Family Law Blog

  • 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 ...
  • 18-May-2016

    Your Rights as a Divorcing Parent

    If you are a parent who is headed for divorce, one of your foremost concerns will be your children. What will happen to them? Where will they live? Which parent will pay child support? Each married couple’s relationship is different, and each ...
  • 17-May-2016

    Divorce Provides Opportunity for Change

    Many who have been through divorce will attest that it was one of the most traumatic experiences of their life. That is understandable considering married couples are admitting that they can’t make things work. Divorcing spouses are dealing ...
  • 16-May-2016

    Achieve an Amicable Divorce With Mediation

    Divorce has a way of striking fear in the calmest of individuals, and understandably so. Couples have a lot to lose if they don’t play their cards right. A contested divorce can mean a loss of dignity and respect. It can mean you lose your ...
  • 13-May-2016

    Do I Still Have to Pay Support if My Spouse Works?

    For many divorcing couples, spousal support is a sensitive subject, especially if one spouse feels strongly that they were wronged by their husband or wife. The hurt party may not want to support their spouse, especially if that spouse had an affair ...
  • 12-May-2016

    Joint Physical Custody and Reduced Conflict

    If you are getting a divorce and you have children, you will be putting a lot of thought into your child custody and visitation arrangement. You may have heard of an emerging trend where both parents share equally, or almost equally in the raising of ...
  • 11-May-2016

    Post-Divorce: Who Deducts the Children?

    Once you are divorced, you will be met with new divorce-related tax issues. For example, spousal support will be tax deductible for the paying spouse and it will be counted as taxable income for the receiving spouse. But there are also the ...
  • 10-May-2016

    7 Truths About Divorce

    When people walk down the aisle, they do not think they’ll one day be divorced. In the beginning of their marriage they think, “We will never get divorced,” but then something happens. Whether it’s a year-long affair, ...
  • 9-May-2016

    Dividing Property and Debt in a Divorce

    One of the most complicated aspects of divorce is dividing the property and debts. The California courts recognize that property and debt division can be so complicated that the cost of making a financial mistake is so great, that divorcing spouses ...
  • 6-May-2016

    How to Succeed in Divorce Court

    Divorce is stressful enough, especially when spouses are faced with moving, dividing assets and debts, and most importantly, child custody, but when you add in going to court – it makes it even more uncomfortable. Unless you’re an ...
  • 5-May-2016

    8 Money Tips for Divorce

    When couples are headed for divorce, they are not always thinking with a clear head. Regardless of the reason for the divorce, most spouses experience a deep sense of loss. Even if you are emotionally ready to “move on” and relieved that ...
  • 4-May-2016

    How Long Does Spousal Support Last?

    In California, alimony is referred to as “spousal support.” Spousal support is money that the higher-earning spouse pays to the lower-earning spouse each month to help them get on their feet. The higher-earning spouse (payor spouse) can ...
  • 3-May-2016

    Why You May Want a Postnuptial Agreement

    Finding “the one,” and getting married is exciting for couples. Sometimes a prenuptial agreement is the last thing on their minds, especially when they don’t expect their wonderful relationship to ever fall apart. However, when ...
  • 2-May-2016

    3 Tips to Help Plan Ahead During a Divorce

    As Los Angeles divorce attorneys, we have seen and heard it all. We’ve seen good divorces, and we’ve seen bad divorces. That said, we feel the special need to help people avoid making some of the most common divorce mistakes. Perhaps ...
  • 29-Apr-2016

    Child Custody: Supervised Visitation

    Are you dealing with a domestic violence case where children are involved? Whether the children are the victims of the abuse (child abuse), or if they have been witnessing a parent being abused, or both, the court may decide to order ...
  • 28-Apr-2016

    Grandparents' Rights in California

    Are you a grandparent who would like to have visitation with your grandchild? Under California law, you have the ability to ask for reasonable visitation of your grandchild. However, certain requirements must be met first. In order for the court to ...
  • 27-Apr-2016

    Rebuilding Your Financial Health After Divorce

    If you’re going through a divorce, you’re aware of how a divorce can impact your finances tremendously. Given the fact that California is a community property state, many Californians stand to lose half of their hard-earned assets, if not ...
  • 26-Apr-2016

    Considerations for a Gray Divorce

    Baby Boomers have witnessed a lot of changes over their lifetimes. They’ve lived through the 1960s and 1970s, the Vietnam War, and the rise of feminism. Unlike their parents’ generation, they have seen more and more women enter the ...
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