What does family law cover?


Family law is a broad term that includes divorce, child support and everything in between. It can decipher the validity of a marriage, define paternity, and outlines the laws regarding divorce, annulments, separation, alimony and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and division of property. Family law in California is similar to that of other states, but does have some minor differences. For example, California courts do not require a blood test or have a waiting period for couples wishing to get married as some states do. Many family law issues, such as child abuse, stalking and protective orders, also cross over into criminal law.

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