A primary concern of divorcing parents is how it will impact their children’s standard of living. In the state of California, both parents are legally responsible for the financial well-being of their children. But how does the court determine the amount each parent should provide? There are many considerations that go into determining child support, […]
About Virginia Lively
Virginia Lively joined Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri in 2016, and has practiced family law exclusively since 2012. In 2018, Ms. Lively became a Family Law Specialist as certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Her work with clients throughout the Bay Area has demonstrated her expertise in divorce, domestic violence, and spousal and child support as well as tax planning and litigation.
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Marriage is a sacred union binding two people together, symbolizing a commitment to love, support, and share their lives. However, there are times when a marriage may prove untenable or legally invalid, leading individuals to seek an annulment rather than a divorce. Obtaining an annulment in California is not a straightforward process, as it requires […]
Going through a divorce is an emotional and stressful process for any couple. One of the most contentious issues that can arise is spousal support. Whether you are seeking support or may be required to pay it, it is important to understand your rights and obligations. In this article, we will discuss what spousal support […]
Separation and divorce are difficult, emotionally wrenching situations. When your children are involved, it can become even more stressful. You want the best for your children, and you also want to be as involved in their lives as possible. The following tips can help with navigating child custody issues with your co-parent. 1. Educate yourself […]
The loss of a custodial parent or guardian can have devastating effects on a child. During thisemotional and tumultuous time, loved ones and close family friends want to support the childand provide as much stability as possible. But who ultimately gets custody after the loss of aguardian? If there is a surviving parent, California family […]
When a couple is getting a divorce, important decisions can become complicated, especially if there are children involved. Child custody requires extensive planning and forethought. In a typical child custody case, the courts look into a variety of things regarding both parents in order to make a decision that is focused on what is best […]
Most people have heard of a prenuptial agreement, which is a legal agreement signed by a couple before marriage that establishes rules for the division of the couple’s assets and debts in cases of divorce. Postnuptial agreements provide the same financial protection but are negotiated and signed after a couple is already married. Although it […]
An affair is a life-altering event. The repercussions of infidelity affect far more people than just the spouse who was cheated on. Often, the party who suffers the most is the most innocent – the children. In addition to their family structure being shaken up, they will now have to split time between both parents. […]
Getting married is an exciting moment in your life. As with many pivotal life events, marriage can come with an increase in responsibility. Marriages are deeply emotional and can involve sharing almost everything. Prenuptial agreements are a great way to ensure that you and your partner are on the same page before you get married. […]
When a couple decides to separate, nothing is more important than coming together to determine what is in the best interests of their children. It is a difficult situation, as there may be anger and hurt on both sides. Still, a trained mediator can help ensure the best possible outcome for everyone involved, especially the […]
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