Post-Divorce Checklist

The hardest part of a divorce is over once the divorce decree has been issued. However, when you end your marriage, life can change in many ways. You may need to find a new place to live, make financial adjustments, and get used to a child custody arrangement. Even when the court process is behind […]

5 Tips for Co-Parenting With a Difficult Ex

Raising children with an ex isn’t easy — even if your relationship is amicable. But dealing with an uncooperative or difficult ex can make co-parenting even more challenging. Importantly, there are still ways you can work with your ex to raise emotionally healthy children. By following some basic co-parenting tips, you can help to ensure […]

Annulment vs. Divorce in California

Most people are familiar with the divorce process. However, there’s another way a marriage can legally be ended in California — by an annulment. While the result is the same, in that the marital ties are severed, the legal effects of an annulment vs. divorce are very different. Although both a divorce and an annulment […]

Can I Request a Guardian ad Litem for My California Custody Case?

Child custody matters can become complicated when parents disagree on an arrangement. Unfortunately, children sometimes get stuck in the middle. In contentious cases that involve a child’s best interests, a guardian ad litem may be necessary to advocate for the child. While a guardian ad litem can either be requested by a parent or appointed […]

How Do Digital Assets Get Divided in Divorce?

Digital assets are becoming more prevalent in society, especially among millennials. Accordingly, dividing them is an increasingly common issue in divorce. While property division can be contentious when any marriage ends, the distribution of digital assets may present unique challenges. Digital asset division is still an emerging issue —and there isn’t much case law yet […]

Unpaid Alimony During the Pandemic: Am I Entitled to Backpay?

COVID-19 took a substantial economic toll on many families. Critically, with so many people out of work during the pandemic, those who relied on the financial support of their former spouses may end up with unpaid alimony. The impact of the unexpected loss of income from alimony can create substantial hardship — if you were […]

Handling Vaccine and Health Decisions as a Couple

One of the biggest challenges you might face after divorce is making crucial decisions about your child’s welfare and healthcare with your former spouse. If both parents share legal custody of a child, they will both need to work together to not only make decisions about their children’s education, but their healthcare as well. COVID-19 […]

How Long Does Alimony Last?

Alimony, also referred to as “spousal support,” is often one of the most contested aspects of any divorce case. Significantly, the duration of alimony doesn’t only affect future financial planning, but it can impact a spouse’s sense of economic security. Whether you’re the spouse paying alimony or receiving it, alimony can affect your everyday expenses […]

Why an Online Do It Yourself Divorce is a Bad Idea

Divorce can be expensive — and couples often try to save money by representing themselves rather than seek the assistance of an attorney. Unfortunately, divorce is not one-size-fits-all. Ending a marriage is a complex legal process with various components. While there are online programs that offer do it yourself divorce services, dissolving your marriage without […]

Do Kids Have a Say Where They Live in a California Custody Agreement?

Determining where a child will live after a divorce or separation can be a difficult decision. Not only are there various factors that must be evaluated — but in some cases, a child’s preferences should also be considered. California law allows children to have a voice in the courtroom when it comes to how a […]