose Read More