Entries by Rick D.

How Dissipation of Marital Assets Affects Property Division

Property division is often a contentious issue in California divorces. Sometimes, a spouse might even intentionally take measures to reduce the amount of property the other would be entitled to receive after divorce. A spouse might wrongfully misuse marital funds by gambling, shopping, spending money on extramarital affairs, or by selling properties for less than […]

What to Expect from Child Custody Mediation in California

Child custody is often the most emotional issue in a divorce or separation that parents will face. While the children’s interests should always come first, sometimes parents might disagree about what is best for them. Child Custody mediation in California can be an effective tool to help parents resolve their disputes and reach a custody […]

Understanding High Net Worth Divorce Cases

Going through a divorce can be a stressful and emotional process. It can be even more overwhelming if substantial assets were acquired during the course of your marriage. Although the legal proceedings are the same, a high net worth divorce can be much more complicated than a typical divorce, due to the complexity of the […]

Living Accommodations and Your Child Custody Case

The most difficult aspect of any divorce or separation can be deciding where your children will live, and which parent will have custody. When making a child custody determination, a California court will consider many factors, including each parents’ living accommodations and their ability to provide a safe environment. Although every family’s situation is different, […]

Disability and Child Support in California

If you have recently divorced or separated, you may be concerned about how you’re going to make ends meet — especially if your child has special needs or a disability requiring costly medical care, medication, and special education. Importantly, both parents have a financial responsibility to support their children and California courts take disability into […]

Tips for Choosing the Right California Divorce Attorney

If you’re facing divorce, it’s essential to have an attorney by your side to protect your rights and guide you through the legal process. However, with many divorce attorneys to choose from, you may feel overwhelmed when it comes to knowing how to select the right one. Although it may take some time and effort, […]

Sole Legal Custody: Pros & Cons

Most people are familiar with the term “child custody.” However, if you’re going through a divorce or separation, it’s essential to understand that there are different types of custody arrangements — and you can tailor any custody agreement to meet the specific needs of your children. Although the first concern for parents is generally where […]

What is Child Emancipation?

There may be many reasons a young adult might wish to live separate and apart from their parents. Although the age of majority is 18 in California, a child can legally be considered an adult by becoming emancipated. However, child emancipation is a step that the minor must take for themselves. Parents cannot seek to […]

California Postnuptial Agreements

People don’t usually think about the possibility of their marriage ending when they’re tying the knot. However, since divorce is not uncommon, more couples are considering taking certain precautions to protect their assets and property in the event that they end up parting ways. While most people are familiar with prenuptial agreements, there’s another type […]