Family Law Blog

  • 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 ...
  • 25-Apr-2016

    Claery & Green, LLP Donates Generous Scholarship

    At Claery & Green, LLP, we are not only dedicated to helping our clients build brighter futures, we are passionate about contributing to our society. To illustrate this, we recently received an endearing letter from the University of Maryland ...
  • 22-Apr-2016

    Can I Divorce If My Spouse Says No?

    If you found yourself in the situation where you want a divorce but your spouse has said something to the effect of, “I’ll never give you a divorce” then you may feel as if you have no choice but to stay in an unhappy marriage. The ...
  • 21-Apr-2016

    When Divorce is 'Better' for the Children

    Most of us have been brought up to believe that it’s better to stay in an unhappy marriage for the “sake of the kids.” But the truth is, this outlook often teaches them that this is what marriage is all about, and that it’s ...
  • 20-Apr-2016

    Social Media: Divorcing With Integrity

    Social media has taken the nation and the world by storm. It’s changed the way we do business, it’s changed the way we stay updated on our children’s schools, and most of all, it’s changed our personal lives. If you’re ...
  • 19-Apr-2016

    How Divorce Impacts Social Security Benefits

    Are you headed for divorce ? If you have been married for nearly 10 years, you may want to give some thought as to “when” you divorce, especially if your spouse earns significantly more money than you. When couples decide to divorce, they ...
  • 18-Apr-2016

    Megan Fox, Brian Austin Green Divorce Despite Pregnancy

    Divorce is notorious for being complicated and full of emotions, but Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green are going through more than most divorcing couples. The couple has confirmed that Megan Fox is pregnant with the couple’s third child and the ...
  • 15-Apr-2016

    How Divorce Can Impact Your Credit Score

    Divorce can turn a person's whole life upside-down. Not only are the spouses having to pay for TWO households instead of one, the higher-earning spouse may have to come up with child support and spousal support payments. In the meantime, the ...
  • 14-Apr-2016

    Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale Reach Settlement

    We have learned that Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale have reached a divorce settlement and according to reports, Gwen, unlike many other high-net-worth individuals in her situation, got a BIG break. While we don’t know the specifics of the ...
  • 13-Apr-2016

    A Rational Approach to Divorce

    If your marriage has fallen apart and you have decided that you have no choice but to file for divorce, it’s important that you start preparing yourself mentally and financially for this life transition. When people are at the brink of divorce, ...
  • 12-Apr-2016

    What Prenups Cannot Say About Children

    Prenuptial agreements are not for every couple, but when fiancés own a business, are of high-net-worth, or have children from a previous relationship, a prenup makes sense to a lot of couples, especially those who consider themselves ...
  • 11-Apr-2016

    Understanding Child Custody in California

    In today’s world, most of us have been impacted by a divorce in some way or another. Perhaps you are a child of divorce, or your close friends have been through a divorce. Or, perhaps a few of your family members have obtained a divorce once or ...
  • 8-Apr-2016

    What is in a Marital Settlement Agreement?

    If you are headed for divorce, soon you will be learning all about California marital settlement agreements, or MSAs. An MSA is a document that spells out the terms of a couple’s divorce, and it addresses critical issues, such as child custody ...
  • 7-Apr-2016

    California Spousal Support for Long-Term Marriages

    If you have been married for almost 10 years, you may have heard that once a marriage lasts 10 years, it is considered a long-term marriage and is therefore subject to the “Ten Year Rule" in the event of a divorce. In reality, there is no ...
  • 6-Apr-2016

    What Are the Advantages of Filing Divorce First?

    As a Los Angeles divorce firm, we have seen our share of clients who were blindsided when their spouses filed for divorce. Some knew that it was a matter of time, while others knew there were issues, but thought they were fixable. Whatever a ...
  • 5-Apr-2016

    Fathers' Rights in California

    As recent as the 1990s, family courts across America had the tendency to prefer the mother in child custody cases. In effect, many people today still recall that as the usual way of doing things when couples battled over child custody. In the last 10 ...
  • 4-Apr-2016

    Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman Divorce

    Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman have been married for almost four years, and now the couple have announced their plans to divorce. The couple have two small children together, daughters Olive, 3, and Frankie, 1, and have been raising their family on ...
  • 1-Apr-2016

    Changing Spousal Support in California

    In California, spouses can ask for spousal support in the following types of cases: annulments, legal separations, domestic violence restraining orders, and divorces. Once one of these cases are filed with the court, a spouse can ask for a ...
  • 31-Mar-2016

    Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds Finalize Divorce

    It’s official, Rosie O’Donnell and her second wife, Michelle Rounds will be settling their divorce in a final court appearance in Manhattan Supreme Court on Thursday, Page Six reported. One of O’Donnell’s reps confirmed, ...
  • 30-Mar-2016

    California is a Community Property State

    If you are headed for divorce and you are a resident of California, soon you will learn that California is a “community property” state. In the United States, marital property is either divided under the theory of “equitable ...
  • We focus only on divorce and family law cases
  • Our attorneys handle all types of family court issues
  • We provide caring and effective legal advocacy
  • Our team has nearly 30 years' combined experience
  • We offer a FREE initial case consultation