What Happens If One Spouse Dies in the Middle of a Divorce?

Posted in uncategorized on March 31, 2021

If tragedy strikes in the middle of your divorce case and your spouse passes away, you will have many difficult questions that must be answered. These may include: “Will the divorce continue?” “What will happen to our marital property?” and “How does inheritance work?” Although every case is unique, yours is especially different if your… read more

Contempt of Family Court in California

Posted in uncategorized on February 5, 2021

During a divorce case in California, it is important to understand every possibility that may arise – including the possibility of you or your spouse being held in contempt of court. Family law contempt of court is a crime committed by willfully ignoring an obligation imposed by law, such as a child support obligation. Being… read more

Divorce & Digital Assets – How Are Cryptocurrency Assets Like Bitcoin Split?

Posted in Property Division on February 5, 2021

Digital assets have become a hot topic of conversation in recent years among investors, governments and even divorce lawyers. Digital currency assets can refer to cryptocurrency assets, such as bitcoin, that have no physical form. Digital assets exist entirely in the online or virtual network. They can be difficult to find, trace and value…making them… read more

Is There Such a Thing as Permanent Spousal Support in California?

Posted in Spousal Support on December 16, 2020

Spousal support, also commonly known as alimony and spousal maintenance, is a financial award a judge may grant during a divorce or legal separation case in California if the lesser-earning spouse qualifies. Although the terms temporary and permanent spousal support exist in California law, permanent spousal support is somewhat of a misnomer. Permanent alimony typically… read more

4 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Family Mediation Attorney

Posted in Divorce Mediation on December 15, 2020

If you and your spouse have decided that family mediation is the best way to resolve your divorce case or legal separation, it is time to choose your mediator. Selecting the right attorney will take careful consideration, as who you hire can significantly impact the outcome of your case. Not all family mediation attorneys are… read more

Should I Post About My Divorce Case to Social Media?

Posted in uncategorized on October 16, 2020

While it is normal to turn to social media to complain, vent and find solidarity during a divorce case, posting anything during an ongoing case could work against you. The courts can consider anything you post as evidence against you during your divorce. This includes photographs, status updates or tweets, comments, location tags, and even… read more

Can Verbal or Emotional Abuse Lead to Domestic Physical Abuse?

Posted in Domestic Violence on October 15, 2020

Verbal and emotional abuse are nonphysical forms of domestic violence. While you may not feel you are being abused if you have no physical injuries, emotional abuse can be just as damaging to you mentally and psychologically as physical abuse. In many cases, emotional or verbal abuse can also lead to physical abuse. Verbal, emotional… read more

How to Talk to a Child About Mental Health During COVID?

Posted in uncategorized on August 13, 2020

Your immediate family and loved ones are living through unprecedented times as the novel COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep through the US. Social distancing, quarantines and safer-at-home orders for the past few months have led to significant rises in mental health problems. Children are not exempt from mental health struggles. Isolation, lack of stability, and… read more

How Do I Remove a Power of Attorney?

Posted in uncategorized on August 13, 2020

A power of attorney is a legal document that wields a great deal of power. If you have a power of attorney agreement with someone in California, you may be unable to make certain decisions for yourself should you become incompetent. Your attorney-in-fact will have the legal authority to make choices about your finances, estate… read more

Is My Inheritance Considered Community Property?

Posted in Community Property,Prenuptial Agreements,Property Division on July 13, 2020

One of the main issues every divorce case involves is property division. How a judge will divide the property, assets and debts you and your spouse have acquired during marriage will depend on the laws in your state. California is in the minority as a community property state. This law means your ex-spouse could receive… read more

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