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Your Burning Questions Answered

Have you ever wondered how a California family law case gets started, or how child support, custody, and property rights are handled in court? Our knowledgeable attorneys have recorded the answers to your most frequently asked questions in video. Be sure to check back for new videos, and contact our law firm with your pressing questions!

How Separate Property Is Viewed In California

One of the biggest challenges of a California divorce that doesn’t involve children is the division of property (any asset that can be bought or sold). There is a significant amount of confusion surrounding the differences between community and separate property. This stems from the fact that California is a community property state where any property or debt made by either spouse during the marriage belongs to both Read More

Unique Considerations for Military Divorces

Suppose you are an active duty member of the U.S. military (or married to one) and have made the difficult decision to divorce. In that case, it is important to understand that your process will differ from a civilian divorce in many ways. They include: Where and when you may file for divorce How child and spousal support are calculated Rights covering pensions and other benefits Military personnel have obligations Read More

When Spouses Interfere With Court-Ordered Visitation

After your divorce has been finalized, you still face the issue of becoming a reliable and responsible co-parent with your former spouse. Due to how emotional divorces can be, some people struggle to set their feelings aside and act in the best interests of their children. For instance, one parent may continually have scheduling conflicts that prevent them from following the custody agreement. Let’s take a closer Read More

Altering Your Child Support Payments

Alimony and child support impacts both parents and the child. You, your spouse, and your attorneys arrived at how much should be paid/received regarding child support and alimony during the divorce process. However, life changes. If, for example, you lose your job, are you still expected to make your child support payments?  Anyone who is in this situation should reach out to a family law attorney who understands and Read More

Legal Separation In California

When your friends and family discover that you are getting divorced, they will likely support you in any way they can. They may even offer advice. Because divorce laws vary by state, someone who lives in another region may recommend legal separation. You should be aware that some locations require couples to be legally separated for a predetermined amount of time before finalizing their divorce. If you live in Read More

Relocating After A Divorce

One of the most challenging elements of a divorce is that there may be hurdles to overcome after your family law case has been concluded. During the divorce process, you had to resolve any issues connected to physical and legal custody. Even if you and your former spouse ended up with 50/50 custody, one person could still be listed as the primary custodian. If the child lives with you the majority of the time, then Read More

Adultery’s Impact On Alimony In California 

Each state is different. That is an essential element to consider because when your marriage ends, people may offer you a wide range of advice—especially if it happened due to adultery. Their experiences with divorce aren’t necessarily going to mirror your own.  To illustrate how drastic states can differ, adultery is a felony in four states (Idaho, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, & Idaho). Here in California, it is not a Read More

Handling A Business During A Divorce

When it comes to the divorce process, there are numerous forks along the way that turn an uncontested divorce into a contested one. In the broadest terms, it comes down to dividing assets, taking ownership of marital debts, and discussing child custody (if applicable). Though you may have a general understanding of how bank accounts and mortgages get divided, things such as family-owned businesses aren’t Read More

What Is Emergency Custody?

There are many situations in which a parent might believe that their child is an immediate danger. When this happens, they may find it necessary to petition the court for emergency custody. Whether you are a parent who fears for your child's safety, or are a parent who has had an emergency custody order taken out against you, you need a compassionate and reputable family law attorney to handle your case. Here is more Read More

Christmas & Co-Parenting

Spending the holidays with your family is a special time. People travel to see one another, there is additional time off from work, children are excited. Even seeing our kids embrace some of the magic during the holidays allows us to relive fond memories of our through a new generation.  When you separate or divorce, many aspects of your life are greatly altered. Though you may no longer be a husband or wife, Read More

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