Family Law Blog

  • 19-Jul-2016

    California's Child Custody Laws

    If you and your spouse are filing for divorce in the near future, your top concern will be the well-being of your children. Where will the children live, and with whom? Will you try to share custody evenly, or will the children live with one parent ...
  • 13-Jul-2016

    Property Division in a California Divorce

    If you are headed for divorce and this is your first time down the path, you will naturally have a LOT of questions, especially about how California’s divorce laws affect a spouse’s property rights. For starters, you must know that there ...
  • 4-Jul-2016

    What You Should Know About Divorce

    If you are contemplating divorce, we recommend doing your research so you understand your rights under California law. In fact, there are many benefits to learning about the divorce process before telling one’s spouse, as this arms the ...
  • 28-Jun-2016

    California Child Support Basics

    Under California law, both parents are expected to financially support their child, even after a legal separation or divorce. In the event that a couple splits up or files for divorce, one of the parents will be expected to pay child support to the ...
  • 20-Jun-2016

    Establishing a Parenting Plan

    If you are a parent who is getting a divorce, one of the most important aspects of your divorce will be child custody, and this will be addressed in a “parenting plan.” In California, divorcing parents must create a parenting plan, which ...
  • 15-Jun-2016

    Should I Move Out of the Marital Home?

    When people file for divorce, it’s not uncommon for them to wonder if moving out of the marital home would have any impact on their divorce proceedings. People commonly, and mistakenly believe that moving out of the marital home would affect ...
  • 14-Jun-2016

    Reasons to Consider a Postnuptial Agreement

    Getting married to the love of your life is an exciting adventure. After you’ve chosen the reception location, the invitations, the cake, the menu, the flowers, and the honeymoon spot, you can’t forget that once you’re married, ...
  • 13-Jun-2016

    Terminating Spousal Support

    Whether you are paying or receiving spousal support, you will be interested in understanding how and when the spousal support payments will end. In California, an order for spousal support is made as a part of the following types of cases: 1) ...
  • 10-Jun-2016

    What You Need to Know About Divorce

    When you wrap up your divorce, you don’t want to say to yourself, “Hindsight is 20/20.” Instead, you want to look back with confidence and be proud about how it all worked out. If you’re contemplating a divorce, there’s ...
  • 9-Jun-2016

    Are You a Victim of Domestic Violence?

    Are you, or your children being abused by your spouse? If you’re not 100% sure of what you’ve been enduring qualifies as domestic violence, please know that it’s not unusual for people to be uncertain. In fact, a lot of victims feel ...
  • 8-Jun-2016

    FAQs About Child Support in California

    Under California law, both parents are expected to financially support their children whether they are married to each other or not. If two parents break up, legally separate, or divorce, the court will order one or both parents to pay child support ...
  • 7-Jun-2016

    Should I File for Divorce in the Summer?

    If you are considering ending your marriage, there is a strong possibility that you will put some thought into the “timing” of the divorce, especially if you have children with your spouse. Do spouses try to time their divorce around ...
  • 6-Jun-2016

    How to Date in the Middle of a Divorce

    When it comes to dating during a divorce, there are some people who advise against it, and then there are people who recommend it. Should YOU date during your divorce? This is a personal question that only you can answer, however, if you do decide to ...
  • 3-Jun-2016

    Does Remarriage Affect Child Support?

    In almost all situations, when two parents divorce, one parent is ordered to pay child support to the other parent. While parents are familiar with the fact that their income is used to determine how much child support is paid, many parents are not ...
  • 2-Jun-2016

    Gathering the Financial Documents for Divorce

    Whether you intend to file for divorce, or you were recently served divorce papers, either way your divorce attorney will ask you to gather all the necessary financial documents. If you do not have a pending divorce action, but you want to file for ...
  • 1-Jun-2016

    Questions to Ask Your Divorce Attorney

    Like snowflakes, no two divorces are the same. Your divorce will be very different than your sister’s, your neighbor’s, or your friend’s. While it’s certainly beneficial to listen to others’ experiences, you want to be ...
  • 31-May-2016

    How Divorce Affects Insurance

    As you can imagine, divorce affects virtually every aspect of a spouse’s finances. From bank accounts to utility bills, to auto insurance and everything in between, one of the most sweeping features of divorce is how it impacts a couple’s ...
  • 30-May-2016

    How Long Does it Take to Get Divorced in California?

    Are you planning on getting a divorce ? If so, you are probably wondering how long it takes for California divorces to be finalized once the divorce action is filed. Each state has established different rules regarding how long until a divorce is ...
  • 27-May-2016

    4 Things Divorcing Spouses Need to Know

    Ending a marriage is not something that comes easy to most people, even if it is clearly the right thing to do. Spouses are under a great deal of stress: they have to make new living arrangements, decide on a parenting schedule, gather all of their ...
  • 26-May-2016

    Help Your Divorce Attorney Help You

    The relationship you have with your divorce attorney is important, especially because going through a divorce is stressful. Since your divorce lawyer has other clients, you want to do everything possible to help your attorney do their job. By helping ...
  • 25-May-2016

    One of the Smartest Pieces of Divorce Advice

    As divorce attorneys, our goal is to help people have a divorce that they can feel good about after all is said and done. To accomplish this, it takes teamwork. We have found that the best way to get our clients on board is to impress upon them the ...
  • 24-May-2016

    Collecting on a Family Law Money Judgement

    Has a family law money judgement been issued against your former spouse or domestic partner for something such as back child support, spousal support, or medical expenses for your children? If your spouse has not sent you the payment, you will have ...
  • 23-May-2016

    Bonding With Your Children After Divorce

    If you are getting a divorce, you may not be 100% certain about how child custody will work out. If domestic violence is not an issue, will one of you have the children more than the other parent? Or, will you both share custody of the children? If ...
  • 20-May-2016

    Savvy Money Tips for Divorcing Boomers

    If you are a Baby Boomer and getting a divorce, you are not alone. If you haven’t heard, gray divorce is trending. According to research from the National Center for Family & Marriage, the divorce rate for the 50 and over crowd doubled ...
  • 19-May-2016

    Fighting Over Pet Custody

    A 2015 survey from the American Pet Products Association found that about two-thirds of American households own a pet, which proves that we love our animal companions. During a time when more couples are delaying starting families, it’s ...
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