Is My Business a Marital Asset in a Divorce?

Posted in Divorce on April 5, 2023

Divorce is one of the most difficult things a person faces in their lifetime. It can be very stressful because of the financial uncertainty that each party faces once their assets are divided. If you have spent time building a business, you may be concerned about what happens to it if the marriage dissolves. Each… read more

In What Circumstances is a Postnuptial Agreement Void?

Posted in Prenuptial Agreements on March 10, 2023

A postnuptial agreement, often referred to as a postnup, defines how assets, debts, and finances will be divided in the event that the couple separates or divorces. Postnups can make it easier to resolve financial disputes and protect assets if the marriage ends. A postnuptial agreement is similar to a prenuptial agreement, except the contract… read more

Can I Write My Own Postnuptial Agreement?

Posted in Prenuptial Agreements on March 5, 2023

A postnuptial agreement, commonly called a postnup, is a legal contract outlining how assets and debt are allocated in divorce. It is created after a couple is married to define the rights and obligations of both partners if they were to separate or divorce. While it is entirely possible to construct your own postnuptial agreement,… read more

How Do California Divorce Rates Compare to Other States?

Posted in Divorce on September 3, 2022

Most people have heard the statistic, “50 percent of marriages end in divorce.” In reality, however, this statistic has not been accurate in the United States for many years. The divorce rate has been steadily on the decline, with certain states reporting a larger decrease in the number of divorces than others. Based on marriage… read more

How to Decide Mediation vs. Litigation

Posted in Spousal Support on September 1, 2022

If you and your spouse have decided that your marriage is over, you will need to go through a specific legal process to get divorced in California. The duration, cost and stress connected to the divorce process can be up to you, however. Most couples find that mediation is an easier, faster and cheaper alternative… read more

When You Should Request a Paternity Test During a Divorce

Posted in Divorce on August 3, 2022

A divorce case can involve many complicated legal issues outside of the dissolution of marriage itself. One example is paternity, or the legal establishment of the child’s father. If paternity is uncertain during a divorce case in Solana Beach, one or both parties may wish to request a paternity test to establish parentage. This can… read more

How Is Paternity Established in Divorce Proceedings?

Posted in Divorce on August 1, 2022

If your divorce case in Solana Beach involves children, you may need to deal with issues of paternity. Paternity cases, also called parentage cases in the California family courts, are legal actions that determine the identity of a child’s legal parents. Here’s what you need to know about establishing paternity in a divorce case in… read more

Can Domestic Violence Charges Be Dropped in California?

Posted in Domestic Violence on July 3, 2022

Domestic violence is the crime of physically, verbally or psychologically abusing someone in your household or whom you share a close relationship with. In California, if the police are contacted about an incident of domestic violence or abuse, the decision of whether or not to press charges is out of the accuser’s hands. There could… read more

How Are High Net Worth Divorces Unique?

Posted in Divorce on July 2, 2022

While a divorce can be difficult for any couple, the issue of property division can be particularly challenging for high net worth couples. In general, you are considered high net worth if you have over $1 million in assets. In this scenario, it is important to consider the unique aspects and elements of your divorce… read more

Can I Write My Own Prenuptial Agreement in California?

Posted in Divorce on June 7, 2022

A prenuptial agreement is a great way to protect your assets against every possible eventuality. If you and your spouse want to head into your marriage free of anxiety about the future, put the details of what will happen should you get divorced down in writing. While you may be tempted to draft a prenuptial… read more

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