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  • 24-Feb-2020

    Will Your Children Have Two Homes?

    With divorce becoming more socially acceptable and practically the norm, the child custody landscape has changed dramatically in the past 15 years. Historically, mothers were the ones to get custody of the children and fathers were the ones to pay ...
  • 17-Feb-2020

    Why Divorce Can Be Harder on Men

    It is common for people to believe that by their nature, women are a lot more emotional than men, however, that just may not be the case when it comes to divorce. Many studies have been conducted on the subject and as it turns out, men tend to have a ...
  • 10-Feb-2020

    Why Do More Women Initiate Divorce Than Men?

    If someone were to approach one of our divorce attorneys and straight-up ask us, “Who initiates divorce more often, men or women?” we would not hesitate. We would quickly say that by far the majority of divorce filings are initiated by ...
  • 3-Feb-2020

    Can I Seek Custody of Someone Else's Child in California?

    Raising children can be complicated, especially for some people. There are many situations where a child’s parents may not be able to raise their son or daughter. There are also scenarios where parents may kick their teenage son or daughter out ...
  • 27-Jan-2020

    Can Exes Remain Friends?

    Relationships...can be really complicated. When you marry someone, usually it means that you originally had a very high opinion of this person. Once upon a time, you probably thought the world of him or her. Maybe, they could do no wrong. Now, your ...
  • 20-Jan-2020

    Grandparents' Rights to Custody & Visitation in California

    Many people agree that grandparents can be wonderful influences in the lives of their grandchildren. Grandparents have so much to offer, such as unconditional love, companionship, life advice, mentoring, babysitting, and so much more. In most cases, ...
  • 13-Jan-2020

    Science Behind Cheating

    Infidelity can be a hot topic of debate. Does going to a strip club count as cheating? Does an emotional Facebook affair that was never consummated count as cheating? Do bachelor parties even count? What about an emotional relationship with a close ...
  • 6-Jan-2020

    How Do I Collect a Family Law Judgement in California?

    When couples get a divorce, they draft a marital settlement or divorce agreement that is approved and signed off by the judge. Such agreements will have detailed provisions about the dividing of marital assets, dividing debts, spousal support, and so ...
  • 30-Dec-2019

    Tips for Physically Separating from Your Spouse

    If divorce were easier, we’d probably see a lot more divorces. In reality, a lot of unhappy couples stay married because they become overwhelmed at the thought of moving, changing all of their utility bills, changing all of their account ...
  • 23-Dec-2019

    What is Parallel Parenting and is it Right for You?

    We’ve written numerous articles about establishing a healthy co-parenting relationship, and we’ve given plenty of advice on how to succeed at co-parenting, but such advice doesn’t apply to everyone. It doesn’t necessarily ...
  • 16-Dec-2019

    California Divorce: Dividing Property

    When it comes to dividing marital property in a divorce, the laws vary from state to state. California is one of a handful of states that follows the “community property” model. Under California’s community property law, all of the ...
  • 9-Dec-2019

    Follow This Advice Before You Divorce

    Divorcing is usually a very emotionally stressful experience. At a time when you’re whole life is turned upside-down, it’s important to be thinking with a clear head. And the less you know about the divorce process, the more stressful it ...
  • 2-Dec-2019

    Getting Started on Your January Divorce

    Are you planning on filing for divorce in January, after the holidays are over? If so, you’re not alone. Every January, divorce law firms across the country enter into their busy season. Usually, on January 2nd like clockwork, the phones at ...
  • 25-Nov-2019

    Co-Parenting Tips for the Holiday Season

    Once parents get a divorce, they have to learn how to create a new normal, especially during the holidays. If this is your first holiday season without your former spouse, you may not be 100% sure of how to celebrate the holidays. Do you keep the ...
  • 18-Nov-2019

    Dividing Property & Debt in a California Divorce

    Each state has its own laws and procedures for dividing marital property and debt, so if you’re getting a divorce in California, it’s important to understand how California handles asset and debt division in these matters. Property and ...
  • 11-Nov-2019

    What May Surprise You About Divorce

    Whether this is your first divorce or your third, it’s important to know that like snowflakes, no two divorces are identical. Let’s say this is your first divorce. Maybe you think you know divorce because you watched your parents go ...
  • 4-Nov-2019

    Can Substance Abuse Impact Child Custody?

    If you are getting a divorce and you have a spouse who has a substance abuse problem, you are probably worried about them being around your children, especially when you are not there. Substance abuse is a serious issue that affects families from all ...
  • 28-Oct-2019

    I've Only Been Married a Few Weeks, Can I Get an Annulment?

    “What does the average California wedding have in common with a small luxury car? Both will cost about $40,000,” Andrew Sheeler wrote in SanLuisObispo.com. “That's the finding of The Knot's survey of average wedding costs in ...
  • 21-Oct-2019

    What No One Tells You About Divorce

    Since roughly one in two marriages ends in divorce, you’re probably very familiar with it. Surely, you have watched from up close or afar as friends, family, and co-workers have gone through a divorce. You may even be a child of divorce, and ...
  • 14-Oct-2019

    Understanding Guardianship in California

    The legal definition for guardianship varies from state to state, but in California, it applies to children under the age of 18. If you are an adult who is caring for a friend or family member’s child, you may be considering making it official ...
  • 7-Oct-2019

    The Kind of Person Who Divorces

    As divorce attorneys, we spend a lot of time talking to clients about divorce. Typically, a client will spend what feels like a hundred years thinking about divorce and wondering if it’s the right or wrong thing to do. They’ll be saddled ...
  • 30-Sep-2019

    Your Role in the Divorce Process

    If you are getting a divorce for the first time, there is a strong likelihood that you are anxious or nervous about the whole process. You may also be worried about what the future will bring. After all, while you were married, you probably felt ...
  • 23-Sep-2019

    Tips on Winning a Child Custody Battle

    Fighting over child custody can be so emotionally draining that most of us wouldn’t wish a child custody battle on anyone. If you are a parent who is facing or anticipating a child custody battle, you understand firsthand the amount of stress ...
  • 16-Sep-2019

    Mental Health Issues in a California Divorce

    When it comes to filing for divorce, there are “mixed states” where spouses can file for divorce on fault-based grounds or no-fault grounds, and then there are “no-fault” states where spouses can only file for divorce on ...
  • 9-Sep-2019

    Filing a Military Divorce in California

    For civilian marriages, the chances of a divorce are about 50 percent for a first marriage, but for military marriages, the divorce rate is said to be even higher. Why are service members at such a high risk of divorce? Much of it has to do with the ...
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