Being in a relationship with a person with an NPD is difficult. And if want to divorce a narcissist, you may be in for a turbulent ride.
In the last few weeks there have already been significant changes that affect the Divorce and Family Law process. With temporary court closures, it means our efforts now focus on alternative methods of dispute resolution such as Mediation, or binding Arbitration.
Contemplating divorce leaves many people overwhelmed, but there are many factors to consider when deciding if you should get divorced.
Divorce can be a confusing time. It’s full of uncertainty and ambiguity. You probably have a ton of questions.
Divorce does a number on your finances. You may wind up on dubious economic footing. But don’t worry, there are ways to rebuild your finances post divorce.
The fact that you were married and you purchased this home while married, it doesn’t matter that your name isn’t on the loan. The question comes down to, was there a significant down payment? And if so, did that come from community property or separate property?
For many, video games offer a way to kill time and decompress from the pressures of the day. But what happens to a marriage when escape becomes addiction?
Military service complicates many relationships. It also complicates the divorce process. One area that often gets twisted is military pensions.
Divorce, child custody, and child support battles can boil over into heated, contentious affairs, but military service often complicates matters further.
Summary dissolution presents a solution in the case of short marriages with few complications where the spouses are on the same page.
Splitting up a house in divorce can get tricky in the best of times, but what if one party depends on the shared home for a big part of their income?
The conversation around divorce can be challenging because younger children don’t have the emotional vocabulary to express their feelings.
Depression is a serious issue for many following divorce, but how you cope and move forward has a major impact on your present and your future.
For men that are going through a divorce, it’s never too early to get holiday help and make a plan for the coming festivities.
Views on marriage and divorce reflect the surrounding society, which is in constant flux. As a result, approaches to marriage and divorce constantly evolve.
If you marry a person, divorce them, marry that person again, and divorce them a second time, can you reuse the same divorce decree?
It’s been over a year since we divorced, and I still have belongings in the home and I can’t get them out. What are my options?
Tangible assets like the house, cars, and savings accounts don’t come as a surprise, it can be a shock when assets like a professional degree is included.
There are many divorce lessons to be learned from football– a strong defense is sometimes a great offense and having the right team is essential.
The effects of divorce on children is often the first consideration of parents considering divorce. Here we explore “how does divorce impact children?”
Pets are treated as an asset in divorce. You may both love the pet equally, but you need to deal with that on your own as the court views it as a ‘thing’.
What are the steps to getting a divorce in California? We take a look at the forms to fill out and the process of filing them.
Sometimes divorce comes out of nowhere. Especially if you live apart. We hear the question often: How can I find out if my wife filed for divorce?
When an ex refuses to sell a home, a number of issues large. But what can you do? How can you protect yourself against foreclosure in divorce?
An obstinate ex can cause a plethora of challenges during the divorce process, but what happens if she is refusing to sign?
The short answer is that there’s a lot to deal with when dissolving a marriage. As usual, the full answer is much longer.
This is a complicated situation that encompasses domestic violence, home equity, and what to do if you can’t go to the authorities.
Did you know June is Men’s Health Month? Here are some ways to get in the spirit, celebrate, improve your health, and prevent issues down the road!
We were asked this question from a San Diego husband recently: “Am I responsible for my wife’s unscrupulous spending and credit card and loan debts that are in her name?” Unfortunately, yes, you may be.
Do-it-Yourself divorce has never been more accessible than it is now. But just because you can, doesn’t always mean you should.
A “divorce decree” simply refers to the court’s final ruling and judgment order that makes the termination of a marriage official.
Step 1: File petition. 2: Serve spouse. 3: Respond to summons. 4: Discovery. 5: Temporary orders. 6: Settlement /negotiation. 7: Sign and file final papers.
All the issues, problems, and hiccups we had the first time, we know to avoid them the second time around, don’t we?
When it comes to divorce, dividing up assets forms a big piece of the puzzle. This includes, potentially, Social Security disability payments.
Divorce decrees are complicated legal documents and like most court orders, they’re hard to change. But what if there’s a mistake? Can you fix it?
There are two options to end a marriage. Divorce or annulment. Divorce is by far the more common choice because qualifying for an annulment is not easy.
Everyone knows the capital of California is Sacramento, but that’s not the only one. Now we know which city is the divorce capital of the Golden State.
Filling out an NCAA Tournament bracket and entering half a dozen pools is practically an American tradition. But filling out a bracket is also a daunting task. Some fans religiously pore over every word Joe Lunardi utters, track quadrant one wins, and keep tabs on conference tournament play. And after …
Is it a gift or inheritance? Does it matter? That’s a question we hear often during divorce proceedings. The answer may impact how the courts view certain assets and thus how they are divided. It’s easy to see why this is important information to have. Rick Jones, one of our …
Pensions are less and less common these days as fewer companies offer them to employees, but they do still show up during divorce. The attached question usually runs along the lines of, “I worked my whole life, can my ex really take part of my pension in the divorce?” The …
In general, it’s a good idea to have representation during divorce. That said, it’s also important to trust your divorce attorney. But what happens if you don’t? What can you do if you disagree with your lawyer? Rick Jones, one of our founding partners, regularly appears on the Danny Bonaduce …
“I’ve been married for over 40 years, what’s the best way to go about divorce? I don’t want to mistreat my wife, but I don’t want to get screwed either.”
The massive tax plan that Congress passed in 2018 is going to have a wide-reaching impact, including on divorce and spousal support.
There are two ways that assets and debts are divided in the US. Forty-one states use equitable distribution and the rest use community property. California practices community property.
When you think of divorce, you probably picture court. But that’s not the only way to end a marriage. Arbitration is another option, but is it best for you?
You probably know how complicated divorce can become. But what if you can’t find your spouse? What recourse do you have in divorce if your spouse is MIA?
A couple can buy a house together without being married, but what does that mean if they break up? What are you entitled to and what are your rights?
“So my wife is filing for divorce, I work, she doesn’t. Her lawyer is telling her that I have to pay all the legal fees. Is that true?”
You have a great deal to consider when ending a marriage, and not to pile on, but there are a handful of scary divorce facts to be aware of.
Ending a marriage is tricky business. But how can you divorce if there was never any marriage certificate filed in the first place?
What can you do if your ex doesn’t cooperate with the court-ordered divorce decree? The good news is that you have options.
“I’ve been told several times that whoever files first in a divorce has the upper hand, the distinct advantage, is that true?”
Founder parter Rick Jones answers the question, “I got a wife, no kids, no property, do I need to get a divorce or can we just live separately?”
“I just heard that if I die tomorrow, my ex can sue my estate for everything in the name of supporting my child. Is this true?”
The most vulnerable members of society, it’s tragic when parents don’t care for children. If you encounter a case of child endangerment, what can you do?
Going up against a divorce attorney without your own representation puts you at a serious disadvantage. Our founder explains why.
Retirement benefits like pensions often play a huge part in divorce settlements. But how long do you have to stay married until they kick in?
What’s the difference between separate and community property? How do you determine who is entitled to when it comes to divorce?
Leaving the marital home without having a strategy in place, can create a significant disadvantage throughout the rest of the divorce process.
Divorce gets complicated in the best of times even when spouses have open lines of communication. But what happens when one spouse goes MIA?
If it’s only you, relocating after divorce is relatively simple. However, when there are children and custody issued invovled, things become more complex.
Divorce is difficult and complicated in the best of times. It requires back and forth communication. But what if your spouse refuses to talk to you?
Splitting up a shared life is never easy, but it has a significant impact on your financial future, so it’s important to do your divorce agreement right.
This probably doesn’t come as a shock to you, but divorce is expensive. One of the most common questions we hear is: how much does divorce cost?
Your divorce may be crazy and contentious, but be glad you’re not stuck in the middle of this firestorm. It could be so, so much worse.
While divorce is the most common way to end a marital relationship, it’s not the only one. In some cases, legal separation may be an option.
No one likes to sit in traffic, but can a long commute actually contribute to divorce? One new study looks to answer this question.
Do I need to hire a lawyer? That’s a question no one really ever wants to ask themselves. But how you answer is hugely important.
Every divorce has a lot at stake, but high asset divorce presents its own unique problems. Here are some costly common mistakes people make.
Bankruptcy impacts every facet of your life. Your marriage feels the brunt, and so does the process of ending it. Does bankruptcy change divorce?
Divorce gets complicated. But just how twisted? One celebrity split may illustrate how tangled things can get, even in the best of circumstances.
Gray divorce is one of the fastest-growing divorce demographics. But it also comes with specific concerns. Here’s what you need to know.
We all know smoking cigarettes comes with certain health risks, but does it also carry risks to your marriage? The answer might surprise you.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year: March Madness! Join us for our NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge. The winner walks away with a fabulous prize!
Paranoia and spying are nothing new in relationships. But the tools have changed. Digital snooping continues to have an impact on divorce and the aftermath.
If you pay attention to the news, you’ve probably noticed bitcoin. It’s also become a point of contention during divorce. Here’s what you need to know.
For most of us, a house is the biggest purchase we make. What happens if we own a home, marry, then divorce? That’s where Moore Marsden comes in.
Roughly half of marriages end in divorce, and because of that, an increasing number of marriages have become remarriages.
Is it possible for science to predict divorce? Probably not, but certain factors have been shown to indicate some marriages are less likely to succeed.
Alcohol abuse is often cited as a cause of divorce, but a recent study draws a direct link to divorce and an elevated risk for alcohol use disorder.
Mudslinging is common in ending a marriage, but unfounded abuse allegations all too often have a negative impact on divorce cases.
The paparazzi probably doesn’t hound you and follow your every move, but that doesn’t mean privacy during divorce is important to you.
People damage their own cases in countless ways. To help minimize that, here are eight things you should never do during divorce.
There’s rarely one single cause that ends a marriage, but jobs are often a biggie. But what jobs have the highest divorce rate?
The old maxim goes: don’t talk about religion or politics in polite company. But what if it can’t be avoided? How often does politics cause divorce?
Websites like Funded Justice have options for divorce and family law matters. Others, like GoFundMe do permit you to use their services for that purpose.
Meeting with a divorce lawyer for the first time can be intimidating and overwhelming, but here are some ways to prepare for your initial consultation.
For men recently divorced or in the process of divorcing, effective communication is essential for recovering from your divorce.
Summer break is almost here, and that often creates all kinds of headaches and logistical problems for parents, and it’s even harder in cases of divorce.
As the school year wraps up, graduation is on many minds. Though when parents divorce, graduation can be a minefield. Here’s how to make it through.
Social media has become such a large part of our lives that it makes sense it’s often a large part of our divorces as well.
Divorce is emotional and complicated in the best of times, but when there are health issues to contend with, it wreaks havoc on the process.
Not every divorce devolves into a heated courtroom battle. When spouses see eye-to-eye, uncontested divorce is often a viable option.
Adultery so often strikes a fatal blow to a marriage, but how big a role does it actually play when it comes time to file for divorce?
Though it gets thrown around as an all-encompassing term, there are actually multiple types of divorce to choose from in California.
Couples ending marriages later in life face a number of unique challenges and concerns. Here’s what you need to know about gray divorce.
Divorce impacts almost every facet of your life, and that includes Social Security. Here’s what you need to know about the changes you face.
It’s the stuff of melodramatic TV movies, being trapped in a loveless marriage. But can your spouse actually prevent you from getting a divorce?
This is never an easy talk to have, but sometimes it’s absolutely necessary to ask for a divorce. Here’s how to start the conversation.
Watching parents split up is never easy, but for many siblings in divorce, this experience serves to push them closer than ever.
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