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 is the Difference Between Annulment and Divorce?

Posted in Divorce on November 5, 2023

Both annulment and divorce will end your marriage, but the two terms have several differences that can play a role in what occurs under the law. At Ratzer|Dobis, our Solana Beach divorce attorney works to provide our clients with comprehensive information and insight into all of their legal options, and a component of that process… read more

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

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