As we have discussed in earlier blog posts, California is a community property state. This means that in a divorce or a separation, the general rule is that anything which is considered marital property, or community property, will get divided 50-50.
As those who follow the news may know, parents in the Los Angeles area and other parts of California more and more have strong feelings, one way or the other, about common childhood vaccinations that the medical community continues to recommend.
Many people from all walks of life, but particularly those who earn a lot of income or have high net worth, may have their wealth tied up in assets that are difficult to put a precise value on. We've already discussed the difficulties of putting a value on a privately-held business, for instance.
Like other states, California has Child Support Guidelines in place, and judges are supposed to use the formula prescribed in these Guidelines to calculate a parent's child support obligation.
Many residents of Los Angeles have probably heard the phrase co-parenting mentioned among parents who live in separate households. Even many of the celebrities who live in this area have indicated that they practice co-parenting in their relationships.