What Not to Do in a Divorce: 10 Common Mistakes

Going through a divorce can be emotionally, physically, and financially challenging. However, there are a few common mistakes that you can avoid making to help ensure the process goes smoothly. By being aware of the following divorce mistakes, you can save yourself a considerable amount of time, stress, and money that would otherwise be spent […]

Tips to Prepare for Your Family Court Appearance

Whether your case involves child custody, support, or visitation, you might feel overwhelmed the first time you are required to appear in family court. While it’s normal to be nervous before stepping into the courtroom for the first time, knowing what to expect in advance can help put your mind at ease. Here are some […]

Why Using the Same Divorce Lawyer is Not Allowed

A question frequently asked by divorcing spouses is, “Can a couple use the same divorce lawyer?” Although it might seem like this could be a good idea to save money on legal fees, the answer is no — using the same lawyer for divorce is not allowed. Regardless of whether your divorce is contested or […]

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 […]

Non-Biological and Alleged Father Responsibilities in California

Questions regarding paternity can sometimes be raised during a divorce or separation. While child custody and support are two critical issues that must be resolved when a couple chooses to part ways, you might wonder what your parental obligations are if you’re not the biological father. Or, if you are the child’s father — but […]

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, […]