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

Consider these visitation schedules if you can’t decide

Posted in uncategorized on January 23, 2019

For parents who have to decide on a visitation schedule, it can sometimes be difficult to determine what the right schedule is. Sometimes, a single schedule has to have different arrangements during times of the year when a child is in school or when a holiday is coming up. As someone who is just starting… read more

Include these 4 important sections in your parenting plan

Posted in uncategorized on December 27, 2018

Parenting plans can be difficult to create, but they’re an important part of any divorce involving children. With the right parenting plan, both parents know exactly what to expect. They know where their children will be at all times, and they know what to expect during special events and holidays. Parenting plans aren’t only there… read more

Here’s what you should know about paying child support

Posted in uncategorized on November 28, 2018

Child support is an important part of a child’s life, and it is also a helpful benefit for the parent with primary custody. Child support can be used for many things, from putting food on the table to buying warm winter clothing for the child. When a parent feels slighted by something that has happened… read more

The alternative to court-based dispute resolution

Posted in uncategorized on September 26, 2018

Divorces are often hostile processes due to their very nature. They concern the division of the relationship that two people once had, and the divorce process tries to neatly divide all aspects of the ties. This can concern assets that are currently held as well as future earning potential. To make things even more complex,… read more

Retirement and alimony: What to expect

Posted in uncategorized on August 28, 2018

After retirement, one thing you might want to do is end or change your alimony arrangements. Retirement is, fortunately, a circumstance under which you may be able to have your alimony conditions changed. Ending payments may not occur unless you can show that the supported spouse doesn’t require aid any longer. One thing you could… read more

If your situation changes, custody and support orders can, too

Posted in uncategorized on July 27, 2018

Many people incorrectly assume that everything in a divorce decree is final. While this is generally true of asset division, including who gets the home and how to split your retirement accounts, the same is not true of child custody and support. After all, family situations and personal situations can change in a matter of… read more

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