Should I Get a Prenup?

Before you and your significant other get married, you may consider entering into a prenuptial agreement. Commonly referred to as a “prenup,” this written contract typically states each piece of property owned by the parties — and specifies the rights to that property in the event of divorce. It’s important to understand that prenups are […]

Keeping the Family Home After Divorce

Who gets to keep the family home is often one of the most contentious issues in a divorce. Not only is the house usually the most valuable asset a married couple owns, but there may also be many memories attached to it. Importantly, while dollar amounts can be easily distributed between spouses, negotiations concerning the […]

What is a Contested Divorce in California?

Ending a marriage isn’t easy — and a divorce can be even more stressful and emotionally draining when it is contested. In California, a divorce may be contested for any number of reasons, including factual and legal disagreements. Typically, contested divorces arise when spouses do not agree on one or more of the important issues […]

How Does Adultery Affect a Divorce in California?

California is a no-fault state when it comes to divorce. This means that neither party needs to establish specific grounds for divorce or show the other committed any kind of misconduct in order for the marriage to be dissolved. While adultery is one of the most common reasons spouses break up, it’s irrelevant to the […]

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce: What’s the Difference?

There are two types of divorces — those that are contested and those that are uncontested. Simply put, a contested divorce is one in which spouses do not agree on any number of issues that must be resolved before a judge will sign the decree. Generally, an uncontested divorce is one where the spouses can […]

Separation vs. Divorce: What’s the Difference?

If your marriage isn’t working out, you may be wondering whether divorce is the right choice for you. However, legal separation is another avenue you might consider. While the two processes closely resemble each other, the legal effects of each are very different. Neither option is necessarily better than the other — the pros and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]