What Can & Cannot Be Included in a Prenuptial Agreement?

Posted in Prenuptial Agreements on September 1, 2021

Prenuptial agreements, often referred to simply as prenups, are a common way to protect one’s assets and desires when getting married. A prenuptial agreement in California has the power to determine many issues in the event of a divorce, including property division and alimony. It is important to make sure that your prenuptial agreement contains… read more

Postnuptial Agreement FAQ

Posted in uncategorized on August 31, 2021

There are many reasons why you and your spouse might consider creating a postnuptial agreement. This is a legally binding contract that allows you to make important decisions ahead of time in the event of a divorce, such as property division. If you have questions that are still unanswered after reading these postnuptial agreement FAQs,… read more

How Can a Certified Family Law Specialist Help in Divorce Mediation?

Posted in uncategorized on July 22, 2021

Divorce mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution. It can decrease the odds of you and your ex-spouse going to trial in a divorce case. Working with a certified family law specialist can help you in many ways during divorce mediation. A specialist has advanced knowledge of divorce and mediation law, as well as… read more

Are Certified Family Law Specialists Worth It?

Posted in uncategorized on July 22, 2021

A certified family law specialist is not the same as a standard family law attorney. Certified specialists have undergone additional training and passed further requirements to become certified as specialists in their fields. Although it may cost more to hire a certified family law specialist in California, it is worth it if you have a… read more

Psychological Evaluations & Family Law Cases

Posted in uncategorized on July 1, 2021

Family law cases are delicate legal matters that can have a major impact on a family. A family law case such as a divorce or child custody matter has the power to change a family’s future. For this reason, it is imperative to be thorough in investigating and preparing for these cases. If there is… read more

Benefits of Working With a Family Law Attorney

Posted in uncategorized on July 1, 2021

If you are getting divorced, fighting for custody for your child, trying to establish paternity or undertaking another complicated family law matter, working with a family law attorney can come with several important benefits. Family law is a complex area of law that requires special knowledge and education. Hiring a family law attorney to represent… read more

What Should I Do If My Spouse Refuses to Sign Divorce Papers?

Posted in uncategorized on June 7, 2021

One spouse refusing to sign the divorce papers is not uncommon. A divorce is an emotional time, often with a great deal of conflict between the two parties involved. If your spouse refuses to sign the divorce papers, do not worry. This will not halt the divorce process. You can still proceed to file your… read more

Can My Pension Be Impacted By a California Divorce?

Posted in uncategorized on June 7, 2021

One of the many things that may concern you during your divorce case is the fate of your retirement savings or pension plan. You’ve worked hard to earn the money you will receive when you retire. If you get divorced in the State of California, however, your pension plan will be subject to division, as… read more

What Is a Divorce Decree?

Posted in uncategorized on April 30, 2021

A divorce decree makes the dissolution of a marriage official. It is a judge’s final ruling that terminates the marriage in the eyes of the law. The divorce decree includes a final judgment with directions for property division, child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support, and additional information that is pertinent to the case…. read more

Why Do I Have to Pay Child Support If We Share Custody 50/50?

Posted in Child Support on April 30, 2021

If a judge orders a 50/50 shared custody agreement, the assumption might be that neither parent will owe the other child support since they split physical custody of the child evenly. Custody, however, is not the only factor taken into account when determining child support in California. There are several situations where one parent must… read more

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