Marital Agreements With Limitations

In the heart of California's vibrant and diverse communities, marital agreements offer a path toward harmony, guiding couples through the challenges and victories of shared lives. These documents, often misunderstood, are not just legal formalities; they are heartfelt commitments to transparency and mutual respect. Pre and postnuptial agreements weave the fabric of trust and understanding, essential for the health Read More

New Year, New Beginnings: Navigating Asset Division in Divorces

As we usher in the New Year, many individuals find themselves at a crossroads, facing the daunting challenge of divorce. This period of significant change highlights the importance of understanding asset division, a process that has profound implications for one's financial future after divorce. This understanding is particularly crucial for those navigating the specifics of community property laws, which can Read More

Making the Holidays Less Stressful as a Co-Parent

The holiday season is meant to be a cheerful time of year. Neighbors have their lights up and there’s a bit of joy in the air to be shared with loved ones. But, for many, this cheer and opportunity to get closer to family members turns to stress and divisive challenges. Co-parents, in particular, are faced with unique challenges during the holiday season. All of the cheer can be overshadowed by the stress of Read More

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

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