Is Legal Separation a Good Alternative to Divorce?

Some couples tend to think that legal separation is the first step on the road to a divorce – or a time to consider whether divorce or reconciliation is the better option under the circumstances. It is important to note, however, that legal separation cases involve the same basic issues as divorce cases. The only […]

What to Include in a Parenting Plan

Legal and physical custody issues and parenting plans commonly arise in California divorce cases involving minor children. Fortunately, when spouses work together, they can resolve most or all of these custody issues amicably via a parenting plan, without any input from a California court. It is only when the parties are unable to resolve these custody […]

Uncovering Hidden Assets in Divorce

During the pre-divorce or divorce processes, a situation may arise in which one spouse is under reporting income or hiding assets from the other spouse. There are many reasons why one spouse would hide income or assets from the other: he or she may want to avoid paying what that spouse should pay in support, does […]

How to Prepare for Child Custody Mediation

In many divorce cases, a court will require the parties to mediate their case before it will have a trial or hearing on the issues of the case. The court wants to save trial time from its already crowded court dockets. It believes that the parties will be better served by reaching an agreement themselves, […]