Is a Male or Female Attorney Better?

Some people ask specifically for a male or female Divorce Attorney. The rationale is that a male may be tougher or conversely a female may be more sympathetic to women. It is certainly important to feel comfortable with the Attorney that is chosen and to feel that there is an understanding as to … Read more about Is a Male or Female Attorney Better?

So Your Spouse won’t Talk to You

There are times when one or both parties wish to Divorce or Legally Separate but one spouse refuses to speak with the other. This situation may involve children or it may not.   However, the Divorce or Legal Separation can still be addressed and completed  in court. The first step is to file for … Read more about So Your Spouse won’t Talk to You

The Emotional Side of Divorce

Divorce is one of the most difficult and stressful episodes in a person's life.  It's very important to understand that although Attorneys are sympathetic to the emotional side of Divorce, they are not counselors or therapists. If you are angry, hurt, vindictive or suffer any other of the … Read more about The Emotional Side of Divorce

Divorce after a Long Marriage

In California, a long marriage is defined as one that is over 10 years. This is calculated from the date of marriage to the date of separation. 'Separation' does not necessarily mean a 'legal separation', which is not required in order to Divorce in California. The definition of 'separation' … Read more about Divorce after a Long Marriage

The Advantages of an Uncontested Divorce

Many people who are very wealthy opt for an amicable or uncontested Divorce.  They do this because they understand that it is very costly to fight in court--and also very public--so they choose to compromise and, in many cases, cut their losses. Examples of uncontested or amicable celebrity … Read more about The Advantages of an Uncontested Divorce

When One Parent is Addicted to Drugs

It is always very upsetting when a spouse is addicted to drugs.  This is especially so when children are involved.  If the parent is cooperative and admits to having a problem then counseling and/or time in a treatment facility may be appropriate.  However, if the parent is not cooperative and not … Read more about When One Parent is Addicted to Drugs

Don’t Marry unless you’re Divorced

It's imperative to be divorced  before one remarries.  Often people will assume that they are divorced and rush to get married!  This is not a wise decision. Here are 3 points to consider: When a Divorce is finalized, you must have proof.  Go to the court and get a copy of the Divorce decree … Read more about Don’t Marry unless you’re Divorced

Community Property in a CA Divorce

California is a community property state for Divorce.  This means that community property, i.e. assets that are purchased from the date of marriage to the date of separation, are equally divided between husband and wife.  However, this is not as simple as it sounds. Disputes can arise for a … Read more about Community Property in a CA Divorce

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