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  • 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 ...
  • 2-Sep-2019

    Legal vs. Physical Custody in California

    If you are a parent who is getting a divorce in California, and this is your first time dealing with child custody issues, you probably have some questions about the terminology used in the family courts. Two such terms that you are guaranteed to ...
  • 26-Aug-2019

    Coping With Your Divorce

    Did you fantasize about divorce for years, and now that it’s actually happening, it’s hitting you harder than you expected? Or, did you think that you were going to be married forever, but suddenly, your spouse dropped the divorce bomb ...
  • 19-Aug-2019

    7 Pieces of Divorce Advice

    If one of our attorneys had to give divorce advice to our best friend or to one of our relatives, what would we say? As a divorce firm that has represented countless clients throughout the divorce process, we’ve given our share of divorce ...
  • 12-Aug-2019

    What Spouses Need to Understand About Divorce

    If you’re seriously contemplating divorce, or if you’re already in the middle of it, one great place to get advice is from a divorce law firm that has represented countless clients in the divorce process. When it comes to honest ...
  • 5-Aug-2019

    Do Women Have to Pay Child Support in California?

    In the 1980s and 1990s, the concept of a woman paying child support to her ex-husband was almost unheard of. But as more women graduate from college and build successful, lucrative careers, the more that is changing. These days, we are seeing more ...
  • 29-Jul-2019

    Helping Your Child Cope with Divorce

    Divorce can be emotionally challenging for most spouses, but when you add children to the mix, the stress just went up to a whole other notch. As a divorcing parent, not only do you need to manage your own emotions, but you’ll be dealing with ...
  • 22-Jul-2019

    What is Dissipation of Assets in a California Divorce?

    Some married couples are able to have collaborative divorces. While a collaborative divorce does not necessarily mean a couple agreed on every aspect of the divorce initially, it does suggest that the couple was able to handle things amicably. In ...
  • 15-Jul-2019

    Divorcing? Prepare to Change Your Estate Plan

    Divorce is known for being a highly emotional event, even when it’s truly for the best. In many situations, the spouses go through major life changes. One spouse may move out. A stay at home parent or homemaker could go back to work after a ...
  • 8-Jul-2019

    Getting Children to Accept a New Partner After Divorce

    Being single again can be awkward, especially if you haven’t been single since before online dating sites like Zoosk, Match.com, OurTime, and eHarmony forever changed the dating scene. When you are divorced with kids, dating can be even more ...
  • 1-Jul-2019

    8 Child Custody FAQs - California

    Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about child custody in California. The answers are meant to help you gain a basic understanding of how child custody works in California, but keep in mind that the details of each case differ. The ...
  • 24-Jun-2019

    Divorcing When You're in the Dark About the Finances

    You’ve probably heard that saying about knowledge being power, which has a lot of truth to it, especially in the context of divorce. But sometimes divorce can have an uneven playing field, especially when one spouse has full control over the ...
  • 17-Jun-2019

    Help! Our Parenting Styles Are Tearing Us Apart

    When people think of the causes of divorce, certain scenarios come to mind – infidelity, money problems, in-law issues, domestic violence, and mental illness, but differences in parenting? Now that’s not commonly talked about, but we ...
  • 10-Jun-2019

    What Not to Say to Your Spouse When Discussing a Divorce

    For many people, it can take a long time to finally arrive at the decision to get divorced, especially when they have a lot tied to their spouse, such as a home, assets, debt, and most importantly, children. Once the decision has been made and ...
  • 3-Jun-2019

    Do I Need to Get My Trial Separation in Writing?

    Most married couples will attest that marriage is hard. It takes work to maintain a happy, healthy marriage, especially when life deals its blows. Normal life challenges, such as career ups and downs, childrearing, financial difficulties, health ...
  • 27-May-2019

    To My Spouse: 'I Don't Love You Anymore'

    Have you ever met one of those people who were madly in love with their spouses, and their happiness made you a bit sad about your own marriage? Not someone who had only been married a year or two, but someone who had been married for 10, 20, or even ...
  • 20-May-2019

    Divorce During Pregnancy in California

    Pregnancy can bring mixed feelings depending on the circumstances and facts surrounding the event. For a married couple who has been trying to get pregnant for months or even years, it can be a joyous event. But for a couple dealing with addiction, ...
  • 13-May-2019

    Addiction and the Road to Divorce

    A man or women will stay married to an addict for various different reasons. Maybe the individual is afraid they can’t afford to live on their own. Maybe they’re afraid of losing time with their children. Maybe the children are young and ...
  • 6-May-2019

    Do Grandparents Have Rights in California?

    hile not all grandparents are created equal, for the most part they can be pretty amazing to grandchildren. For children, grandparents can provide love, stability, mentoring, support, wisdom, guidance, and fun. But kids aren’t the only ones to ...
  • 29-Apr-2019

    Finances After Separation

    If you’ve decided to divorce or if you’ve already separated from your spouse, it’s time to take a hard look at your finances. You want to be both smart and proactive about it because if you ignore money, you could make some costly ...
  • 22-Apr-2019

    Understanding Spousal Support in California

    If you are getting a divorce in California and you’ve never done this before, you’re going to want to get educated on California’s divorce laws, specifically those regarding property and debt division under California’s ...
  • 15-Apr-2019

    Your Top Child Custody Questions Answered

    If you are getting legally separated or divorced and you have children with your spouse, you probably have a lot of questions about California’s child custody laws and reasonably so. In this article, we have compiled a list of the most common ...
  • 8-Apr-2019

    When You Have Been Served Divorce Papers

    If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been served divorce papers. Now, you’re wondering what to do. If your husband or wife served divorce papers, what you received was a “ Summons and a Petition.” This makes you the ...
  • 1-Apr-2019

    After Divorce: What if My Child Dislikes My New Partner?

    Roughly five out of ten first marriages will end in divorce and for second and third marriages, the risk of divorce is even greater. That’s a lot of divorced folks in the dating pool. In fact, so many people are divorced that it would be ...
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