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Dec 2021
15th Dec 2021

Mental Health Assessment and Custody

family law legal adviceMany people in the U. S. struggle with mental health issues, and the pandemic has only worsened the outlook. Recent estimates place adults struggling with mental health issues at around 1 in 5, whether this involves depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and more. Despite these struggles, many adults are still able to function and parent effectively. 
10th Dec 2021

Excessive and Unreasonable Spending During a CA Divorce

divorce lawyersThe asset division process of a divorce is meant to help split assets in a way that is equitable. Complicated assets, disputed ownership, and other conflicts can complicate the process, but these are all common scenarios that family law courts are equipped to work through. 

However, what if one person has decided to blow as much of the marital wealth as possible in preparation for divorce? This could have a notable impact on the other person’s assets and wealth during asset division. Fortunately, the courts can also scrutinize this and adjust as needed, but only if they assess the situation and deem the expenses to be unreasonable or excessive. 
5th Dec 2021

Custody Agreement Violations Range in Severity

family law attorneyCustody agreements are generally set in stone and parents are expected to follow them diligently, whether both parents came to a mutual agreement or whether the family law courts handed down the arrangement. Things happen however, and minor deviations are often overlooked when both parents are working together in good faith. 
Nov 2021
20th Nov 2021

Questions To Ask Yourself Before You File a Restraining Order in CA

family law attorneysAbuse in the family home can often spiral out of control. Domestic violence and abuse are often major contributors to divorce, and can threaten the safety and well-being of the entire household. In CA, there are tools that victims can rely on to try and stay safe from the threat of harm or continued abuse. One of these primary tools is what is known as a restraining order. 

Restraining orders are serious matters, and can include a variety of conditions and stipulations. For example, someone who has a restraining order placed against them might be barred from approaching the victim, owning guns, could force them to move residence, and more. 
15th Nov 2021

Ask a Divorce Attorney: How NOT To Prolong Your CA Divorce

divorce lawyersMost of the time, resolving a divorce as expediently as possible is to everyone’s benefit. There are less costs involved, less potential for emotional fall out and drama, and it allows everyone to move on with the next chapter of their lives. 

At R & S Law Group, LLP, we understand how important it is for a California divorce to move forward as smoothly as possible, and leverage our expertise to help our clients with divorce matters of any kind. For today’s post, we’re sharing tips to keep in mind as you seek to keep your divorce proceedings as short as possible. 
10th Nov 2021

Making the Most Out of Your Post-Divorce Life

divorce lawyersThe prospect of life after your divorce might have you excited or hopeful, but these feelings are also often mixed with a sense of anxiety and uncertainty. Divorce is a life-changing event after all, one which can be difficult to process emotionally. To highlight this point, many studies identified shown an increased risk of depression or depression-like symptoms.
5th Nov 2021

Tips For Keeping Child Exchanges and Drop Offs Effective and Conflict-Free

family law legal adviceMany people dread the visitation exchanges and other points of dropping off and picking up the kids at the ex’s. Not everyone can maintain a cool head and things can quickly escalate to a conflict if one person lets his or her temper get the best of them. 

For today’s post, we’re offering a few tips that can help keep your child exchanges smooth, civil, and efficient. For more info or for tailored legal advice, remember that we at R & S Law Group, LLP are here to help. 
Oct 2021
20th Oct 2021

Leaving an Unfaithful Ex: Tips to Know for Your CA Divorce

divorce lawyersThe way a divorce plays out depends on a variety of circumstances. One thing we can say for certain is that infidelity and cheating often turn an already difficult process into a nightmare. Worse yet, there are potential implications in your CA divorce depending on how you or the ex respond, and cheating is often one of those things that pushes people to the edge.
15th Oct 2021

More Tips that Help You Make Co-Parenting Work

Family Law AttorneysMany parents find a good cadence once their co-parenting plan has been in place for a while, allowing them to cooperate and work together in order to ensure the well-being of the child. However, not everyone enjoys the same level of success and some parents may refuse to cooperate, increase tensions, or simply make it hard for you both to stick to the agreed upon parenting plan. 
10th Oct 2021

Custody Disputes Can Quickly Spiral to Parental Kidnapping

family law attorneyCustody disputes are difficult for all involved parties, and things can escalate rapidly, especially if one or both parents are unhappy with the resulting custody arrangement. When one parent decides to ignore a custody order, or attempt to travel to another state without permission, etc., this can quickly become a parental kidnapping issue. 
5th Oct 2021

What Causes a Long-Term Marriage to Break Down?

divorce lawyersWhen it comes to divorce, there’s common misconceptions about how newer or younger couples are more likely to get divorced than older or more established couples. However, divorce rates among newer couples have actually been on the decline over the past few years. In contrast, older married individuals have seen increasing divorce rates. 
Aug 2021
25th Aug 2021

What Should I Share With My Employer About my Ongoing Divorce?

divorce lawyersDivorce is a sensitive, emotionally-charged process. Many people value their privacy and confidentiality, especially during times of duress. This is why it’s important for people who are getting divorced to have that option to disclose the information to whomever they choose. After all, no one likes to be the subject of the latest gossip going around your social circles, or the water cooler.
20th Aug 2021

Domestic Violence Can Cause Custody Issues for the Victim Too

family law firmThe presence of domestic violence or abuse in a home can greatly jeopardize the safety and well-being of a child. For this reason, family law courts will often be quick to act to ensure that the child is removed from any immediate danger, and perpetrators of domestic violence jeopardize their parental rights with their actions.
15th Aug 2021

What Qualities Make for an Effective Family Divorce Mediator in CA?

family law legal adviceWe’ve previously discussed the benefits of mediation extensively, and for good reason. When you and the ex are willing to cooperate or find middle ground, you can both save lots of time, money, and heartache. If mediation is an option, you’ll want to recruit the assistance of a legal professional who can act as your family divorce mediator. 
9th Aug 2021

Re-negotiating a Custody Agreement: What Are My Options?

family law attorneyGetting to a finalized, concrete custody agreement can be an arduous process. It often involves months of back-and-forth between parties, lengthy legal proceedings, and emotionally-charged disputes or arguments when parents don’t see eye-to-eye. Once the dust finally settles, the family law courts hope that the established plan promotes the health, well-being, and interests of the child as well as the parents. 
Jul 2021
23rd Jul 2021

Are Your Children Using Social Media Safely and Responsibly?

family law attorneysSocial media in all its forms is here to stay: whether you’re using Facebook, sharing clips via Snapchat, showing off your latest escapades in Instagram, or getting lost in TikTok. There’s nearly 4 billion users across the globe and for most people in California, this includes their children. 

There’s lots of great and interesting content on these sites, and they are a great way to stay connected with others. However, there are also lots of threats and dangers lurking online. More than ever, it’s critical that your children understand how to stay safe on the internet. Likewise, they need to ensure they don’t do anything to avoid negative attention. After all, their behavior online and offline is regarded as a reflection of your parenting abilities, especially when it comes to the family law courts in CA.
17th Jul 2021

Therapy Can be Invaluable in Helping You Navigate Your California Divorce

divorce lawyersDivorce is not easy: this isn’t exactly a surprise or revelation. The psychological and emotional impact of divorce can often be devastating for all involved parties, including yourself, your children, and other members of your household as well as relatives.

There’s many ways in which people cope with such trying times; some of these coping strategies are more beneficial than others. Today’s post is a look at therapy and how it can be used as an effective tool to help you navigate your divorce. We’ll also discuss whether the fact that you’re in therapy could be used against you in any way, perhaps by the ex or by family law court officials during legal proceedings. 
10th Jul 2021

Non Military Spouses and Military Benefits in CA

family law attorneysMilitary divorces often have unique complications due to the nature of the military and its bureaucracy/unique set of rules. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of the questions we get about military divorces center on military benefits. 

If you or your spouse are an enlisted member of the military, there’s a set of unique military benefits you’ll want to be familiar with. Each type of benefit carries its own eligibility requirements, often based on time as well as other facts. 
4th Jul 2021

Is the Stress From Your Healthcare Job Placing Your Marriage in Jeopardy?

family law attorneysThe healthcare industry is a tough environment. Here, professionals have to deal with life-and-death scenarios on a regular basis and the hours are often arduous and long. It’s no secret that healthcare workers often put their own well-being and health at risk for the sake of their patients’. Add the recent pandemic to the mix and the truth is, healthcare workers have never been under so much stress.
Jun 2021
26th Jun 2021

How Does Crypto Impact Asset Division in CA?

divorce attorneysYou’ve likely seen more and more advertisements for cryptocurrency everywhere, whether from your social media feed or while tuning in to a major sporting event. This type of alternative currency has been increasing in popularity over the years, and is now at an all-time high. We’re even seeing banks, corporations, and governments slowly starting to work with and accepting crypto. 
19th Jun 2021

Criminal Offenses and How They Can Affect Your Parental Rights in CA

family law attorneyWhen it comes to differences of opinion, few areas are as contentious and challenging as custody/visitation disputes. In many cases, everyone involved just wants to look out for the involved children, and both parents might simply not see eye-to-eye on smaller specific details. 
10th Jun 2021

Asking The Courts to Lower or Stop to Spousal Support

family law legal adviceAfter a divorce, the state of California may grant one of both parties alimony or spousal support. In basic terms, these are payments meant to cover some or all of the living expenses of the other party, and they are often implemented when there is a large gap between the income level of both parties. 
4th Jun 2021

How You Can Help Strengthen Your Marriage During Difficult Times

Family Law AttorneysThe last year has been a truly difficult time for people everywhere, and many places are still buckling under the pressure of the pandemic and other current events. Even in places where the pandemic is no longer hitting as hard as it was, the effects are sure to be felt for years or perhaps decades to come. 
May 2021
25th May 2021

Ask a Family Law Attorney: How is Someone Deemed Unfit to be a Parent in CA?

family law attorneysUnfortunately, not every parent is up to the task of caring for their child. A parent may sometimes be unable to provide proper guidance, care, support, and any other basic needs that a child requires. In more severe cases, a parent’s actions or behaviors may directly endanger the health and well-being of a child.