Family Law Blog

  • 18-Sep-2017

    Questions to Ask Yourself About Divorce

    Deciding to divorce is a big ordeal; for most it’s overwhelming at first. So, if you have decided to file for divorce or if your spouse has decided to end the marriage, you’re probably wondering what you need to do to get this process ...
  • 11-Sep-2017

    5 Financial Tips for Spouses Getting Divorced

    On television and in the movies, divorcing women are often portrayed as victims. Meanwhile, their husbands suffer in silence as they pack their bags, write out alimony checks and see their children one evening a week and every other weekend. Off ...
  • 4-Sep-2017

    Divorce & the Road to Rising Above

    When you’re on the brink of divorce, it’s normal to go through the whole gamut of emotions: grief, anger, sadness, spite, and so on. The advice from well-meaning friends, family, colleagues and even strangers on the street can be just as ...
  • 28-Aug-2017

    What All Fathers Should Do During Divorce

    In an article published in PsychCentral entitled, “ Fathers Are Not Inferior Parents,” Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. wrote, “in our efforts to be supportive of single moms, it’s important that we not become convinced fathers ...
  • 21-Aug-2017

    Do I Need a Postnuptial Agreement?

    We may handle divorce and family law issues, but we still believe that it’s exciting to get married. Our advice to couples: While it can be overwhelming to decide on the venue, the invitations, the rings, the flowers, the menu, the wine list, ...
  • 14-Aug-2017

    Divorce & The Younger Child

    “Mom and Dad are getting a divorce.” To children, this statement can mean all different things depending on one thing – their age. For example, a baby or toddler would have no idea what this means. A fifth grader may be afraid ...
  • 8-Aug-2017

    Divorce: Should You Ditch the House?

    If you’re getting a divorce and you own a home, you could have mixed emotions about the house. With California’s housing prices, the marital home can be a huge asset, but it’s also an ongoing expense – think gardening, pool ...
  • 1-Aug-2017

    Same-Sex Parenting Today

    According to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), “Studies estimate that between 1 and 9 million children in the United States have at least one parent who is lesbian or gay.” The AAMFT goes on to say that in ...
  • 26-Jul-2017

    Navigating a High Conflict Divorce

    Many divorce attorneys will attest that a large percentage of divorces start out with pain and conflict. Regardless of the “cause” of the divorce, each spouse will point the finger at the other, blaming him or her for the demise of the ...
  • 17-Jul-2017

    Eli V. Hammond Used as a Divorce Expert on E!

    We are proud to announce that our very own, Eli V. Hammond, a Certified Family Law Specialist, is being featured as a divorce expert on a new hit TV show, The Second Wives Club, on E! On the show, Attorney Hammond explains the general principles of ...
  • 10-Jul-2017

    Managing Your Reputation During Divorce

    You could’ve been dreaming about a divorce for years, but once it becomes a reality, you’re suddenly hit with emotions you don’t know how to handle – fear, anger, sadness, guilt, hopelessness, and numbness. You may even feel ...
  • 3-Jul-2017

    Will Divorce Hurt My Credit?

    It’s common knowledge that divorce can affect many aspects of a person’s life, including relationships, finances, stress, and even appetite and sleep. But, one thing that too many people fail to consider is how divorce can affect their ...
  • 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 ...
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