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

Can I Take My Child Internationally Under Custody?

Posted in Child Custody on June 5, 2022

If you were given custody of your child in a divorce or legal separation in California, you may assume you have the right to travel with your child internationally. There are rules you must obey as a divorced co-parent, however, even if you have full or primary custody. Before you travel or relocate internationally with… read more

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

What Is an Amicable Divorce?

Posted in Divorce on May 2, 2022

While the purpose of a divorce is to end a relationship, this doesn’t mean the process has to be fraught with tension, fighting or litigation. It may be possible to come to a reasonable and amicable (good-natured) agreement with your ex-spouse through dialogue, cooperation and negotiation. This is known as an amicable divorce, and it… read more

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