The firm’s family law department seeks to bring sensitivity and understanding to what the firm’s
clients are going through and always treats every case on a highly individualized basis. While
the firm handles all types of family law disputes, it is particularly known for its work in the area
of child custody.
When a married couple has children, and that marriage has come to an end, the couple needs
to determine where their children will live and who will make decisions concerning those children.
Where the children live (with which parent) involves a decision as to the children’s physical
custody. Courts can make physical custody orders that vary hugely — a court may order
that both parents share the children equally or, on the opposite end of the spectrum, courts
may order that one parent have custody and the other parent have limited visitation time with
the children. More
Child support in California is based on a statewide guideline that takes into consideration,
among other things, the income of both parents (or the income a parent could earn), the
number of children at issue, and the amount of time the children spend with each parent.
Sometimes, depending upon the sort of employment a party has (or does not have but arguably
should have), the calculation of a parent’s income can be complicated. RRB has represented
both clients who want to ensure that their ex-spouse pays his or her fair share, and clients who
need to modify existing orders. More
Spousal support in California is paid by the higher earning spouse to the lower earning spouse
in order to allow the supported spouse to live in accordance with the marital lifestyle, if possible.
The amount of spousal support a court would order is dependent upon many factors and
may differ depending upon whether the divorce is just beginning or the court is making orders
at the end of the case. RRB has substantial experience in assisting our clients achieve their goals relative to spousal support orders, which sometimes means obtaining more support , reducing it or terminating it. More
California is a community property state, which means that all property acquired during the
marriage by a married person is the property of both spouses. That is so even though perhaps
one spouse went to work, earned the money (and perhaps deposited it into an account in
his/her sole name) and the other spouse stayed at home and took care of the household and/or
the children. More
Courts may issue domestic violence restraining orders prohibiting a spouse from attacking,
threatening, harassing, contacting, coming within a specified distance of, or disturbing the
peace of the other party or another family member on a showing of good cause. RRB has extensive
experience in dealing with the issue of domestic violence, which unfortunately arises all
too often. More