Category: Lawyers

Family Cases Seen from the Bench During the Pandemic

Imagine you are the family judge presiding over a case.  You have heard literally thousands of cases involving custody, access and possession, child support, health and dental insurance for children, division of marital assets, enforcement of court orders and awarding of marital debts. You have on occasion presided over cases in which there are allegations of

Temporary Orders

In cases involving divorce, paternity suits or other cases involving the parent-child relationship a party may ask his or her attorney to seek a temporary order.  The purpose of a temporary order is to obtain a court order for the protection of the child and for protection of marital property during the pendency of a case.  A

Modifications in Child Support Cases

When a court issues an order involving child support and/or health and dental insurance, it retains jurisdiction to modify its own order.  This is a common feature in child support. A person’s income can change over the years and the person paying the child support (called the obligor) should anticipate that the parent receiving child

Uniform Interstate Family Support Act

The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) limits the jurisdiction that can properly establish and modify child support orders and addresses the enforcement of child support obligations within the United States. In 1996, Congress passed, and President Bill Clinton signed, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act, which required that states adopt UIFSA by January

The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (USSJEA)

he Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) is designed to give all states a pattern to follow in determining how to exercise jurisdiction over custodial issues. Since adults today are very mobile they take their children with them as they travel all over the country, looking for new employment, following a new spouse

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Easy and pleasant experience when I needed help. Mr Smith and Susie were very knowledgeable and helpful throughout the whole process. Will definitely be returning if the need arises. Thank you all so much!
Leo Torres
Going through a legal matter can and will be stressful and frustrating. However, Mr. Smith and his staff helped make this process easier with their professionalism and knowledge of legal matters. Although I wanted the matter over and done with, I had to understand that some elements were out of their control. The court and legal system is long and tedious, making it hard for any legal office to schedule hearings or file paperwork in a timely manner. Circumstances may be out of their control.  I'd like to extend my gratitude to Mr. Smith and his staff for my successful outcome.
Maria Magana
Mr. Smith helped me get through the most difficult time in my life. He is a very experience Lawyer in this area of the law, Divorce. It is a very horrible word but his experience guided me to the best results that I've could have ever hoped for. He guided me and defended me like a pit bull and the end results were extremely favorable. My X did not have the glory of completely taking my kids or having her way. It was money well spent. I cannot say this enough. Thank you Mr. Smith from the bottom of my heart, you have given me back my life so that I can enjoy it with my children. May god bless you and your family.
Daniel Aguirre

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