Family Law Blog

  • 26-Jun-2017

    9 Child Custody Tips for Your Case

    In a perfect world, all divorcing parents would get along great and child custody would be a non-issue. The parents would readily agree on a child custody and visitation schedule that would benefit all parties involved. In reality, one of the most ...
  • 19-Jun-2017

    Child Custody & Same-Sex Divorce

    If you are in a same-sex marriage and you have children, you may or may not be confronted with challenges in the near future. Fortunately, California has some of the friendliest same-sex marriage laws in the nation; however, maneuvering them can be ...
  • 13-Jun-2017

    Don'ts of Online Dating After Divorce

    According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC), there were 813,862 divorces in the United States in 2014. That’s a lot of people untying the knot, but if your filing for divorce in the near future, ...
  • 5-Jun-2017

    Advantages of Conscious Uncoupling

    “The U.S. divorce rate dropped for the third year in a row, reaching its lowest point in nearly 40 years,” reported Time Magazine on Dec. 04, 2016. Even still, when you look at your Facebook account, it may seem like your friends, family, ...
  • 29-May-2017

    How Does Domestic Violence Affect Child Custody?

    Child custody is one of the most complex areas of family law. When it comes to domestic violence though, California child custody guidelines are fairly simple: A judge is not supposed to give custody to a parent who has committed domestic violence. ...
  • 22-May-2017

    Roadmap to a Simplified Divorce in California

    In the United States, it’s very common for people to get married and divorced. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “In Western cultures, more than 90 percent of people marry by age 50.” However, not all ...
  • 15-May-2017

    How to Look for Hidden Assets in a Divorce

    It’s no secret that once divorce is on the horizon, bitter spouses can get very protective about their assets. In situations where spouses don’t share all of their financial activities with each other, it’s very easy for a spouse to ...
  • 8-May-2017

    3 Signs It's Time to Call it Quits

    If your spouse is trying to control when you see your family, what clothes you wear, whether or not you have a job, what you eat, and even what books you read – it’s time to take a step back and assess the state of your marriage, and ...
  • 1-May-2017

    Can Antidepressants Affect Child Custody in a Divorce?

    When someone is in an unhappy marriage, it’s normal for them to experience a wide range of unpleasant emotions, including anger and depression. Suppose you’re the one in a bad marriage and you’ve been unhappy for years. Aspects of ...
  • 24-Apr-2017

    4 Ways to Find Post-Divorce Happiness

    Why is it that some people move on rather quickly after a divorce, while others don’t seem to move on with their lives? This question enters the minds of many spouses as they contemplate their own divorce, hoping that they won’t fall into ...
  • 17-Apr-2017

    Google and Dating After Divorce

    In today’s day and age, your online presence is important. In reality, your online presence could be viewed by your boss, co-workers, potential employers, your spouse’s divorce attorney, and post-divorce – by your potential date ...
  • 10-Apr-2017

    Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

    In the 1980s and 1990s, it was “normal” in divorce cases for the children to end up living with the mother and for the father to see his children one evening a week and every other weekend. However, in recent years much has changed, ...
  • 3-Apr-2017

    Why Should I Establish Paternity?

    For some people, “establishing paternity” can be a hot topic of debate, while for others there’s no question – they want to establish paternity. When a child is born to married parents, “paternity” is a non-issue ...
  • 28-Mar-2017

    Getting Over Your Divorce. Yes, It's Possible!

    Most people who go through a divorce will openly admit that it wasn’t easy; for some, it was downright hard, even if it was the best decision they could’ve made. When spouses divorce, they can feel like they’re losing their ...
  • 21-Mar-2017

    Good Advice: Don't Compare Your Divorce

    Just about everybody feels insecure while they’re going through a divorce, and this makes perfect sense. When we split from our spouse, we’re literally turning our lives upside-down, and we don’t know what’s to come of our ...
  • 14-Mar-2017

    5 Ways to Positively Manage Your Divorce

    How a spouse handles the news that their beloved husband or wife no longer wants to be married to them determines how quickly they’re able to recover emotionally and healthfully from the breakup. If you are at the beginning of a divorce ...
  • 7-Mar-2017

    Do You Need a Los Angeles Prenuptial Agreement?

    Since the 1950s, Hollywood and the Greater Los Angeles Area have been a magnet for the rich, the beautiful, and the successful. From Millennial entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley transplants, to A-list actors, models, and top-ranking CEOs, Southern ...
  • 28-Feb-2017

    Why Second Marriage Can Be Better Than the First

    Learning to love again after a divorce can be hard for some people, especially when their marriage was so stressful that they swore to themselves, “I’m never going to get married again!” Interestingly though, a lot of these same ...
  • 21-Feb-2017

    Rights of Unwed Fathers

    In the last 20 to 30 years, the number of children born to unwed parents has exploded. The reasons for this societal shift are closely related to feminism, women becoming more financially independent, and the fact that divorce and unwed parents have ...
  • 14-Feb-2017

    How Child Custody is Determined

    Whenever child custody is a topic of debate or a contested issue, several factors will be considered. If you are a parent who is going through a divorce and you have minor children with your spouse, child custody will need to be determined and ...
  • 6-Feb-2017

    Does Autism Lead to More Divorces?

    In the United States, 40 to 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, the American Psychological Association reports. Of those marriages that fail, we already know that the causes can be traced back to infidelity, financial problems, and deeper ...
  • 30-Jan-2017

    Divorce: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Regardless of the reasons “why” a marriage ended, divorce is almost always an uncomfortable, difficult, unhappy event. A spouse may be thrilled to finally cut ties with their controlling, abusive, or cheating spouse; however, the divorce ...
  • 24-Jan-2017

    What Not to Do During a Divorce

    Once the holidays are over, divorce attorneys across the nation enter into the busiest divorce season of the year. January symbolizes a fresh start and with the holidays having come to an end, there is a huge spike in divorce filings across the ...
  • 17-Jan-2017

    Is Life After Divorce Always Difficult?

    When people go through a divorce, they often face various psychological and physiological issues, such as stress, anxiety, depression, weight loss or weight gain, stress-induced illness, and sleep difficulties. Along with losing the emotional ...
  • 11-Jan-2017

    Why People Really Get Divorced

    If you take a moment to think about it, there are divorced people everywhere. You probably have divorced co-workers, divorced family members, divorced neighbors, and divorced friends. With roughly 50 percent of first marriages ending in divorce, ...
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