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Sep 2017
5th Sep 2017

Domestic Violence and Divorce in California

family law firmAll divorces in California are “no fault” divorces. However, when domestic abuse is present in a marriage, it can affect the divorce proceedings in several ways. This post outlines some of the ways domestic violence can affect the divorce process, financial settlements, and child custody decisions.
Aug 2017
29th Aug 2017

How to Establish Child Support in a California Divorce

child custody attorneysWhen a married couple with children decides to divorce, it is important to obtain a child support order as soon as possible. Finalizing a divorce can be a long process, and children need to be physically and financially cared for in the meantime.
22nd Aug 2017

Setting Up Visitation Time During Separation and Divorce

family law attorneyWhen a married couple separates, establishing a custody and visitation schedule is one of the most pressing needs on their minds—and arguably the most contentious issue in a divorce. The divorce process in California can take a long time, even years in some cases. Here is what you can expect as you and your spouse set up visitation time.
15th Aug 2017

Changing Your Name and Your Child’s Name After a Divorce

Changing your name after a divorce is a personal decision. Some may want to go back to their maiden name as soon as possibledivorce lawyers, while others will assume the last name of their children. Some women have grown accustomed to their married name and do not wish to change it at all. Still others, after a difficult divorce, can’t wait to adopt an entirely new identity.
10th Aug 2017

5 Biggest Mistakes People Make During Their Divorce

divorce attorneysAt its most basic element, divorce is simply the process of legally dissolving the contract of marriage in a (hopefully) equitable way. There should be no winners and losers in divorce. Unfortunately, sometimes people make blunders along the way that cost them dearly in the divorce process. Here are some of the most common and most painful divorce mistakes people regularly make:
3rd Aug 2017

Surviving an In-home Separation in California

Divorce AttorneysTraditionally, when a couple separates or divorces, one or both spouses will leave the marital home and settle down somewhere new. With California real estate and rent prices among the highest in the nation, maintaining two separate residences is simply not a reality for many divorcing families. Tangled assets and child care responsibilities are some other reasons a married couple may find it difficult to live apart during their separation and pending divorce. While the situation may not be ideal, there are ways to cope with shared living arrangements during a separation and still keep the drama to a minimum.
Jul 2017
27th Jul 2017

Prenuptial Agreements: The Important Document You Never Think You’ll Need

family law attorneysMost of us do not enter into a marriage preparing for the possibility that it will not work out. Although we have all heard roughly half of marriages end in divorce, no one ever thinks their marriage will be one of them. For this reason, nine out of ten couples do not sign a premarital agreement before they get married.
18th Jul 2017

How to Talk to Your Children about Divorce

family law attorneysWhen a couple is considering divorce, weighing the impact this decision will have on their children is at the front of their minds. Divorce is never easy on any family, but children are often better off with divorced parents than living with married parents who hate each other. Once the question of divorce is decided, parents immediately wonder what to say to their kids. No matter how you decide to break the news, reassuring your children they are loved and will always be cared for is most important.
11th Jul 2017

Same-Sex Divorce in California

Orange County divorce lawyersThe legalization of same-sex marriage in states like California as of 2008 naturally means that some same-sex couples will also need the assistance of divorce attorneys who understand how divorce law works and applies to same-sex couples, which, perhaps surprisingly, can sometimes be challenging.
4th Jul 2017

Getting Back On Your Financial Feet after Divorce

Orange County Divorce AttorneyThe financial aspects of divorce can, under some circumstances, be just as stressful and confusing as the emotional aspects. As most people know, the decisions you make before, during, and, in the event of divorce, after your marriage can have financial repercussions on you for the rest of your life.
Jun 2017
27th Jun 2017

How to Protect Your Assets during Divorce (And Marriage)

Divorce Attorneys, Divorce AssetsWhile most people know that California is a community property state--where any asset or income acquired during the marriage is deemed to be a part of the marital estate and separate property is anything that was acquired by either spouse either before the marriage or during the marriage as a gift--many still have questions about the grey areas in between, such as where a spouse’s 401(k) falls on that spectrum, for example.
20th Jun 2017

Can Adultery Affect My Divorce In California?

family law attorneys, child custody legal advice, divorce lawyersCalifornia—like many other states—is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that when parties file for divorce, neither party has to prove fault; nor does fault have any bearing on the divorce itself.

However, if one party has been unfaithful during the marriage, there are still some contexts in which this behavior might have consequences on terms of the divorce, as discussed in more detail below.
May 2017
23rd May 2017

Orange County Divorce Attorney

divorce lawyersWhen going through a separation or contemplating divorce, it is important to have an experienced divorce attorney guiding you through the process. Even in seemingly amicable and uncomplicated divorce proceedings, there are situations that need to be addressed which can impact your family’s well-being and financial security. Having a knowledgeable Orange County divorce attorney by your side can help ensure you are protected.  
16th May 2017

Hiring the Right Divorce Attorney

divorce lawyersWhen going through the breakup of a marriage, there are important decisions to make which can impact your current and future financial security. Having an experienced, professional divorce attorney on your side acting as a strong legal advocate is essential to protecting your rights and interests, as well as to ensure the best possible divorce settlement.
9th May 2017

Discussing Your Children’s Needs With a Divorce Attorney

divorce lawyersGoing through the breakup of a marriage is always painful, but divorce can be particularly hard on the children involved. California divorce laws deal with issues regarding marital property division as well as custody. In these matters, it is important to work with the other parent so that the needs of children are put first, while also making sure that your own rights are protected.
Apr 2017
24th Apr 2017

3 Major Signs Of Domestic Abuse

family law attorneysMore than 38 million women have experienced physical intimate partner violence in their lifetimes. Despite these alarming numbers, not everyone knows what to look for when trying to recognize the signs of domestic abuse. Being able to recognize some distinct signs of domestic abuse and talking to a family law firm can help you to help someone else get out of a toxic and dangerous relationship. Here are just a few ways to recognize domestic abuse.
19th Apr 2017

A Different Kind Of Divorce: How Summary Dissolution Works In California

family law adviceWhen a couple decides to file for divorce in California, the process is called a regular dissolution. But for those couples seeking out a more simplistic form of divorce, California offers what is called a summary dissolution.
Mar 2017
27th Mar 2017

3 Red Flags That Indicate Your Marriage Is Headed For Divorce

family law questionsThe sanctity of marriage can be both beautiful and complicated. Oftentimes, a marriage is much different on the inside than others outside the marriage perceive it to be. Things may seem like they're going well on the outside, when in reality, a marriage may be close to ending.
23rd Mar 2017

In A New Relationship? Read This Advice From Divorce Lawyers

family law legal adviceGetting into a new relationship is always exciting. You're constantly learning more about the other person as you open yourself up to them as well. As the relationship progresses, it's important to communicate and set realistic expectations. In the United States, researchers estimate that 40%–50% of all first marriages, and 60% of second marriages, will end in divorce.
1st Mar 2017

How Is California Divorce And Family Law Different From Other States?

family law questions, divorce lawyersIf you recently moved to California, you may not yet realize that the Golden State actually has a number of unique laws when it comes to family law practice, especially when compared to the typical U.S. state. That's why the California bar exam is notoriously hard to pass.
Feb 2017
17th Feb 2017

5 Questions To Ask Your Divorce Attorney Before Signing A Contract

divorce lawyersThe United States has a very high rate of divorce. Across the nation, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds, representing about 2,400 divorces per day, 16,800 divorces per week, and 876,000 divorces every year.
7th Feb 2017

Beware Of Debt And Property Division During A Divorce

Divorce AttorneysSadly, divorce is all too common in the United States. Now, more than ever, millions of people enter into marriages that will end in divorce. All of these marriages aren't ending after a few months or a year or two, either. The average length of a marriage that results in a divorce is actually nine years.
Jan 2017
25th Jan 2017

What Are The Odds I Will Get Divorced?

divorce lawyersYou've probably heard the statistic that one in two marriages end in divorce, but that's not strictly true. While half of all first marriages end in divorce, the statistics for previously married couples are far worse.
5th Jan 2017

What Is Bird’s Nest Custody?

family law attorneys, child custody legal adviceA report by the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 48.6% of all custodial parents had some sort of custody agreement in place in 2011. As divorce is so common in the United States, custody agreements are a common discussion in family law firms.