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

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

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