How Do I Protect My Assets in a California Divorce?

Posted in Divorce,Property Division on August 19, 2023

If you are considering a divorce in California and are concerned about the division of assets, it is imperative to understand property laws and the exceptions that apply. Protecting your assets is essential before entering a legal agreement such as a marriage. But there are ways to protect assets after a marriage has taken place. … read more

How is my Retirement Affected by Divorce?

Posted in Divorce on June 26, 2023

The retirement dream may feel like a mirage on the horizon that you will never reach, but it gets closer daily. We set our life on track, get married, and feel secure in our trajectory until a planned or unexpected divorce derails us. Now the difficult task of dividing the accumulations of life lies before… read more

What is a Collaborative Divorce? 

Posted in Divorce on June 26, 2023

One of the greatest final gifts a couple can give each other is divorce proceedings that are not laden with strife and contention. It takes a lot of willingness to work together, often putting personal emotions aside, to achieve a peaceful marriage dissolution. Even when a couple can achieve this goal, having a Solana Beach… read more

Is My Business a Marital Asset in a Divorce?

Posted in Divorce on April 5, 2023

Divorce is one of the most difficult things a person faces in their lifetime. It can be very stressful because of the financial uncertainty that each party faces once their assets are divided. If you have spent time building a business, you may be concerned about what happens to it if the marriage dissolves. Each… read more

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

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