Family Law Blog

  • 11-Dec-2017

    Delaying the Divorce Until the Kids Are 18

    When it comes to unhappy marriages, countless couples have stayed together “for the sake of the kids” and shortly after their youngest celebrated their eighteenth birthday and headed off to college, the parents filed for divorce. While ...
  • 4-Dec-2017

    What to Do After the Divorce

    Even though the divorce process is filled with what feels like a million steps, often, obtaining the divorce decree doesn’t mean it’s finally over. Usually, all of our clients have a few loose ends to tie up once the divorce is final. ...
  • 27-Nov-2017

    Divorcing with College-Aged Children

    Have you been unhappily married for some time, but you’ve been secretly putting off your divorce until your youngest child turned 18 or 19 and left the house go to college? If your answer is “yes,” then you have plenty of company. ...
  • 20-Nov-2017

    Important Financial Considerations in a Divorce

    Are you preparing for divorce ? If so, it is entirely possible to remain financially stable before, during and after the process but it’s going to take some diligence on your part. The best way to begin your divorce is to start preparing today. ...
  • 13-Nov-2017

    Grandparents Who Assume the Caregiver Role

    There is no doubt that grandparents play a valuable role in the lives of their grandchildren. Before American culture “modernized” and it became normal for adult children to move hundreds, if not thousands of miles from home, it was very ...
  • 6-Nov-2017

    Tax Effects of Divorce

    Are you considering divorce ? If so, there’s a lot on your mind. You’re probably concerned about issues, such as child custody, child support, asset division, marital debt, and what to do with the house. Taxes on the other hand, may not ...
  • 30-Oct-2017

    Why Do More Women Ask for Divorce?

    In 2015, researchers made a presentation to the American Sociological Association. Their findings concluded that statistically, more women ask for a divorce than men. Non-marital breakups on the other hand, were initiated by men and women more ...
  • 23-Oct-2017

    Less Talked About Benefits of Divorce

    We’re not going to candy-coat it, getting a divorce is stressful. In fact, it may be one of the most stressful times of your life. But, like all things, divorce is temporary and eventually one day, it will be simply a memory in the past. If ...
  • 16-Oct-2017

    Common Mistakes in High Net Worth Divorces

    For most people, divorce is not easy and breaking up isn’t always the most difficult part of the process – it’s often dealing with child custody and severing the financial ties. For high-net-worth individuals, the divorce is even ...
  • 9-Oct-2017

    9 Things to Know About a Gray Divorce

    If you’re a Baby Boomer, you grew up in an era when divorce was far rarer than it is today. A lot has changed since you first said your wedding vows. In the 1960s and 1970s, most women were stay-at-home mothers, but nowadays it’s ...
  • 2-Oct-2017

    Your Marriage Under Stress

    On a couple’s wedding day, the bride and groom make promises to each other, such as “I’ll love you for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part.” Or, perhaps they write their ...
  • 25-Sep-2017

    What You Need to Know About Paternity

    To establish paternity means to establish who a child’s legal father is. The child’s legal father is responsible for financially supporting his child, and he has the right to seek custody and visitation of his child. If a child’s ...
  • 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 ...
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