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

8 Pieces of Bad Divorce Advice That You Should Ignore

If everyone is quiet when you are getting married, they probably all have something to say when you are getting divorced. At KL Family Law, we have heard it all over the years. Sometimes it is better to actually not listen to your family and friends when that advice is actively harming your own divorce case. Here are the 8 pieces of bad divorce advice that you should absolutely ignore when you hear them: Stay Read More

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