Family Law Blog

The blog posts and information contained in this portion of the Rachel Castrejon Family Law and Mediation website are intended to provide information about some of the common issues that arise in a divorce, child custody, or other family law matter. The information provided here should not be construed as legal advice for your specific case as each case is unique. Family law matters can be complicated and seeking advice from a qualified family law attorney about your specific case is recommended.

Family Law Blog

Confused about Divorce Options?

Sep 28, 2018 by Rachel Castrejon

Are you or your spouse thinking about divorce, but have no idea how to go about it? Here… Read More

The Primary Factors in Child Support

Sep 28, 2018 by Rachel Castrejon

How is Child Support Calculated? In California, there is a mandatory statutory guideline formula for calculating support. (Family… Read More

Is My Adult Disabled Child Entitled to Receive Support?

Sep 24, 2018 by Rachel Castrejon

In California, a parent has a right to receive child support for an adult disabled child. Family Code… Read More

Community Property with Right of Survivorship – Avoid Tax and Probate Fees

Sep 18, 2018 by Rachel Castrejon

There are several ways to hold title jointly, such as tenancy in common, joint tenancy, community property or… Read More

How to Support Your Special Needs Child Through a Divorce

Mar 27, 2018 by Rachel Castrejon

Whether a child is severely disabled or has moderate learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia or auditory processing… Read More

5 Ways to Protect Your Divorce Property Equalizing Payment

Mar 20, 2018 by Rachel Castrejon

Frequently, divorcing couples agree to divide property pursuant to a settlement agreement. Often, one of the parties is… Read More

Tax Reform: How it will Impact Spousal Support/Alimony Payments

Nov 18, 2017 by Rachel Castrejon

If passed, the new tax reform bill introduced by Republicans will have a profound impact on couples getting… Read More

When Your Spouse Stops Contributing to House Expenses

Nov 6, 2017 by Rachel Castrejon

Often, couples who are newly separated do not understand their obligations and rights regarding payment of the “family… Read More

3 Crucial Questions About The Family Home In Divorce

Oct 30, 2017 by Rachel Castrejon

There are three important questions to ask when determining what rights you have regarding the family home. 1…. Read More

What are the benefits of Mediation In the Family Law Context?

Oct 23, 2017 by Rachel Castrejon

There are four primary benefits to mediation: The parties can control the outcome of their case. Reduced Cost… Read More