The problem of serving someone in prison is understandable. Many who are filing for divorce, or other legal matters, or who are filing for a change to an existing court order may not know where to start. First, you would need to know in which facility the person is located. He/she may be … Read more about Serving Someone in Prison
If my Spouse has an Affair, do I still Pay Spousal Support?
The simple answer is 'Yes, you might!' The award of spousal support is not based on whether your spouse has an affair or not. In essence, the courts do not even look at extramarital affairs in order to determine spousal support. California, like most other states, is a 'no fault' divorce state and … Read more about If my Spouse has an Affair, do I still Pay Spousal Support?
How to Encourage Cooperation in Divorce
When one party is considering a Divorce or a Legal Separation, it is very important to consider all the options that would entice the spouse to cooperate. The simple reason for this is that the cost will be considerably less. The best way to know all the options is to consult with an experienced … Read more about How to Encourage Cooperation in Divorce
Five Steps to an Uncontested Divorce
An 'uncontested Divorce' is simply a Divorce in which the parties agree to cooperate. If the parties have no issues, then they agree as to the Divorce process. If they have issues, then they will agree on all the issues and have the necessary paperwork prepared so that a court appearance would not, … Read more about Five Steps to an Uncontested Divorce
What if Spouse won’t Sign Divorce Papers?
The question 'What if my spouse won't sign the Divorce papers?' is often asked, but few understand what it means! When a Divorce is begun, the petitioner will file a petition. However, this is not the start date of the Divorce! The Divorce begins on the date of service. 'Service' is a formal … Read more about What if Spouse won’t Sign Divorce Papers?
Five Contested Divorce Mistakes
There will always be divorces in which the parties are not cooperative and do not agree on their issues. Often people who are involved in contested divorces make mistakes which can waste money and cause the divorce to take much longer than it should. It goes without saying that the parties should … Read more about Five Contested Divorce Mistakes
Same Sex Divorce
Same sex couples may have filed for a 'domestic partnership' or they may have married. In the case of a domestic partnership, the process would begin with a termination of the partnership and would proceed as in a Divorce. When the partners are married, the dissolution of the marriage is the same … Read more about Same Sex Divorce
How Much Does an Easy Divorce Cost?
In California, when people refer to an easy divorce, they are most likely talking about an uncontested divorce in which the parties are cooperative. The cost of an easy divorce depends largely on whether or not there are issues such as property, child support, etc. A consultation with an attorney … Read more about How Much Does an Easy Divorce Cost?