Blog Posts in 2014

  • Understanding The Best Interest of the Child

    || 2-Sep-2014

    Are you in the midst of a child custody or child support battle as the result of a recent divorce? When negotiating a plan for sharing parenting time or custody of your children, the state will primarily consider the best interests of any children involved. This standard of putting their best interests first is used when deciding custody issues in the state of California. At The Hunter Law Group, ...
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  • Attorney Hunter Named to The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers

    || 26-Aug-2014

    Attorney Daniel C. Hunter IV, founding attorney of Hunter Law Group, has been named one of The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers. This invitation-only award entails recognition for outstanding legal work in family and matrimonial law, and encompasses the top 100 lawyers in each state. Before selection as a Top 100 lawyer, The National Advocates take into account various elements of an ...
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  • Can Your Divorce Affect Your Credit?

    || 25-Aug-2014

    Will your credit will be affected by your divorce? In short, it can. In marriage, couples oftentimes open individual and joint checking accounts in order to best manage their family's finances. This belongs solely to the individual. To the creditor, it is only the credit history of the person that opened the account that is considered. If the person does not have a strong financial history, an ...
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  • What Happens to Property When You get Divorced?

    || 8-Aug-2014

    When obtaining a divorce, one of the biggest issues is making sure that all property can be divided in the best interests of both parties. Due to the nature of divorce, it becomes necessary to involve the court in property division. In California, property obtained during marriage can be divided into separate property or community property. In the case of a divorce, separate property remains in ...
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  • What is the Difference Between a Legal Separation and a Divorce?

    || 31-Jul-2014

    There may be a time when a couple must decide whether a legal separation or a divorce best serves the needs of their future. While the two may seem similar, there are differences that should be considered before contacting a divorce attorney. A divorce is the legal status obtained when a couple decides to end their marriage. There are many reasons a couple may choose to end their marriage, whether ...
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  • Preparing for Your Uncontested Divorce Hearing

    || 13-Jun-2014

    Uncontested divorces are proceedings in which both parties have reached a mutual agreement of how to resolve the issues at hand, such as division of property and child support. These proceedings can be done through mediation. The uncontested divorce is far less time-consuming and expensive than the contested divorce—and more importantly, it can be less stressful. In order to prepare for your ...
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  • After taking part in a national radio broadcast regarding various divorce topics, Attorney Daniel C. Hunter, IV received an invitation to co-author a book titled, A Cup of Coffee with 10 of the Top Divorce Attorneys in the United States. This book is being published in an effort to raise funds for children and many deserving families throughout the world, with 100% of the proceeds donated through ...
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  • Can I Change My Child Custody Agreement?

    || 16-Apr-2014

    As a parent, there are many reasons why you may feel the need to change an already existing child custody agreement. It could be perhaps that your original custody agreement was not as favorable as it should have been, or that you were persuaded into accepting terms during divorce proceedings which weren't in yours or your child's best interests. Whatever the reason, our firm is here to ...
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  • How is Child Support Calculated?

    || 4-Apr-2014

    When a married couple with children makes the decision to file for divorce, one of the most important aspects of their divorce will be focused around the care and upbringing of their children. Once it has been determine which parent will retain custody of the children, or whether both parents will have equal and shared custody, the next step will be to determine child support. Our state has one of ...
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  • What Are the Benefits of Divorce Mediation?

    || 12-Feb-2014

    For those looking for an alternative to a contested divorce, a mediated divorce could be the way to go. A neutral third party, the mediator, can help a couple negotiate their own divorce settlement. This process affords a divorcing couple the chance to split up amicably, as both spouses have to agree to the process and have to be willing to agree to some compromises. If this sounds like a ...
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  • How Can I File for a Summary Dissolution in California?

    || 7-Feb-2014

    In California, some couples can get an expedited dissolution of marriage, or a quick way in which to end a domestic partnership. If you are interested in filing for this simpler divorce, you will need to first understand how a summary dissolution works, and which couples qualify for this. Who Can File? First things first: do you qualify for a summary dissolution? Only couples in very specific ...
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  • Changing Your Alimony Agreement

    || 2-Jan-2014

    As circumstances change, individuals may need to make modifications to their spousal support (alimony) agreements. For example, someone receiving alimony may no longer need this financial support due to the fact that he or she became self-sufficient or has remarried. Or, an individual paying spousal support might no longer be able make payments due to changes in his or her income level or ...
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