What Is a Divorce Decree?

Posted in uncategorized on April 30, 2021

A divorce decree makes the dissolution of a marriage official. It is a judge’s final ruling that terminates the marriage in the eyes of the law. The divorce decree includes a final judgment with directions for property division, child support, child custody and visitation, spousal support, and additional information that is pertinent to the case…. read more

What Happens If One Spouse Dies in the Middle of a Divorce?

Posted in uncategorized on March 31, 2021

If tragedy strikes in the middle of your divorce case and your spouse passes away, you will have many difficult questions that must be answered. These may include: “Will the divorce continue?” “What will happen to our marital property?” and “How does inheritance work?” Although every case is unique, yours is especially different if your… read more

Contempt of Family Court in California

Posted in uncategorized on February 5, 2021

During a divorce case in California, it is important to understand every possibility that may arise – including the possibility of you or your spouse being held in contempt of court. Family law contempt of court is a crime committed by willfully ignoring an obligation imposed by law, such as a child support obligation. Being… read more

Should I Post About My Divorce Case to Social Media?

Posted in uncategorized on October 16, 2020

While it is normal to turn to social media to complain, vent and find solidarity during a divorce case, posting anything during an ongoing case could work against you. The courts can consider anything you post as evidence against you during your divorce. This includes photographs, status updates or tweets, comments, location tags, and even… read more

How to Talk to a Child About Mental Health During COVID?

Posted in uncategorized on August 13, 2020

Your immediate family and loved ones are living through unprecedented times as the novel COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic continues to sweep through the US. Social distancing, quarantines and safer-at-home orders for the past few months have led to significant rises in mental health problems. Children are not exempt from mental health struggles. Isolation, lack of stability, and… read more

How Do I Remove a Power of Attorney?

Posted in uncategorized on August 13, 2020

A power of attorney is a legal document that wields a great deal of power. If you have a power of attorney agreement with someone in California, you may be unable to make certain decisions for yourself should you become incompetent. Your attorney-in-fact will have the legal authority to make choices about your finances, estate… read more

COVID 19 Impact On San Diego Family Law – What YOU need to know

Posted in uncategorized on April 9, 2020

The San Diego County Superior Court Family Law Divisions have been closed, along with all other divisions at our courthouses, to regular business since March 16, 2020. The Family Law courts will remain closed until at least April 30, 2020.  No hearings.  No access to filing regular business documents. Don’t worry though, the Court is… read more

Know when you can end child support payments

Posted in uncategorized on April 25, 2019

Your child is approaching their 18th birthday, and you are elated. They’re happy, healthy and have reached adulthood. You couldn’t be more proud. Another huge benefit of your child reaching 18 is that you believe you can stop paying child support. You don’t intend to stop taking care of your child, but not having that… read more

Fighting it out? Try arbitration instead

Posted in uncategorized on March 26, 2019

Arbitration can be a wonderful tool in divorces as a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). With ADR techniques, it’s possible to avoid going to trial over concerns during your divorce, instead turning to other professionals to help you. Arbitration has benefits and downsides, just like anything in life. The benefits may make it worth… read more

The way you ask for a divorce is more important than you think

Posted in uncategorized on February 22, 2019

Knowing that you want to ask for a divorce and actually doing so are two entirely different things. Even if you realize this is a conversation you need to have, taking the first step is not always easy. The way you ask for divorce is extremely important, as taking the right approach will put you… read more

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