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.
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?
Military service complicates many relationships. It also complicates the divorce process. One area that often gets twisted is military pensions.
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?
If you marry a person, divorce them, marry that person again, and divorce them a second time, can you reuse the same divorce decree?
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.
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.
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 …
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?
“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?”
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?”
“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?”
Leaving the marital home without having a strategy in place, can create a significant disadvantage throughout the rest of the divorce process.
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?
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.
Bankruptcy impacts every facet of your life. Your marriage feels the brunt, and so does the process of ending it. Does bankruptcy change divorce?
The paparazzi probably doesn’t hound you and follow your every move, but that doesn’t mean privacy during divorce is important to you.
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.
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.
Ending a marriage is complicated in the best of times, but what happens to the process you have a spouse from a foreign country?
Divorce doesn’t necessarily need to take place in court, there are other options, and two popular choices are mediation and arbitration.
While the prospect of divorce hearings may be intimidating, it definitely helps to go in with an idea of what to expect out of court.
In contested cases, divorce discovery may prove incredibly valuable. Discovery compels each side to reveal what evidence and info they have.
Resolving to file for divorce is a momentous decision. Ending a marriage can throw your entire life into upheaval. While any number of factors go into pursuing this course of action, there’s much more to deal with after you make this choice. An entire world of logistical questions awaits out …
The steps to getting divorced in CA are relatively simple; establish residency on a state/county level, file the forms, serve your spouse, and finalize your agreement.
People who get divorced have generally spent quite a bit of time thinking about it. Unfortunately, they usually aren’t thinking about the more granular details. How Does Divorce Affect Your Debt? The most important thing to remember about credit card debt and divorce is that credit card companies ARE NOT …