Stay-at-Home Mom Divorce Rights in California

Posted in Divorce on May 10, 2022

As a stay-at-home mom, you’ve dedicated your life to taking care of the household, the children and your spouse. You’ve dealt with the stress and sacrifice of managing everything else while your spouse works. During a divorce, however, you may run into challenges getting the outcome that you deserve. It is important to know your… read more

The Five Stages of Divorce Mediation

Posted in Divorce Mediation on March 29, 2022

Divorce mediation is a type of dispute resolution that is a popular alternative to going to trial. With mediation, a couple has a chance to resolve their issues and create a settlement agreement – preventing the case from a tedious, expensive and unpredictable court trial. If you are considering mediation during your divorce case in… read more

How to Navigate Parental Alienation

Posted in Divorce on March 29, 2022

Divorces involving kids can be messy even in the best of circumstances. If one parent alienates the other, this can make the situation even tougher on the entire family. Parental alienation is when one parent tries to turn a child against the other by using fear, lies, insults or estrangement. Parental alienation can be consciously… read more

Modifying a Family Court Order in California

Posted in Divorce on January 28, 2022

Once the courts grant an order for child custody, child support or alimony in a legal separation or divorce case, it must be followed. Disobeying a court order can lead to legal and even criminal consequences. It may be possible to modify a family court order in California, however, if you go through the right… read more

Has COVID-19 Affected the Divorce Rate?

Posted in Divorce on January 28, 2022

The decision to get divorced has always been a personal one, driven by factors such as financial stress, individual beliefs or irreconcilable differences. When the COVID-19 pandemic first began, there was a surprising spike in the number of divorce cases being filed due to reasons such as financial strain, domestic violence and couples quarantining together…. read more

What Can Void a Prenuptial Agreement?

Posted in Prenuptial Agreements on January 5, 2022

A prenuptial agreement is a popular way to protect a spouse’s assets in the event of a dissolution of marriage. A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding contract with terms that both parties have agreed will come into effect should the couple ever divorce. In certain circumstances, however, a prenuptial agreement will be voided, or… read more

Can I Get Out of Paying Alimony in California?

Posted in Spousal Support on January 5, 2022

Alimony – known as spousal support in California – is an order that may be given in a divorce or legal separation case if there is an income disparity between the two parties. The purpose of alimony is to allow the lower-earning spouse to maintain his or her standard of living after the divorce. If… read more

What Can Be Used as Evidence in a Divorce Case?

Posted in Divorce on November 29, 2021

Most divorce cases in California achieve settlements, or pretrial agreements between both spouses. Some, however, require divorce trials, where both parties will have the chance to present evidence to the courts in an attempt to secure the outcome that they desire. Use this list of potential sources of evidence in a divorce case to learn… read more

Is Child Support Impacted by a Salary Increase?

Posted in Child Support on November 29, 2021

If your divorce case involves minor children, it will most likely end with a child support agreement or order. Child support is meant to maintain a child’s quality of living after a divorce or legal separation. In California, child support is based mainly on each parent’s income. If this income changes after a divorce has… read more

Why is January Known as Divorce Month?

Posted in Divorce on October 29, 2021

Over the years, January has earned the undesirable nickname of “Divorce Month” due to a consistent spike in the number of divorce cases filed after the end of the winter holidays. This is not the only divorce season on the calendar, however. Spring and fall also see similar spikes. Whether there is any truth behind… read more

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