Family Law Blog

  • 10-Feb-2016

    What Happens to Friends After Divorce?

    When you get divorced, you have to divide everything from the living room furniture, to the wedding albums, right down to the silverware. No matter how friendly your divorce is, or how relieved you are that it's over, splitting everything is ...
  • 9-Feb-2016

    How to Have a Cost-Effective Divorce

    With Valentine's Day around the corner, some couples are looking forward to an evening with their sweetheart filled with flowers, chocolates and champagne. But for others, this weekend will only cement the fact that their marriage has come to an ...
  • 8-Feb-2016

    Florida Bill Seeks to Change State's Divorce Laws

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – The people of our fellow sunshine state may soon be seeing some big changes to the state's divorce laws. Florida's lawmakers are considering changing the state's family laws, including key aspects of the ...
  • 5-Feb-2016

    How Do Domestic Partners File Taxes?

    Are you looking for information regarding domestic partnership in California? First off, you may be wondering if the legalization of same-sex marriage last year changed the rights of domestic partners. No, it did not. On June 26, 2015, in Obergefell ...
  • 4-Feb-2016

    Keys to a Friendly Divorce

    Divorce impacts more than just the couple, it affects their children, family and friends. The best way to minimize the negative and long-term consequences of a divorce is to consciously have an amicable one. But you're going to have to work at ...
  • 3-Feb-2016

    Divorcing? Get Your Affairs in Order Now

    Even if you've been "thinking" about divorce for years, it's still hard. All of the small details are draining, making it one of the most difficult things you'll ever go through in your life. Those who are served the divorce ...
  • 2-Feb-2016

    What Should I Do If I'm a Victim of Domestic Violence?

    Some people are victims of domestic violence without even realizing it. The abuse starts out small, but over the years it escalates. What started as a little shove here in there turned into a kick or a punch and even though the abuser says, ...
  • 1-Feb-2016

    Crash Course on Divorce

    Each year, divorce law firms see a surge in filings in January, which has been coined "divorce month" by divorce attorneys. The numbers of filings continue to peak through February, and into March. If you're thinking about filing for ...
  • 29-Jan-2016

    California's 'Simple' Divorce

    Every marriage is unique, as are the assets and debts that belong to each married couple. Some couples have more assets than others, hence their divorces are more complex. Meanwhile, other couples have yet to accumulate measurable assets, so ...
  • 28-Jan-2016

    Can I Get a Legal Separation in California?

    Each state has enacted its own divorce laws; while some states do not allow for legal separations in lieu of divorce, the state of California does. If you are reading this, there is a good chance that you are weighing your options and trying to ...
  • 27-Jan-2016

    Will Italy Pass a Civil Union Law?

    In Italy, many of its parents do the same things as any other parent. They pick their kids up from school, and they take them to their dance or swim classes. However, unlike straight parents, some gay parents need a legal document that says that they ...
  • 26-Jan-2016

    Divorcing? Do This For Your Kids!

    If you're a parent who's getting a divorce, there's a good chance that this comes as no surprise to your children. Often, the writing has been on the wall for some time, but still, divorce can come as a big shock to kids when they finally ...
  • 25-Jan-2016

    Am I Ready for Divorce?

    Now that it's January, gyms aren't the only ones with their phones ringing off the hook. With so many unhappy couples calling a "cease fire" during the holidays, divorce attorneys across the nation have entered into "divorce ...
  • 22-Jan-2016

    Can Spousal Support Be Waived?

    If you are headed for divorce, you will likely have questions about spousal support. Will the court require the higher earning spouse to pay the other monthly support? Spousal support is not "automatic" in California, but the court may ...
  • 21-Jan-2016

    Paying for College Amid Divorce

    Parents want their children to have the best college education possible. But when you enter divorce and stepparents into the mix, the whole "blended family" concept can make navigating the financial aid process complex. If you're ...
  • 20-Jan-2016

    Navigating a 'Gray' Divorce

    Are you over 50 and realizing that instead of planning to spend your retirement with your husband or wife of 20 or 25 years, you're planning for the single life? Not exactly what you had planned, but that's okay! If this feels unnatural to ...
  • 19-Jan-2016

    Children: Your Priority in Divorce

    Divorce can be painful, very painful, especially when the spouses act like it's World War III. Perhaps one of the reasons divorce can be so hard is because of what people stand to lose. We're talking about the fear of losing half of a 401(k), ...
  • 18-Jan-2016

    Are Gay Couples as Likely to Divorce?

    With the legalization of same-sex marriage this past June, this landmark ruling has many same-sex and heterosexuals asking, "Do same-sex couples divorce at the same rate as heterosexual couples?" This is a good question indeed! We decided ...
  • 15-Jan-2016

    Common Causes of Marital Discord & Divorce

    Why do marriages fail? There are many reasons, unfortunately. Once the honeymoon phase is over, spouses are no longer on their "best behavior" and their real personalities come shining through. Sometimes it's not so much a personality ...
  • 14-Jan-2016

    Get Your Divorce Started Right

    Now that it's January, the biggest divorce season is kicking into high gear. Whether you held off on your divorce until after the holidays, or you were blindsided by your spouse's filing, what you do from here on out will determine whether ...
  • 13-Jan-2016

    Splitting Retirement Accounts in Divorce

    Some people have amassed quite a bit of money in their 401(k) or IRA accounts, so it's understandable why an unhappy spouse may be concerned about the notion of getting a divorce and losing half of their retirement assets. If you are considering ...
  • 12-Jan-2016

    Don't Want to Pay Spousal Support?

    When people are in unhappy marriages, sometimes they hang on longer than they'd like because the "timing" just never seems right. That can especially be the case when the children are young, or when one of the spouses have spent years ...
  • 11-Jan-2016

    Do I File My Taxes as Single or Divorced?

    It's officially tax season, and if your divorce was finalized in December you may be curious about how to file your taxes. For individuals whose divorce is finalized towards the end of the year, they often have questions regarding filing their ...
  • 10-Jan-2016

    Can Prenups Be Challenged?

    If an unhappy marriage can be messy, divorce can be even messier. If you're entering a high-net-worth marriage, will your prenup hold up in court? We'll tell you this much, it's better to get your prenup right, otherwise, don't do it ...
  • 7-Jan-2016

    Top Alabama Judge Halts Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

    ATLANTA – On Wednesday, Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court issued an order prohibiting Alabama probate judges from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a move that clouds the United States Supreme Court decision ...
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