California

Does the cost of a law degree need to be paid back in a divorce?

Posted in Advanced Degrees,Appeals,California,Community Property,Family Code,Property Division on October 17, 2017

“A law degree is not a ticket to prosperity.” — In re Marriage of Graham, California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (2003) Ratzer Family Law recently won a family law appeal brought after the divorce of our client and his former wife, who were married in 2009. During their 2016 divorce trial, the wife… read more


Co-parenting in California divorces

Posted in Best Interest of the Child,California,Child Custody,Co-Parenting on October 5, 2017

With many divorcing couples, custody of their children tends to become one of the biggest issues. Both parents may seek full custody, either out of genuine desire to be with the kids or, all too often, a desire to feel like they’ve “won” in the divorce. This is a misguided approach to child custody. Ideally,… read more