Family Code

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 My Ex Leave the State With Our Child?

Posted in Best Interest of the Child,Child Custody,Co-Parenting,Family Code on June 25, 2020

A divorce case involving kids is complicated. The parents or courts will come up with a custody agreement each spouse must obey. If one spouse breaks the terms of the agreement, it can lead to serious criminal repercussions. Leaving the state with a child, for example, could be against the custody agreement and the law… read more


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


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