Who Gets to Stay in the House During a Divorce?

Posted in Divorce,Property Division on April 29, 2024

Divorce involves the division of assets in all situations. It is taking one life built together and dividing it among two people. Who gets to stay in the house during a divorce is dependent on a number of factors based on ownership. Let a Solana Beach divorce attorney from Ratzer|Dobis review your case today. California Is a… read more

Jail Time for Unpaid Child Support 

Posted in Child Custody,Child Support on April 21, 2024

Often called sentencing a deadbeat parent to jail time, there is a risk that a non-paying parent could find themselves going to jail. This is often the last resort for most courts because, once the parent is in jail, they are not able to work to earn money to meet the child support obligations anyway…. read more

What Is Bifurcation? 

Posted in Divorce on March 20, 2024

It is not uncommon for divorce to take a very long time. Decision-making and separating assets can be a complicated process. If your case is dragging out and you want to speed up the process, you may wish to consider bifurcation, a method that aims to help people to move from being married to single… read more

Will a Criminal Past Affect My Child Custody Case?

Posted in Child Custody,Family Code on March 18, 2024

When a judge makes a decision about child custody, they utilize all information they have about both parents, the child’s needs, and the child’s desires, depending on their age. In some situations, this could include looking at the past of both parents. Ultimately, the court makes a decision about where to place the child based… read more

How Should I File My Taxes While Going Through a Divorce?

Posted in Divorce,Divorce Mediation,High Asset Divorce on February 29, 2024

You may be going through a divorce but still have to file your taxes. In this instance, do not delay getting your taxes done. If you do not file them in accordance with IRS guidelines, you face penalties. At the same time, you can prepare for your divorce proceedings and consider how you will file… read more

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in California if it is Uncontested?

Posted in California,Divorce,Divorce Mediation,Family Code,Spousal Support on January 27, 2024

Beginning the divorce process can either feel like a commitment to an ultramarathon where the finish line is nowhere in sight or a short sprint to the completion of the journey of marriage. An uncontested divorce provides an avenue of avoiding drawn-out, complicated processes in favor of a more straightforward way of dissolving a marriage… read more

Can Spousal Support be Waived in California?

Posted in California,Divorce,Divorce Mediation,Spousal Support on January 16, 2024

Determining California spousal support can be one of the most contentious topics in a divorce. In some instances, the determination of support is addressed before the marriage becomes legal in a prenuptial agreement. Weighing spousal support options with an experienced Solana Beach family law attorney with in-depth knowledge of prenuptial agreements and whether waiving this right… read more

What You Need to Know about Child Support Modifications

Posted in Child Support on December 30, 2023

Modifications to California child support occur when either parent requests a change in the amount ordered by the court to support a child. The following guidance can simplify the modification process. A child support lawyer in Solana Beach can offer support if you wish to modify California child support. Modifications Can be Temporary or Permanent… read more

Questions to Ask When Interviewing a Child Custody Lawyer

Posted in Child Custody on December 20, 2023

Connecting with an attorney is essential before beginning any legal action. When your child is involved, it is essential to learn more about them and their ability. Providing security for your child’s future is vital and can come with the help of a trusted Solana Beach child custody lawyer. Gain a Better Understanding of a… read more

What Can Child Support Be Used For? 

Posted in Child Support on November 15, 2023

Child support is a critical tool meant to support the needs of a child when the parents are not living together. Typically, the court wants to ensure both parents maintain financial responsibility for their child, but it is not always easy to fairly divide these expenses. More so, there are times when the money meant… read more

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