Aug 2023
23rd Aug 2023

Why is Legal Assistance so Important During a California Divorce?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyCalifornia divorces are complex proceedings, and every situation carries its own unique variables. Most people are naturally concerned about how much time and money they can expect to lose during their CA divorce, which tempts some folks to cut corners where possible. Especially in straightforward divorces where people don’t expect complications, many folks may be tempted to proceed without investing in an attorney. 
15th Aug 2023

Navigating Alimony Disputes and Negotiations in a California Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyIf you’re going through a divorce in California, you may be dealing with questions or disputes centering around alimony. As each party moves onto their newly-single life, the family law courts will often mandate that one person pay the other with a specific amount of money. This payment is designed to ensure that the person is able to maintain their current standard of living while they get on their feet. 
10th Aug 2023

Communication Boundaries to Consider During Your California Divorce

Pleasanton CA famiy lawThere’s a lot to manage when it comes to divorce proceedings in California, or in any state for that matter. Challenges include having to figure out the financial side of things, anxiety about any potential child support or visitation arrangements, and the potential for deep emotional conflict or tension among all involved parties. Even just communicating with the soon-to-be-ex can be a challenge, especially if there’s a large amount of resentment or bitterness at play.
5th Aug 2023

An Overview of Financial Disclosures During Your California Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyCalifornia divorce proceedings aren’t one large, singular event but rather they’re composed of different procedures and legal “sessions.” After all, the involved parties and the state have several complicated aspects of the divorce to work out, ranging from child support/custody issues to assessing what the resulting financial outcome will look like. 
Jul 2023
22nd Jul 2023

How AI Technology is Creating Additional Complications for CA Divorces in 2023

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyThe current emerging and disrupting technology is unarguably artificial intelligence. The rapid advancement of the technology has already impacted nearly every industry significantly, with massive restructurings and reorgs happening as companies work to rapidly adapt to this new landscape. Now, we’re seeing the “threat” of AI seep into family law proceedings. 
17th Jul 2023

Missed Child Support Payments Impact License and Passport Eligibility

Pleasanton CA child supportIn CA, it’s critical for all involved parties to ensure that they stick to all court orders, which includes following any defined parenting/custody plan as well as ensuring that all alimony and child support payments are accounted for in a timely manner. 
10th Jul 2023

Will my Custody Arrangement in CA Interfere with my Vacation Plans?

Pleasanton CA Child Custody attorneySharing custody with another parent is an effective way to promote stability and healthy connections in the life of your child. For all its benefits however, there are many complications and issues that are sure to arise in even the best-tailored custody plan amongst parents who enjoy working together. 
5th Jul 2023

Avoid These Tactics When Fighting For Child Custody in CA

Pleasanton CA famiy lawAs you navigate your divorce in California, you have to consider several key facets, including your financial future, the living arrangements for you and your children, and custody issues. The worst part for many is that they have to navigate these issues while under tremendous stress from the divorce itself. 
May 2023
25th May 2023

What Happens if I’m in Contempt During my CA Family Law Case?

Pleasanton CA divorce prenuptial attorneyWhen navigating a family law matter or court rulings, it goes without saying that it’s critical for you to follow all the rules, orders, and rulings handed down by the courts. The honor system won’t cut it for family law matters, and the courts have mechanisms that allow them to enforce these rulings and penalize those who disobey or go against the court’s wishes. This is known as “contempt of court.”
12th May 2023

Financial Pitfalls and Mistakes to Avoid During Your CA Divorce

Pleasanton CA famiy lawDivorce carries untold implications and the resulting outcome can shape your life for years to come. In addition to changing your life circumstances and living arrangements, a divorce can upheave your current and future financial life. This is simply the nature of divorce, and some changes cannot be avoided. 
10th May 2023

FIling a Family Law Appeal in California

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyOnce a divorce finally wraps up, involved parties are usually relieved to put everything behind them and move on with their lives. The terms of the divorce are thus locked in and set in stone. However, not every resulting outcome is always satisfactory to either divorcing party. There are also instances where circumstances change and the original divorce terms are no longer fair or equitable to one party. 
5th May 2023

Key Components to a CA Parenting Plan in 2023

Pleasanton CA child custodyIn California, custody arrangements and co-parenting plans are usually drawn up and approved by the courts before a divorce is finalized. When parents dispute the potential arrangements during the divorce proceedings, the courts may step in to make the final call. However, the courts generally prefer that parents work together on an agreed parenting plan. 
Apr 2023
25th Apr 2023

Tips For Making the Most Of Your Time With your Children Post-Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAfter the divorce dust settles and custody issues are worked out, many people find themselves sharing custody of their children with the other party. This usually works out to a shared schedule or allotted time when the kids stay with you vs when they stay with the other parent. 
20th Apr 2023

Stay at Home Dads and Spousal Support in California

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyOnce a divorce is finalized, both parties are likely to find themselves in a very different financial situation. The outcome of the divorce proceedings will likely play a huge part in shaping this post-divorce landscape. By then, the family law courts will have worked out how to divide all assets and debts between both parties. Furthermore, they’ll usually assign any spousal or child support obligations to one party as required. 
10th Apr 2023

A Primer on the Divorce Process in CA

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyWe’re nearly halfway through 2023, and the hot summer months are upon us. Generally, summer months are peak divorce months, with August having on average the highest number of divorces throughout the year. With this in mind, we thought it would be a good time to offer a quick primer on the divorce process from beginning to end.
5th Apr 2023

Does a Change in Salary Justify Child Support Modification?

Pleasanton CA famiy lawOnce a child support order is finalized and put into motion, it becomes “locked in” unless the court decides to revisit the arrangement. Unfortunately, this means that the arrangement won’t necessarily be updated even if you or your family experience rapid changes in your lives. 
Mar 2023
20th Mar 2023

Mediation: Weighing the Pros and Cons in Your CA Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAs we’ve discussed in previous blogs, mediation can be an excellent tool for anyone looking to navigate their CA divorce quickly, efficiently, and in a way that allows you more control over the outcome. An alternative to traditional divorce, mediation is a process where both parties discuss their desired outcome and negotiate to find a middle ground that works best for all that are involved. 
15th Mar 2023

How Unemployment and Job Loss Impact Your CA Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyA divorce brings a lot of uncertainty to your future, particularly when it comes to your finances. After the dust settles, many divorcees have to contend with a decreased family income as well as new potential obligations such as child support or alimony/spousal support. 
10th Mar 2023

Divorce and Medical Professionals in CA: Hurdles to Keep in Mind

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyWhen it comes to divorce and individuals in professional careers, there are often additional hurdles that one must consider when navigating the divorce process in CA. Those in the medical profession are no exception to this, and those working in this industry have their own set of challenges to contend with on top of the usual divorce hurdles. 
5th Mar 2023

Does my Child Need Counseling or Therapy After Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyDivorce is a difficult time for parents and children alike, and no parent wants to see their child go through the pain and life changes that come with divorce. Thankfully, many studies have reinforced one fact: children of divorced parents don’t fare any worse than children whose parents never separated, provided they’re given adequate support and care.
Feb 2023
20th Feb 2023

Explaining the Right of First Refusal in a CA Child Custody Case

Pleasanton CA Child Custody attorneyIn many CA divorces, custody disputes continue to be one of the toughest issues to work through. For one, each parent might have a different perception or idea of how the other parent is doing. On top of parental preference, the CA family law courts always work to have both parents involved in the child’s life when possible. 
15th Feb 2023

What to Expect During Your Day in the Family Law Courts

Pleasanton CA famiy lawThe thought of going to family court can be mortifying and anxiety-inducing for anyone. This is no surprise, considering that the outcome of your family law case could impact your life and that of your loved ones’ for a very long time. Furthermore, most people don’t spend a lot of time dealing with the courts so the prospect can be very intimidating. 
10th Feb 2023

Appealing a Family Law Decision in California

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAs a team of legal professionals well-versed in CA family law, we see our clients contend with one unfortunate fact about the family law system: it is not perfect. In fact, there are many instances where judges and family law officials make mistakes, misunderstand facts, or dictate the law in a way that is incorrect, inconsistent, or unfair. 
5th Feb 2023

Can I Apply Depreciation Deductions to Child Support in CA

Pleasanton CA famiy lawThere are many ways for folks to lower their taxable income in CA. For many business owners in California, or for those who own rental properties, you’re likely familiar with the concept of depreciation deductions. These are a common type of deduction that allows you to apply losses from depreciation onto your total taxable income.