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

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

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

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

California Uncontested Divorce, Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

Posted in Divorce on May 1, 2022

Getting divorced in California doesn’t have to mean a stressful or expensive court trial. In fact, the majority of divorcing couples in California successfully avoid going to court. They do this by achieving a divorce settlement. There are a few different ways to achieve a settlement, each with unique pros and cons. They include uncontested… 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

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