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Atty. Ethelene Salas

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Community property

MANY people have misconceptions or are misinformed about family law here in the United States, specifically, in the State of California.  They tend to not know their rights that deal in this area.  These include the areas of divorces, custody, … Continue reading

July 16, 2016

Uncontested divorces

I HAVE had many clients and prospective clients who would inquire how much is an “uncontested divorce.” Of course, I would ask some questions to determine whether their divorce is “uncontested” such as if both spouses have agreed to all … Continue reading

July 02, 2016

Child custody — ’Best Interest Rule’

MANY fathers and mothers have their own ideas of child custody and the standard to which Courts use in determining custody of children.  Automatically, most parents believe that the children would naturally go to their mother.  This perception is incorrect—the … Continue reading

June 04, 2016

Calculating child support

THROUGHOUT the years that I have practiced family law in the State of California, I have heard many ideas from clients as to how they think child support is calculated in the State of California.   Unfortunately, some of their … Continue reading

May 21, 2016

Establishing paternity of children

1. WHAT is paternity?  Paternity means fatherhood.  Establishing paternity is the legal process of determining the legal father of a child who was born to unwed parents.  When parents are married, in most cases, paternity is established without a legal … Continue reading

April 25, 2016

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