Guides to Family Law
Most people believe they will be able to stay together when they get married or register a domestic partnership. Sometimes, however, one or the other of the spouses or partners wants to end the relationship. If two people have had a child together and then decide to live separate lives, among the most difficult decisions they will have to make is how much time the child will spend living with each parent, and how the parents will share and divide their parenting responsibilities.
In this section there are two types of videos with information about how California’s court system works in family law cases.
It is hoped that these videos will help you understand how the court can help you.
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