Coronavirus Update

In response to rapidly developing public announcements related to Coronavirus, Cage & Miles can support consults and cases remotely due to our cutting edge technology for all employees and our cloud based firm management system. Our people can work remotely on all facets of client cases. In the unfortunate event that one or more of our people are exposed to the virus, our clients’ work does not need to stop. All client files are uploaded, secured and safely backed up on the cloud. We have contingency plans in place at our two offices to see that correspondence from the court, case professionals, opposing counsel, and service providers gets uploaded to our clients’ secured cloud file so our people can work remotely. We are ready, willing and able to keep your case moving forward during these uncertain times. Please contact us if you have questions about how public announcements affect your case. Please click here for more resources.

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      Adoption is one of the noblest things one can do. Choosing to bring a child into your home, a child who would otherwise not have a chance at a great life, is an incredible act of selflessness. ...

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      If you’re an unwed mother and you gave birth to a child, you’re probably wanting to know what your legal rights are in regard to custody of your son or daughter. You’re likely wondering what rights ...

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    • Child Custody & Visitation During the Coronavirus

      Many are wondering if and how custody and visitation orders are being affected during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when we are only supposed to go out for an essential need or purpose. So, is ...

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    • How the Courts View Joint Physical Custody

      In the 1990s and before that, the mothers almost always got physical custody of their children in a divorce and the fathers were the ones to pay child support. Even in the 2000s that was the norm, but ...

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    • U.S. Passport Denials for Past-Due Child Support

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    • Custodial Rights of Unwed Mothers in California

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    • You’re Losing Your Job Due to COVID-19: What’s Next?

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    • How Do I Protect My Credit During Divorce?

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    • Are Gifts Separate Property?

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    • Make Sure Your Health Care Wishes Are Protected During COVID-19

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    • What’s Happening with the San Diego County Courts?

      Officially, the San Diego County Courts have been closed to the public until April 30, 2020. During this closure, only the following emergency hearings will be heard: (1) ex parte requests for ...

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    • Help! I’ve lost my job due to COVID-19 and cannot pay support but the Courts are closed! What do I do?

      With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to gloom over the globe, the economy has gravely suffered and is seemingly continuing to suffer. The Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program ...

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    • How Do I Protect My Credit During Divorce?

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    • What Do I Do If My Spouse Wants to Date During Our Divorce?

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    • Social Media War Between Litigants

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    • Trapped With Nowhere To Go

      You and your child(ren) are ordered to remain in your home, trapped, but your home is not safe. This is the reality many people, including San Diegans, are facing after California Governor Newsom’s ...

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    • Child Custody Conflict? How the Courts Look at It

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    • Make Sure Your Health Care Wishes Are Protected During COVID-19

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    • Are the San Diego Courts Open Yet?

      Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency in the middle of March, courts across California have closed down for non-emergency hearings. In San Diego, non-emergency hearings were ...

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    • You’re Losing Your Job Due to COVID-19: What’s Next?

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    • License Suspensions for Past-Due Child Support in California

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    • Does California Have Legal Separation?

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    • Can I Date During a California Divorce?

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    • How to Act in Court during Your Divorce Hearing

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    • Premarital Agreements - Part III

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    • Premarital Agreements - Part II

      What subjects can be covered in a premarital agreement under the UPAA? Prospective spouses can cover a wide range of issues through a premarital agreement, including: 1. Property Under the California ...

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    • Premarital Agreements - Part I

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    • Protective Orders

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    • Shannon B. Miles Announced as a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

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    • San Diego Superior Court Suspension

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    • Rights of an Unwed Father in San Diego, California

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    • License Suspensions for Past-Due Child Support in California

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    • Premarital Agreements - Part III

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      Throughout San Diego County many couples purchase homes together prior to marriage without consideration for the potential consequences which could result if the couple later divorces. Likely, these ...

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    • Divorce: Can My Spouse Get Some of My Inheritance?

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    • Are Gifts Separate Property?

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    • Domestic Violence & Divorce

      When Family Law Meets Criminal Law Divorce cases are often complex and emotionally driven due to anger, sadness, frustration and the fear of the unknown. But divorce can be even more complex when one ...

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    • Restraining Orders in CA: Temporary vs. Permanent

      A restraining order is used by domestic violence victims to protect themselves from further harm. If such an order is violated, victims are allowed to contact law enforcement and have the abuser ...

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    • Protective Orders

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    • Cheating Spouses Leaving Digital Trails

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