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Can we make our child go to school of our choice?

After divorce? Yes – if you have the sole custody of your child (making sure that visitation rights are not affected). If you and the other parent have joint legal custody, the choice of school for your child should be a mutual with the other parent. But the best interest [...]

All About Divorce Disclosures

“Cut and cut cleanly,” goes the saying, and is particularly important in divorce, so that bank accounts, property, investments, and debts can be divided fairly between divorcing spouses. The best way to do this is to require that both spouses declare (disclose) all their property, assets, and liabilities. Under California [...]

Divorce Financial Disclosures Overview

Disclosures are used to gauge one’s financial standing. In divorce, financial disclosures are used to divide property between spouses fairly. The business of sorting out what goes to whom in a divorce becomes more difficult in Community Property States (which includes California), where everything earned or bought by the spouses [...]

What is a Domestic Violence Restraining Order?

Definition A domestic violence restraining order is a court order telling a family member, close relative (by blood or marriage), lover, or ex to stop abusing you or else face punishment by the law. Domestic Violence You can file for a domestic violence restraining order if your family member/relative/lover does [...]

How Long Does It Take To Get a Divorce in California?

Divorce becomes final at least six months after your divorce petition is served to your spouse. This is as long as the residency requirement for getting a divorce in California, and serves as a “cooling off” period, so that couples still have time to change their minds and reconcile. On [...]

Can we change custody orders anytime?

Yes. This includes child visitation orders. Only if found valid of course. The court will need to find out if your request to change child custody is in your child’s best interest – considering your child’s health, safety, education, and welfare, as well as stability from frequent and continuing contact [...]

Common Practice Areas

Divorce

Divorce is one aspect of family law where almost everyone needs a family law attorney. Very few people ever “want” a divorce, although that’s often what is said by one spouse to the other. Circumstances may make a person feel they have little choice but to obtain a divorce if they want to change their life or the lives of their children for the better. Consultation with a Sacramento Divorce Lawyer can help you decide whether or not divorce is the best decision for your family.

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Child Custody

Legal custody of a child is the right and obligation to make decisions about a child’s upbringing. Decisions regarding schooling, and medical and dental care, for example, are made by a parent with legal custody. In California, an award of joint legal custody is presumed, which means…

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Temporary Child Custody

Temporary custody refers to where the child will be allowed to reside from when you begin litigation for sole or joint custody. The first step you will take in your custody case is to file a request for temporary custody. This will be decided by the court, like any other court-ordered custodial arrangement, based on the best interests of the child. To be clear, this is NOT…

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Child Support

At the Sacramento Family Law Office of Bowman and Associates, APC., we help minimize the emotion and worry many parents have about child support agreements and orders. We help our clients understand the reasons behind the child support laws, and how courts try their best to be equitable…

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Spousal Support

Spousal support, or alimony, is a financial obligation that the court orders one spouse to pay the other spouse when a marriage dissolves for support each month.

This monthly support obligation is called “spousal support” and allows the spouse to maintain a similar standard of living which they were accustomed to during the marriage. Either parent can request that the amount of spousal support be changed if there is a change in circumstance

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Prenuptial Agreements

Nothing can kill romance faster than the word prenup. But with almost one in three of all first marriages ending in divorce, and about fifty percent of second or third marriages coming to a halt, a prenuptial agreement is a smart way to protect yourself and your finances according to financial experts.

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Paternity

Mothers cannot obtain child support until the paternity of the father is determined. On the flip side, fathers will not gain child custody until a paternity test proves the male in question is the father. Paternity is a complicated area of the law where emotions can run high.

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REVIEWS

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!

– Darlene W.

2016-05-26T02:26:57+00:00

– Darlene W.

I have had this firm represent me through a divorce and Roger Kosla has really been great. My case was to be a slam dunk until my husband turned it into a nightmare. I am very pleased with the way Roger has handled everything that has come at him in my case. Excellent firm!
This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.

– David M.

2016-05-26T02:35:16+00:00

– David M.

This firm went way above the call in regards to my case – attorney Ken Torkelson is a fantastic lawyer with lots of wit and experience. I would call them first anytime in the future when the need arises. And will refer this office to all my friends and family with their needs.
Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.

– Heather A.

2016-05-26T02:39:24+00:00

– Heather A.

Fantastic! Robert has been an incredible help during a very stressful, constant custody battle.  He's always been there to answer the phone and provide advice, drastically lowering my stress level and anxiety.  He was right, it takes a little time, but our court arrangement is finally both in the best interest of my son and fair to me.
I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.

– Brent

2016-05-26T02:40:28+00:00

– Brent

I have used Bowman and Associates for a number of issues including custody, business legal advice and DUI. Robert Bowman is an excellent, caring attorney. He takes the long view on custody and business issues, provides sound advice, and works tirelessly on my behalf. I will continue to use Mr. Bowman and his team of attorneys and legal staff for many years to come.
My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.

– Laurel K.

2016-05-26T03:44:59+00:00

– Laurel K.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about this law firm!  Of course, we're happy and relieved we won our case and the judge granted our civil harassment restraining order. Every person I came in contact with at the firm was friendly, professional and always always helpful.