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Jul 2017
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.
Dec 2016
13th Dec 2016

Divorce, Family Law, And Domestic Violence: What You Need To Know

child custody legal adviceDomestic abuse and violence is a more critical issue in the U.S. than people realize. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence estimates that a woman is assaulted or beaten every nine seconds in this country.
Nov 2016
28th Nov 2016

Common Child Custody Terms You Need To Know Before Filing A Claim

child custody, family law legal adviceIf you're seeking family law legal advice, you can certainly obtain it from child custody or divorce attorneys in a family law firm. But before you seek their help and assistance, it's still recommended that you do your own research about the subject before you file a claim or appear in court.
Oct 2016
20th Oct 2016

Fear Of Leaving: Reasons Why A Domestic Violence Victim Will Often Stay In An Abusive Relationship

divorce lawyersIntimate partner violence has affected more than 38 million women during the course of their lifetimes, but many are too afraid to tell anyone or leave their partner. Many things contribute to a person's fear of leaving their abusive relationship, and it's important to understand those reasons before attempting to ameliorate the problem. Here are some of the reasons that a domestic violence victim may not leave an abuser:
18th Oct 2016

Professionals Can Help Separating Parents Make The Most Beneficial Child Custody Decision

child custody lawyersChild custody is not a one-size-fits-all situation for many families. There are four types of custody claims that can be filed, and two to three of the options will overlap. Family law firms and child custody lawyers are able to either help you mediate child custody agreements with your child's other parent or make the best decision for your child on your terms.
Sep 2016
30th Sep 2016

Things To Discuss Before Finalizing A Divorce

divorce attorney, family law practiceDivorce can be expensive, but it is not possible to share a divorce lawyer with your spouse. Like criminal attorneys, it is impossible for family law attorneys to represent two people on opposite sides of a dispute.
27th Sep 2016

Angelina Jolie Requests Physical Custody Of Children Following Separation From Brad Pitt

family lawCelebrity lives are extremely public, so hearing of a celebrity divorce is hardly unusual. However, when Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, her husband of two years and partner of 12, many were shocked, as their relationship was one of the most high-profile in all of Hollywood.
Aug 2016
31st Aug 2016

The Three Primary Methods To Dissolve A Relationship

divorce lawyersOne couple will divorce every 36 seconds in America, resulting in approximately 876,000 divorces annually. Nearly half of first marriages end in divorce, and 60% of second marriages do as well. Most divorces will occur about nine years into a marriage.