Patricia Van Haren – Law Office of Patricia Van Haren

My Business is None of Your Business! The Truth about Businesses in a Divorce

This post was written for those who have wondered what will happen to their business after they get a divorce. A business may be considered separate property, but any earnings gained from the business are considered community…more
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All your Questions Regarding Alimony

In this post, I discuss Alimony, or spousal support as it is called in California. Some of the issues addressed are the factors that are considered in deciding whether or not a party is entitled to spousal support, how much…more
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I'll Show You Mine if You Show Me Yours: The Deal with Financial Disclosures

In this blog, I talk about filing disclosures, and why it is better to list all of your assets on a disclosure instead of trying to hide any accounts…more
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What Makes a Parent? More on Paternity and Parental Rights

What is a parent? This article discusses what the courts view as a "parent", including some interesting rulings made in the past decade…more
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Prenuptial Agreements: Are they really enforceable? Why should I get one?

In this post I discuss prenuptial agreements and what someone must consider before signing a premarital agreement…more
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Where Should My Children Go to School?

In this post I discuss the many factors that courts consider when deciding where children should go to school…more
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Who's At Fault? It doesn't Matter!

Many people have misconceptions about how divorce works, especially in a no fault state. This post clarifies what a no fault state is and how living in a no fault state affects your divorce…more
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Child Custody, Part 3/3: Put Down That Crackpipe

In my third and final installment about child custody, I discuss how an addiction to drugs or alcohol can affect child custody and child visitation…more
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Child Custody, Part 2/3: Watch Your Words

In my second post about child custody, I discuss what happens when one parent consistently says negative things to their children about the other parent…more
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Child Custody, Part 2/3: Watch Your Words

In my second post about child custody, I discuss what happens when one parent consistently says negative things to their children about the other parent…more
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Child Custody, Part 1/3: Keep Your Hands to Yourself

My first installment in my three-part series about child custody discusses what can happen when one parent physically or verbally abuses either the other parent or the child…more
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What to Do and Say When They Won't Pay: How to Get Your Ex to Pay Child Support.

Sometimes a parent won't pay child support. If the other parent of your child isn't paying, there are steps you can follow to get them to pay…more
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Divorce or Separation? Which one is right for me?

This article addresses the difference between a divorce and a legal separation. While getting a legal separation can have its advantages in certain cases, usually it is advisable to just get a divorce…more
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Who's Your Daddy? Common Paternity Questions

This post answers some questions I have recieved about paternity matters, specifically how courts handle cases when a wife gets pregnant as the result of an affair…more
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Kick that Dirty Snake to the Curb! How to Protect Yourself After Your Husband Cheats

A quick guide to protecting your assets after your husband cheats. Although you have been betrayed, there are many steps you can take to make sure you do not have to deal with financial insecurity in addition to the loss of…more
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