3 December 2013 0 Comments

Working Together is Good for All: Joint Custody Agreements

ShareDid you know that children in joint custody arrangements have fewer behavioral and emotional problems? In addition they have high self-esteem and better family and school relationships. Children need both parents in their lives. The following are some helpful hints to make sure that co-parenting and joint custody work in your family: Set up a […]

6 June 2013 0 Comments

Do I have to share my retirement account with my ex?

ShareToday, most couples, even if they are not considered wealthy, own their own home, one or two vehicles and most likely have retirement accounts. How these assets are valued and divided is something you don’t want to leave to just anyone. Property division is a key aspect in divorce cases. According to California Family Code […]

24 April 2013 0 Comments

Restraining Orders for Domestic Violence Cases

Share Another important piece of recent California legislation affects the way restraining orders are issued regarding domestic violence cases.  AB 454 acts to amend several CCP, Family, and Welfare and Institutions codes to require specified notice to a protected party of a proceeding to modify or terminate a protective order before its expiration when that […]

1 April 2013 0 Comments

What’s new in California Family Law?

Share 2013 brings with it a host of new Family Laws. Even if you are self represented, the court expects you to know the law. Below is a list of several (but not all) new laws that may be essential in your Divorce, Domestic Partnership Dissolution, Child Custody or other Family Law Matter. CHILD CUSTODY: […]

25 March 2013 0 Comments

California community property law

Share The division of property and debts is often the most difficult and contentious part of a divorce or legal separation. Typically, unless a pre-marital or post-marital agreement was drafted between the two spouses, California’s community property law will apply.  Under community property laws, every asset or debt acquired during the marriage, with some exception, […]

6 February 2013 0 Comments

Community property versus separate property

Share In any divorce proceeding, the issue of how to divide marital property, assets and debts must be resolved.  In California, at the termination of a marriage, there must be an equitable distribution of the couple’s marital property, assets and debts.  Generally, community property is divided equally and fairly between the spouses. As with assets, […]

29 January 2013 0 Comments

Denying visitation

Share You ask, “Can I deny my ex-spouse visitation?” Denying visitation is not a good situation and it is illegal.  Once a judge issues an order for it, disobeying the order can land you in a lot of trouble.  Visitation rights are taken seriously by the courts because it is felt that it is in […]

17 December 2012 0 Comments

Facing relocation issues?

Share In all child custody cases, it is the court’s goal to ensure that children have frequent and regular contact with both parents.  The court does not like to see that one parent is moving outside the county in which the case is filed.  If you are looking to relocate with your child, you must […]

13 November 2012 0 Comments

What can be included in a prenuptial agreement?

Share No one wants to think of their marriage ending before they even say, “I do”.  Some people view a prenuptial agreement as taking the romance out of marriage. Others view it as marriage insurance.  No one wants to think of divorce before the marriage takes place, but it is good to be prepared just […]

28 September 2012 0 Comments

Property settlement during a divorce

Share Marriage is supposed to be all about love and a lifetime together.  Did you know that marriage is also a business contract?  Because of this, it is important to protect your business prior to saying, “I do.”  While saying, “I do”, few people are thinking about the possibility of divorce. Statistics show that roughly […]