25th Apr 2023
Tips For Making the Most Of Your Time With your Children Post-Divorce
After 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
Once 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
We’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?
Once 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.
20th Mar 2023
Mediation: Weighing the Pros and Cons in Your CA Divorce
As 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
A 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
When 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
Divorce 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.
20th Feb 2023
Explaining the Right of First Refusal in a CA Child Custody Case
In 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
The 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
As 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
There 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.
23rd Jan 2023
Reviewing Contested vs Uncontested Divorce
For someone going through a divorce in CA, the experience can vary dramatically compared to others’ divorce proceedings. As such, this is reflected in the types of legal avenues and approaches available to individuals who might be dealing with a family law matter in CA.
15th Jan 2023
What Are the Components of a Marital Settlement Agreement?
The divorce process in CA involves various processes and legal documents, and it can be easy to lose track of all the moving pieces. One of these key documents is the marital settlement agreement, one that you cannot afford to overlook.
10th Jan 2023
Protect Yourself and Fight Back Against Dirty Tactics During Your CA Divorce
Divorce is a messy process even when things are relatively amicable among the divorcing couple. Even if you end the marriage on good terms, you may not see eye to eye on matters such as asset division, child custody arrangements, and other key details needed to finalize the divorce.
5th Jan 2023
When Does Relocating a Child Make Sense under CA Family Law?
After divorce, the living arrangements and family configuration can change drastically for all family members. As someone sets out to restart his or her new life, they might find it worthwhile to relocate to a different state or even different country altogether. While a person is certainly free to do as they wish post-divorce, things become much more complicated if they plan to bring any children in tow.
26th Dec 2022
Staying Active and Healthy During Your CA Divorce
Divorce is a difficult time, and as we often emphasize in our posts, it’s important to keep your head straight and focused even amidst the chaos. However, that doesn’t mean you need to spend every second of your weeks preparing for your divorce proceedings. Rather, emphasizing on your own well-being and health should always take priority.
15th Dec 2022
What is My Child Support Payment Meant to Cover in CA?
After divorce, both parents are expected to step up and provide financial support for their children. The specific amount that each parent is expected to pay can vary between each person. Given the contrast between payments, some parents might be frustrated with the arrangement, or feel that their share of the payment should be reassessed.
10th Dec 2022
Will Child Support Debt Impact Taxes this Year?
For parents in CA with child custody obligations, it’s important that they stay on top of all their payments. Most parents with child support payments are all too familiar with the potential consequences of skipping payments and letting back child support build up. These include potential loss of custody, fines, a revoked license, and more.
4th Dec 2022
Navigating an Unfair Marital Agreement in California
Before diving into a marriage, it has become increasingly common for couples to implement premarital agreements as a form of security or added insurance. Married couples who want to get an agreement in place after the fact will also commonly move forward with a postmarital agreement.
25th Nov 2022
Collaborative Law: How This Approach Benefits You During a CA Divorce
Divorce in California, or any other state for that matter, is notorious for being difficult, expensive, and drawn-out. There are a lot of uncontrollable factors that could pile on the difficulties, but there are ways to retain some degree of control over your divorce. Today, we’re looking at one of the most beneficial options in your divorce toolset: a collaborative divorce.
15th Nov 2022
Breaking the News: Tips on Communicating that You Want a Divorce
Coming to the decision that you need or want a divorce is a difficult process. So is breaking the news to the ex and when appropriate, to family and friends. With your soon-to-be-ex spouse, you may not always be able to predict how he/she will react. They might deny it at first, get angry, potentially retaliate, and more.
10th Nov 2022
Moving During Your CA Divorce: How To Navigate Added Challenges
Divorce signals a lot of major changes for individuals. Amidst this whirlwind, the idea of taking off and going somewhere else can be very appealing. Not only does this create physical distance between you and the ex, it also enables you to get ahead on a fresh start as soon as possible.
5th Nov 2022
Factors That Affect the Duration of your CA Divorce
It’s not exactly a surprise to hear that divorce is a long, complicated process. After all, the process entails two people separating their lives, household, possessions, and more, often amidst feelings of heartbreak, resentment, and more. Naturally, most people want to wrap the process up as quickly and efficiently as possible.