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February 2017 Archives

Paula Patton to seek restraining order against Robin Thicke

On Feb. 23, actress Paula Patton's attorneys filed documents in a California court accusing singer Robin Thicke of tampering with a court order. The 41-year-old actress claimed that Thicke, 39, attempted to get Patton arrested in front of their 6-year-old son and altered the child custody order.

Moms, 3 facts to know about children's resilience to trauma

When children are exposed to traumatic events and violence, they are at risk of a number of things from being injured to suffering emotional trauma. Children very often suffer from upset feelings and can have their daily activities disrupted after they're injured or witness trauma. Fortunately, children are resilient. They may need some help to work through the trauma, but they can bounce back.

Ex-football player serving time for unpaid support

Former NFL wide receiver Robert Meachem began serving a 30-day jail sentence on Feb. 13 for unpaid alimony and child support in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. San Jose residents might be interested in this information, since failing to pay child support in California as well might lead to having to serve jail time.

Owing child support may lead to more absenses

California parents who are thinking about divorce may be interested to learn that, according to a study, fathers are less likely to see their children if they are behind on child support. The study, which followed urban families who had children that were born between 1998 and 2000, found that approximately 30 percent of the 1,017 noncustodial fathers who were tracked were behind on their child support obligations.

What happens to a jointly-owned business in a divorce?

San Jose business owners who get a divorce may need to decide what they will do with the business if they own it with their spouse. They could keep running the cpmpany together. However, if the divorce is not amicable, this may not be possible.

6 ways to make joint custody work

When you and your ex-husband split up, joint custody might follow. This is something that can prove to be challenging, but this doesn't mean it is impossible. There are ways that you can make joint custody work if you are willing to put forth a bit of work.

Creating embryos through IVF before a divorce

Getting divorced can be a stressful event, especially if the former couple has children. However, a divorce can become even more contentious if a California couple was in the process of trying to conceive a child through in vitro fertilization when they ultimately decided to end their marriage. Although frozen embryos that are waiting to be implanted are considered to be joint property, the few court decisions on the subject offer little guidance for those having to make a decision about them.

Obama's child support rule still stands

When California noncustodial parents do not make child support payments, they can face enforcement measures that may include incarceration. However, many want to stay up-to-date on their child support payments, but they cannot afford to. If a noncustodial parent is incarcerated, they may continue to accrue debt while they are in jail.

Stevie J sentenced to probation over child support debt

On Feb. 2, Stevie J, a star of "Love & Hip-Hop" and who is popular with many California viewers, was given three years' probation for owing approximately $1.3 million in unpaid child support to his ex-wife. According to the report, he had been facing six months in jail if he was not able to show the judge that he had taken responsibility for the back child support that he owed.

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