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

Can My Ex Leave the State With Our Child?

Posted in Best Interest of the Child,Child Custody,Co-Parenting,Family Code on June 25, 2020

A divorce case involving kids is complicated. The parents or courts will come up with a custody agreement each spouse must obey. If one spouse breaks the terms of the agreement, it can lead to serious criminal repercussions. Leaving the state with a child, for example, could be against the custody agreement and the law… read more

Family Law Mediation – How Can Mediation Help a Family Matter?

Posted in Divorce Mediation on May 21, 2020

Family law is a large practice area that encompasses matters such as divorce, child custody, visitation, spousal support, estate plans, prenuptial agreements and domestic violence. Every year, the courts in California hear thousands of family law cases. Not every family matter must go to trial, however. With alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation, many… read more

My Ex Ignores Social Distancing. What Should I Do?

Posted in Best Interest of the Child,Co-Parenting on May 21, 2020

Dividing your time spent with your child after a divorce now has an additional concern: the COVID-19 virus. While sharing custody and visiting your child is problematic enough under various lockdown and shelter-in-place orders, it can be even more distressing to discover your ex is not taking the virus seriously. While you are doing your… read more

Domestic Violence & COVID-19

Posted in Domestic Violence on April 27, 2020

Shelter-in-place orders due to COVID-19/coronavirus concerns have significant ramifications for people who are not safe at home. Adults and children trapped with abusive or violent household members may be at serious risk of bodily harm. At the same time as the stay-at-home order, courthouses throughout the US have shut down or significantly reduced their operations… read more

What Is the Difference Between Alimony and Child Support?

Posted in Child Support on April 27, 2020

A divorce case in California could involve many financial matters, including asset division, alimony and child support. Understanding your rights and options, as well as how to protect them on a legal level, is important during a divorce. Otherwise, your spouse or his or her attorney can take advantage of you during arbitration or a… read more

COVID 19 Impact On San Diego Family Law – What YOU need to know

Posted in uncategorized on April 9, 2020

The San Diego County Superior Court Family Law Divisions have been closed, along with all other divisions at our courthouses, to regular business since March 16, 2020. The Family Law courts will remain closed until at least April 30, 2020.  No hearings.  No access to filing regular business documents. Don’t worry though, the Court is… read more

Property division involving 401(k) not straightforward process

Posted in Property Division on April 26, 2019

Getting divorced can quickly take a financial and emotional toll on an individual in California. A major area of concern for those going through divorce is how to handle property division with their retirement funds. Here are a couple of tips for protecting a 401(k) during a divorce proceeding. First, it is critical to understand the… read more

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