Client Habits We’re Thankful For

This Thanksgiving, our team is reflecting on the number of blessings we’ve received in working with California families. We work with a diverse group of families in a wonderful state. Part of our work with these families is ensuring each family is well prepared for the case to come. In considering this preparation and advocating for a better experience, we rely on consistent strong habits from clients that allow Read More

The Unexpected Twists That Can Turn Your Divorce Into a Horror

Divorce is often demoralizing. You and your soon-to-be ex made a commitment to each other that one or both of you failed to live up to. While we’ve handled our fair share of amicable divorce cases, we’ve also seen the horror that these cases sometimes devolve into. You might think you have an “easy” case or even an uncontested divorce that both sides agree on, but it’s important to speak to an attorney if/when the Read More

Prenups Are a Sign of Trust and Set Your Marriage Up for Success

Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements get a bad name. These documents are often a source of angst in relationships as people associate them with a sign of distrust. After all, why would I sign a document that sets parameters for our separation as we are about to get married or just got married? We want to quiet these concerns and help California couples understand the importance of these agreements. Pre and Read More

How Allegations of Domestic Violence Impact Your California Divorce

Domestic violence is an undeniably severe matter. Lives and livelihoods are put at risk every day because of acts of violence in the home. If you or someone you know has been the victim of domestic violence, we advise you to contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-7233 or seek out resources in your California community. With that said, accusations of domestic violence also put livelihoods at Read More

Understanding the Jurisdiction of Your Family Law Case is Imperative

Where will your case play out? It’s okay if you don’t immediately know the answer to that question. Family legal issues create stress and enough questions in your life to spin you around. However, the answer matters, and many people who come to us to handle their California family law matters haven’t considered the jurisdictional issues in their case. A number of factors impact where your case can take place. It’s Read More

Are You Required to Spend Child Support on Your Child?

How should child support be spent in California? It’s a question raised in courtrooms and in social settings as people discuss how a parent should or should not spend the money they receive from the noncustodial parent. Everyone has an opinion on how child support should be spent, but what matters is the law. You may be surprised to learn California law essentially stays out of the actual expenditure of child Read More

How Do I File for Divorce When My Spouse is in Another Country?

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. It’s a saying we’ve all heard, but in some marriages, absence just makes getting a divorce a little more complicated. Our team has dealt firsthand with the additional complications that come when a spouse wants to get a divorce but their counterpart is either visiting or living in another country. This leads to questions about how you can actually file for a divorce if you Read More

What Happens When My Spouse Ignores the Divorce Filing?

Marriage is a commitment. So is divorce. Rarely do spouses take the decision of getting a divorce lightly, and both parties have to make their own commitments as the divorce process gets underway. In some cases, however, one spouse completely refuses to participate in the process – ignoring the divorce filing altogether. Our team has worked with clients in California who have filed for a divorce but have a spouse Read More

What Happens If My Spouse Dies During Our Divorce Case?

Divorce cases can drag out and be exhausting for both parties. You are both ready to move on and start a life of your own. Of course, you never planned for this when you started your marriage – which is proof that we can’t always predict the turns life will take. That’s exactly why we’re tackling this subject today. In life, we can’t always plan for what comes next and in some divorce cases, a spouse will die Read More

How Family Code 2640 Reimbursements Impact Your California Divorce

Dividing assets during your divorce can feel like picking through a pile of memories. You both made a commitment to each other and carried out your lives together, acquiring assets in the process, as if you would never have to get to this point. The most contentious issue in the division of assets is generally going to be the home in which you both lived. In some cases, this property was acquired prior to your Read More