Your Next Chapter: Three Tips for Thriving Post-Divorce

When all is said and done and the divorce papers are signed, what’s on your horizon for the future? Transitioning into your next chapter of life might seem intimidating, but in fact it is a time full of opportunity, beauty, and transformation. When you shed your identity as someone’s spouse, you then get to create a new identity as an empowered single man or woman, who is better and wiser than you’ve ever been Read More

California Child Guardianship FAQ

Sometimes a child’s parent is not interested in caring for them. Other times, parents want to be responsible for their children, but, for whatever reason (be it drug addiction, financial woes, or even disability), are unable to do so. In cases where a parent cannot or will not care for a child, it is possible for a non-parent adult, such as another family member or a close family friend, to establish guardianship Read More

Understanding Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

When you think of divorce do you imagine a long, drawn-out battle in which people who used to love each other seek revenge and express their anger? While divorce is often portrayed that way, it is luckily not always how it happens. In fact, California family courts try to keep this from happening as much as possible. It is encouraged to pursue a summary dissolution, a special type of an uncontested divorce -- in Read More

Four Things to Think About When Developing a Visitation Schedule

When parents get divorced or unmarried parents separate, many find that the most difficult part coming to terms with the fact that your child will have to split their time between homes. Usually, both parents want to spend as much time as possible with their child, making it easier for conflicts to arise. The solution? A visitation schedule. In today’s blog, we’re taking a look at the four biggest things you need to Read More

Four Reasons Unwed Fathers Should Establish Legal Paternity

If you are not married to the mother of your child, you need to take certain measures to establish your fatherhood in the eyes of the law. When a child is born to married parents, the law assumes that the mother’s husband is her child’s father. Unwed fathers, on the other hand, have to actually claim paternity if they want to have all of the legal rights associated with fatherhood.  Establishing paternity in Read More

3 Pieces of Bad Divorce Advice to Avoid

When you’re experiencing marital problems, sometimes it feels like everyone -- from your parents to your coworkers -- has an opinion. You’re likely to find that many people will attempt to step in and help you by sharing their “words of wisdom.” Unfortunately, oftentimes the divorce advice you hear will be the opposite of wise.  “Divorce is never the answer. You should stay together for the kids.” Divorce Read More

Coronavirus and Child Support

Today we are living in a world that just a few weeks to a month or two ago, most of us never would have imagined. As we face our new reality, we rush to put systems in place that will allow us a semblance of normalcy and keep us closer to our routines and order from before. For parents who rely on child support payments from their formal partners, there’s a big question looming: How will coronavirus impact child Read More

Co-Parenting FAQ

If you are a parent and you’re getting a divorce, you probably have some big questions on your mind regarding how this will impact your children, how you will handle co-parenting with your ex, and what you can do to make the transition go as smoothly as possible. In today’s blog post, the Grey Legal team is answering some of the most commonly asked questions about co-parenting. Do I have to share my kids with my Read More

Five Ways Domestic Violence Survivors Can Protect Their Legal Rights

In the past, you may have read our blog post about Ways Domestic Violence Can Be More Than Physical. In today’s post, we plan to explore ways in which the survivors of domestic violence and other abuse can protect themselves legally. Whether you’ve faced physical violence, threats, emotional abuse, verbal abuse, stalking, or other forms of domestic violence, we want to provide you with the resources you need to Read More

Three Tips for Talking to Your Children About Your Divorce

If you are a parent and you’re getting a divorce, one of your biggest concerns is probably how you will safeguard your child or children’s emotional wellbeing. We all know divorce’s impact stretches far wider than just the people who are ending their marriage. Children of divorcing parents are likely to experience confusion, stress, anxiety, and anger. Luckily, the way you talk to your children about your divorce can Read More