How Will My Assets Be Divided in a California Divorce?

One of the most common divorce tropes is that your soon-to-be ex-spouse is going to “take you for all you’ve got.” You’ve worked hard to get where you are and to hold the assets you do today, so why would you have to turn those over in your divorce? Questions surrounding the division of assets during a divorce are among the most common questions we get at KL Family Law. People understandably want to protect what’s Read More

What Are the Consequences of Not Paying Child Support in California?

Last month, we dove into the California child support guidelines and the calculations that go into determining how much you will owe or be owed. The California courts follow this guideline strictly which allows families to set expectations and understand what’s coming in and what’s going out. The reality is, however, that circumstances change and not everyone has a steady income or discipline to reliably pay the Read More

How California Child Support is Calculated

Child support carries certain stigmas in social circles. People look down on the situation, viewing it as two parents who failed to make their relationship work and now one needs financial support in order to raise the child. We’re here to tell you you’re not alone in being in this situation – millions of Americans pay or receive child support payments. It’s a necessary aspect of being a divorced or separated parent Read More

Making the Most Out of Limited Time With Your Child

Having a child is an incredible commitment. As a parent, you want to be there for them for the rest of your life and make sure they have everything you have the capacity to give them. Unfortunately, we can’t always control the direction our lives and relationships take. When we go through a divorce or separation we lose much of the control we have over how and when we get to spend time with our children. Your Read More

What is a Gestational Surrogacy Agreement?

For many couples, the topic of having children is the most crucial decision they’ll ever make. Starting and growing a family is a challenge that proves to be a fulfilling experience for those who are able to do so. Unfortunately, not every couple is able to conceive children together because of genetic or other issues. Thankfully, modern technology provides avenues to growing your family even when these issues are Read More

What to Expect During Mediation

Whether you’re in the process of negotiating custody, a divorce, or another aspect of your current situation, mediation could be an excellent tool for you. The benefits of mediation are widely known, allowing couples to work together toward a solution instead of spending their energy fighting each other. If mediation is in your future, knowing what to expect can minimize your stress. Not sure what your next step Read More

How California Spousal Support Is Determined

When you go through a divorce, the process itself can be expensive and most clients just want the process to end so they can move on with their lives. After all, it’s a sign of a failed relationship and nobody wants to drag themselves and their loved ones through this process any longer than necessary. The process could be even more expensive and drag out beyond the divorce proceedings should the court determine Read More

Protecting Children When a Relationship Turns Violent

Domestic violence is a serious and devastating situation for everyone involved. When our relationships turn violent, the impact on our children is not only immediate but everlasting. At KL Family Law, we understand why it can be hard and even dangerous to exit a relationship that turns into violence, especially when children are involved. Thankfully, there are resources and actions you can take to protect your Read More

Talking to Your Kids About Your Divorce

If you’re getting a divorce, you may feel defeated, lost, and heartbroken. After all, you got married for a reason but now those reasons aren’t enough to keep your marriage going. The entire process can be demoralizing for you personally, but when you have kids the divorce process can also have some severe long-term impacts on them. We recently talked about helping your children adjust post-divorce, but some of Read More

Finding Middle Ground During a Divorce

At KL Family Law, we understand how challenging divorce can be. Sometimes the relationship and divorce process turns ugly. In these cases, your soon-to-be ex-spouse might be the last person you want to find middle ground with. However, this could be key to finalizing your divorce and protecting your children (if you have any). We want to help you find solutions for this issue and get you on your way to the freedom Read More