Posted on : August 13, 2017
For many people, telling friends and family about their upcoming divorce can seem even harder than deciding to get a divorce in the first place. How you talk to the important people in your life is crucial to how they’ll see the situation. Here are some ideas to help you broach the subject with your … Continue reading How to Break the News About Your Divorce
Posted on : July 19, 2017
Child support is not designed to be a continuing payment for the rest of a child’s life. In fact, it’s designed only to assist with the child’s financial needs as long as the child is a dependent. However, when a child stops being a dependent varies greatly depending on the family’s circumstances. Here’s what you need … Continue reading Child Support: When Should It Stop?
Posted on : June 26, 2017
Separation is often a natural first step before a divorce. However, this leaves people wondering if separation always leads to divorce or if taking some time apart can actually be just what you and your spouse need to get back on track. Here are some important things to understand about separation and divorce and how … Continue reading If You Separate, Are You Headed for Divorce?
Posted on : June 10, 2017
Before signing a prenuptial agreement, it’s important to review the fine print. In fact, this is a great time to seek the help of a family law attorney. With your attorney, determine that the prenup is in your best interests. At the very least, it should be mutually beneficial for both you and your soon-to-be-spouse. … Continue reading Is Your Prenup Really In Your Best Interests?
Posted on : May 9, 2017
Being stalked or harassed is frightening. This is especially true when you’re involved in a divorce and the harassment is a by-product of a family law matter. California law allows victims of civil harassment to seek relief through a restraining order. However, the plaintiff must have enough proof to justify the removal of some of the … Continue reading What Kind of Proof Is Needed to Get a Restraining Order?
Posted on : April 13, 2017
Mediation is an excellent way to help you through the process of divorce quickly. Added benefits include less cost and stress than traditional litigation. However, for mediation to be successful, it’s important to understand a few things about mediation. Here are two simple but essential keys to making your divorce mediation work. 1. Listen to Your … Continue reading Two Essential Keys to Making Your Divorce Mediation Work
Posted on : February 7, 2017
Spousal support is one of the “touchiest” subjects of divorce. The payer often doesn’t want to pay or is afraid of paying too much. On the other hand, the recipient is afraid they won’t have enough money to live on after the divorce. No matter what side of the issue you’re on, here are answers … Continue reading Answers to Tough Questions About Spousal Support
Posted on : January 14, 2017
A contested divorce is a difficult way to end a marriage. It’s also costly and time consuming for everyone involved. However, sometimes a contested divorce is unavoidable. Here’s what you need to know if you or your ex-spouse contests the divorce and how to get the legal help you need. The Court Doesn’t Look to Place Blame … Continue reading Contested Divorce 101
Posted on : December 20, 2016
Child support is a sensitive topic after a divorce or a separation. Many people wonder what child support is, how much their child support will be, and when it will be paid. Here are answers to some of your most frequently asked questions about child support in California. What is the Definition of Child Support? In … Continue reading Most Frequently Asked Questions About Child Support
Posted on : November 12, 2016
In the past, almost all adoptions were closed. A closed adoption means that no contact exists between the birth parents and child or the adoptive parents after the adoption. The truth is, there may not be any contact before the adoption either. Adoptions in America are more open these days. Sometimes, all parties to an adoption … Continue reading Open vs. Closed Adoptions