Family Law Blog

  • 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, ...
  • 4-Jan-2017

    Fundamentals of a California Divorce

    If you are planning on getting a divorce in Los Angeles, California, or anywhere else in the state, it would be beneficial for you to conduct some research before you move forward. Often, it is best for spouses to speak with a divorce attorney before ...
  • 27-Dec-2016

    Changing a California Divorce Agreement

    If you are headed towards divorce and you and your spouse have children together, you are going to need to create a parenting plan, which outlines all matters pertaining to child custody and visitation. If you and your spouse simply can’t come ...
  • 19-Dec-2016

    How 'Bad' Behavior Impacts Divorce

    Every unhappy marriage is different. Some couples argue constantly and are miserable. Other couples are calm and polite and show no outward signs of marital strain but the spouses are actually quite unhappy. As a marriage begins to unravel, often the ...
  • 12-Dec-2016

    New Year, New You After Divorce

    If you’re like many unhappy spouses, you probably have a list of New Year’s resolutions. If filing for divorce is one of them, your list of resolutions is probably very different than it was in previous years. Instead of planning to ...
  • 5-Dec-2016

    New Year's Resolution: Divorce

    In the United States, it is estimated that between 40% and 50% of all first marriages will end in divorce, and that figure goes up to 60% for second marriages. Researchers have uncovered and established some very well-known factors that contribute to ...
  • 30-Nov-2016

    America's Gray Divorce Revolution

    After World War II ended and our soldiers came home, the birth rates across the United States and the world spiked in what’s become romantically referred to as the baby boom. Between 1946 and 1964, nearly 77 million babies were born in the ...
  • 21-Nov-2016

    Looking at Divorce and Taxes

    If you’re headed for, or already going through a divorce, you already know that it’s difficult. What could add to the anxiety of gathering your financial records, dividing households, and trying to reach a marital settlement agreement? ...
  • 14-Nov-2016

    Domestic Violence & Child Custody in California

    Fifty years ago, domestic violence was something that people would keep quiet about. If a man abused his wife or children and people knew about it, they would “mind their own business” because back then, spousal and child abuse were more ...
  • 7-Nov-2016

    California Divorce: The Basics

    As we all know, divorce can be very difficult on all parties involved, but it doesn’t have to be. If your own marriage is falling apart, we want you to know that it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. By nature, divorce can be a ...
  • 2-Nov-2016

    What Factors Affect Child Custody?

    Are you a parent of a child who is under the age of 18, or even 19, but who is still in high school? If you have one or more children and you are either headed towards a divorce, already divorced from your child’s other parent, or if you are a ...
  • 25-Oct-2016

    Tips for Divorcing Fathers in California

    In the past, family courts across the nation were notorious for showing a “preference” to mothers during a divorce proceeding. For example, the mother was usually awarded the children in a child custody battle mainly because she was the ...
  • 18-Oct-2016

    Filing for Divorce in Los Angeles

    Are you contemplating filing for divorce ? Or, has your spouse already served you divorce papers? In either case, the best way to navigate your divorce is to educate yourself on the laws so you can understand your legal rights, and so you can ...
  • 11-Oct-2016

    Advice for Divorcing Parents in Los Angeles

    If you are a parent living in Los Angeles and you are getting a divorce, you will need to learn about California’s child custody and support laws. If you have not filed for divorce but you are planning to, there is no better time than now to ...
  • 4-Oct-2016

    What are My Divorce Options?

    If you’re on the brink of divorce, you may be going through a number of emotions at this point in time, and that’s only natural. Normally, the mere thought of divorce triggers a strong sense of loss, even if it’s the ...
  • 27-Sep-2016

    When a Child is Removed Due to Abuse or Neglect

    In California, if the state learns that a child is being neglected or abused, the child can be removed from the parent’s home. When a child is taken away from their parents because of neglect and/or abuse, it is referred to as a juvenile ...
  • 19-Sep-2016

    What Can Change in a Family Law Case?

    When people first file a family law case, such as a paternity action, a legal separation, or a divorce, it can be quite overwhelming and understandably so. For some parties, the court process can be intimidating, but please know that ...
  • 12-Sep-2016

    FAQs About Child Custody

    When parents decide that it’s time to end their marriage, one of their greatest concerns is child custody, especially when they predict child custody to be a point of contention with their spouse. If you are contemplating divorce and you have ...
  • 6-Sep-2016

    Claery & Green, LLP Supports Scholarships in 2016!

    At Claery & Green, LLP, we are proud to say that 2016 has been a very good year for our community efforts. This year, we continued our philanthropic pursuit to even higher levels than we possibly could have imagined. So far, we have donated ...
  • 30-Aug-2016

    Basics of Family Law in California

    If you live in Los Angeles, there is a strong possibility that your life will someday be affected by California’s family and divorce laws. This is especially the case if you ever get divorced, or if you have children from a relationship that ...
  • 24-Aug-2016

    Dividing Property in a California Divorce

    If you are a resident of Los Angeles County and are headed for a divorce, you will surely have questions about your rights to marital property and your obligations to pay off certain debts acquired before, during, and after your marriage took place. ...
  • 15-Aug-2016

    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders

    Domestic violence is a common and widespread problem that affects various families across the state; it impacts all races and religions and economic classes. Often (but not always), physically or emotionally abusive behaviors are passed down from ...
  • 9-Aug-2016

    A Father's Rights Under California Law

    If you are a father, or a presumed father (one that is assumed to be a child’s father, but it has yet to be legally established), your rights to your child at this point in time depend on whether you were ever married to the child’s ...
  • 1-Aug-2016

    Can Spousal Support Be Modified?

    Spousal support, otherwise known as partner support for domestic partners, can be a touchy subject for spouses going through a divorce. In some marriages, the higher-earning spouse is comfortable with and entirely willing to pay spousal support for ...
  • 26-Jul-2016

    Move Away Actions in California

    When couples divorce, there is one thing that is a constant and that is change. The way a person’s life looks during and immediately following a divorce is probably not the way it’s going to look a year or two later. While this may be a ...
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