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  • 12-Feb-2018

    California's Child Support Laws

    When a couple has children together and they separate or divorce, both parents continue to be responsible for financially supporting their children. Even if the children live most, if not all of the time with one parent, the other parent is still ...
  • 5-Feb-2018

    Can Dads Win Child Custody?

    Historically, mothers have received custody of the children in a divorce far more than their husbands. If you’re a child of divorce, or if you’re from Generation X, think back to your personal experiences with divorce throughout your ...
  • 29-Jan-2018

    Collecting a Family Law Money Judgement

    Were you successful in obtaining a family law judgement against your former spouse or domestic partner? If he or she has failed to pay you what they owe, you’re probably wondering if the court can help you collect the money. After all, the ...
  • 22-Jan-2018

    Should I File Bankruptcy Before Divorce?

    It’s no secret that a lot of marriages break down because of financial problems. We’ve all heard the sad stories – a spouse has a spending problem and blows all of the couple’s money. A spouse has a gambling problem and they ...
  • 15-Jan-2018

    When Your Spouse Says 'No' to Divorce

    Surely, you’ve heard people say, “My husband will never give me a divorce,” or “My wife refuses to divorce me.” Perhaps you’ve heard people say such things, or perhaps you’ve seen it on television or in the ...
  • 8-Jan-2018

    Tips on Writing a Parenting Plan

    When a couple with children divorces in California, they must draft what is called a Parenting Plan, otherwise known as a “ custody and visitation agreement.” The Parenting Plan is a detailed written agreement that outlines how the ...
  • 1-Jan-2018

    12 Tips for Winning Child Custody

    For many parents, child custody is one of the most difficult aspects of the divorce process. As a general rule, the California Courts encourage both parents to play active roles in the child-rearing process, assuming both parents are kind, loving and ...
  • 25-Dec-2017

    Tips for Negotiating a Divorce Settlement

    If a couple wants to get a divorce and do so without having a judge intervene, they must agree to a divorce settlement. Ideally, the spouses will remain calm and collected and they’ll treat their divorce like a business transaction – and ...
  • 18-Dec-2017

    Am I at Risk for Divorce?

    If you’re in a deeply unsatisfying marriage, you may not realize it but there could be various factors that indicate you’re at risk of getting a divorce. For instance, if this is your second marriage, or if you had a “shotgun ...
  • 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 ...
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