When a Judge Will Consider Custody Agreement Changes

The legal process of establishing custody, whether it’s post-divorce or in another situation, can be exhausting and feel frustrating for both parties. However, the initial agreement established by the courts is not set in stone. In fact, there are many factors a judge in California may consider in your case. One or both parties are moving Your custody agreement is likely contingent on location. If there are Read More

4 Ways To Start Moving On After a Divorce

Most people remember their first Valentine’s Day after getting divorced very well. It can be difficult, once the final order has been signed and you are really on your own, to figure out what to do next. Everyone likes to point out that jumping into another relationship (or as many beds as you can find) is not a healthy way to actually move on. So what is healthy? At KL Family Law, we know that the end of a Read More

4 More Myths About Divorce (And the Truth Behind Them)

A few years ago, we wrote about three myths that we hear people spreading about divorce all the time. Today, we’re back to set the record straight. When you work in the family law business, you hear all kinds of wild rumors about the divorce process. They are almost never true. Worried about what your co-worker told you about their divorce? Here are 4 myths about divorce that we would like to debunk - and the actual Read More

5 New Year’s Resolutions For Coparents

The New Year can mean a lot of different things to coparents. It’s a start to a whole new period of time to spend with your child and watch them grow. It’s a fresh beginning at trying all new approaches and habits along the way. For many coparents, it’s also the end of the holiday season, where you might have to see your ex more than usual. We know that can be difficult. As coparents look forward to the New Year, Read More

4 Holiday Tips For Divorced Parents

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to be a kid, so why doesn’t it always feel like that for parents? The holidays can be a time of stress and confusion for many divorced parents, especially those who got divorced within the last few years. Getting through them successfully means focusing on the children - and planning well in advance. As we enjoy the holiday season, here are 4 tips to make the special days Read More

The Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce

In a divorce, there are many decisions to be made. Essential concerns like child custody, child support, spousal support, and who gets to keep the house and car are often the top concerns for couples who have decided to call it quits. However, there’s one decision that goes on to inform all of the others: whether to get a contested or uncontested divorce. A contested divorce is one where the couple does not agree Read More

5 Healthy Ways to Manage Divorce Stress

No one ever describes divorce as a fun, relaxing, enjoyable experience. On the other side of it, it is easy to recognize how much happier you are - but you might still dread looking back on the process. Just like everything in life, however, there are healthy and unhealthy ways to deal with the stress that often accompanies divorce. It’s fine to eat ice cream and cry in the bathtub. In fact, we would recommend Read More

5 Back to School in Person Tips for Divorced Parents

Back to school season is never easy for children, but this year it may be more difficult than ever. For the majority of California children, this fall is the first time they will be going to school in person in over 1.5 years. Some young children even entered school virtually and will now be attending in person for the first time ever. Through all of this, helping your child adjust to their “new normal” once again is Read More

How Family Pets Are Handled in a California Divorce

In most courtrooms, man’s best friend is treated the same way as man’s side table. That is harsh but true: no matter how important a pet is to a family, most Judges will not treat it like an equal member. However, a recent change in California law may signal a shift in that line of thinking. Over the last two decades, pet custody battles have been on the rise. It makes complete sense: pets are often considered a Read More

4 Benefits of Mediation in California Divorce Cases

Entering a divorce, most couples have different opinions about most things: how much support should be paid, who should get to spend more time with the kids, who should get to keep the house and the car and the dog. Just because you have different opinions and goals does not mean those decisions have to be made by screaming at each other in a contentious courtroom. If you are willing to work together, there are more Read More