5 Tips For Being a Better Coparent

If parenting is never easy, then coparenting is certifiably difficult. For a parent, adjusting to only being with your child some of the time is just as challenging as a child adjusting to splitting their time between two parents. Whether you have joint custody or visitation spelled out in your Parenting Plan, any divorced couples can attest to the stress of raising a child with someone else split between two Read More

7 Ways to Avoid Arguments During a Divorce

We all know that getting a divorce is an emotionally turbulent time. You can easily say things you don’t mean to people that you love. Civil conversations with your ex-spouse can easily devolve into screaming matches. You can see reminders of your situation everywhere you go, without even looking for them. That is why we believe in finding ways to avoid arguments and relieve stress. The last thing you need in the Read More

7 Emotions You Can Feel During Divorce

Divorce is a weird new time for most people going through it. You may have gotten used to life being a certain way, and now it is totally different. It can be filled with surprises, not least of which may be the way you find yourself feeling. It can be totally different from what you felt before in your life, and it can vary wildly from moment to moment. This does not mean that it is wrong. We believe in feeling Read More

6 Tips for an Amicable Divorce

No one thinks that divorce is an easy process.  It is not often fun to be a part of. However, some people assume divorce will be the worst time of their life, filled with screaming matches, weeks of courtroom drama, and nights of over-drinking in the bathtub. It doesn’t have to be like that. Divorce may not be easy, but it can be amicable and civil. There are ways to make it a more pleasant experience for everyone Read More

Helping Children Adjust to Splitting Time Between Parents

When you file for divorce in California, a single household is divided in two. For you, that means dividing your finances and property and possibly finding a new house or apartment. For your children, it means having two places to call home.  As a parent, you’re going to be concerned, because younger children in particular don’t welcome disruptions to their daily routines. However, this doesn’t mean that they Read More

3 Things to Know About Emergency Custody Orders in California

As a parent, it’s normal to be alarmed when you believe your child may be in danger. Imagine your daughter returning from a visit with her father, hungry and scared and saying that he made her stay in the bedroom while he and some friends were doing drugs - after he swore to the court during the divorce that he was clean! What can you do? You want to immediately refuse future visitation but you know that doing so Read More

Three Myths About Divorce

For as much lore that surrounds holy matrimony as there is, there’s even more skulking about divorce. Divorce can be a long, ugly battle, and many people have a friend of a friend with their own horror story. However, divorce isn’t always as insufferable as it’s made out to be, nor are all the claims made about it true. Today, we’re here to set the record straight on three of California’s top divorce myths. If Read More

Financially Preparing for Divorce

When your marriage is ending, you’re going to have a lot on your mind. How will you share custody of the children? Who will stay in the marital home? Should you tell your friends and family separately or together? With so much upheaval, it’s easy to overlook your financial well-being. You’re transitioning from a two-income household to one. If you make less money than your spouse or you expect to be paying child Read More

Considering Divorce Post-Quarantine? Why Now Is the Time to Get Started

For many couples, spending more time at home together because of the coronavirus has revealed or deepened cracks in their relationship. A global crisis such as this can truly bring people together or drive them apart. If quarantining with your spouse made you realize you aren’t happy together and you’re considering divorce, the time to act is now. Every moment you spend in an unhappy marriage is a moment you’ll Read More

What You Need to Know About Child Support Modification

Circumstances change! And sometimes that means that there comes a time when the child support order from your original divorce agreement or judgment no longer makes the most sense. When a job or career change makes it necessary, you may need to ask the family court for a modification of the child support amount.  What’s Required to Ask the Court for a Change in Child Support  You need to make sure your situation Read More