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.
29th Oct 2022
Unborn Children and Custody Rights in California
When a child is born, there is a presumption that a pregnant woman’s husband is the legal father. In instances where this is not the case, things can become complicated very quickly. It becomes critical for the father to take specific steps in order to safeguard his parental rights.
25th Oct 2022
Rental Properties and Asset Division During Divorce in California
The complexity of a divorce in CA can vary wildly based on a variety of factors and circumstances. In our experience, some of the factors that tend to add layers of complexity to any divorce include whether there are any disagreements/disputes involving child custody, as well as any financial matters or challenges that both parties can expect to deal with down the line.
10th Oct 2022
Can I Secretly Record the Ex and use this in a CA Divorce?
In many CA divorces, people will seek to gain as much evidence as possible to demonstrate their grievances. Many of them do this with the hope that it can help shift the divorce proceedings in their favor or towards a specific desired outcome. One of these common types of evidences includes audio recordings of conversations.
5th Oct 2022
Divorce and Credit Score in CA: Is There a Connection?
Divorce impacts much more than just your relationship with your ex-spouse. It can shape other facets of your life such as your living and commute arrangements, workplace relationships and/or performance, and your financial future. Given that divorce is a major disruption on many levels, it is normal to feel unsure or anxious about what your post-divorce income and financial opportunities may look like.
22nd Aug 2022
What Factors Influence The Duration of Alimony in CA?
As far as divorce topics go, discussions involving alimony are usually rife with half-truths, exaggerations, and outright myths. As is often the case, people enjoy sharing advice or guidance, even in the legal sphere and you may routinely hear caveats or ominous warnings regarding the potential of divorce and alimony.
15th Aug 2022
What is Spousal Privilege in CA?
In CA law, spouses are entitled to confidentiality when it comes to any private communications between both parties. In a legal sense, this means that a spouse may not be compelled to testify about these private matters to a court of law. The idea behind this is that it helps foster spousal harmony and prevents situations where one spouse is condemning the other, etc.
10th Aug 2022
Getting Divorced Under 30? What You Need to Know
For many people who get divorced before hitting 30, they can feel like they’re in an especially unusual situation. After all, no one plans to see their marriage end so quickly and most people hope to get married for the long haul. Having this type of outcome quickly can be a strong emotional blow, though it's worth noting that there are some advantages to this scenario. As with anything, there are also unique challenges to consider.
5th Aug 2022
Should You Supervised Exchanges in Your California Divorce?
After a divorce, many parents are surprised to find that co-parenting with the ex is a fairly smooth or straightforward affair. However, other parents aren’t so lucky. Many have to endure exchanges rife with conflict, stress, fear, and more. In these situations, there’s a few options that parents can consider looking into, primarily in the form of supervised or monitored exchanges.