26 May 2014 0 Comments

Settlement Reached in Modern Family Star Guardianship Case

ShareThis past Monday, a settlement was reached in the ongoing guardianship case for actress Ariel Winter. It was ruled that the sixteen-year-old Modern Family star would continue to live with her older sister. The agreement was made when the actress’s mother, Chrisoula Workman, said she would drop the objections as long as her daughter watched […]

23 April 2014 0 Comments

Divorce Mistakes

ShareGoing through a divorce is an overwhelming experience – complete with tons of emotions, emotions you didn’t even know you had, and many tough decisions that need to be made, which can affect us for a long time. Some people decide at the beginning that they will take control of the situation, while others can […]

5 March 2014 0 Comments

Is my Child Support Affected if my Ex Remarries?

ShareChild support payments are legally enforceable through court orders. The parent who does not have custody is usually ordered to help pay for the expenses of raising his or her child, such as food, clothing, housing, and medical care. What happens if the mother of the child remarries and her new husband wants to adopt […]

21 January 2014 0 Comments

Supporting Myself after Divorce

ShareGetting married at a young age seemed to be a great idea as it was happening. Having children right away made you very happy. Let’s face it, you’ve been a stay-at-home mom most of your life. Now, your husband decides he wants a divorce and you’re wondering how you are going to survive financially. The […]

20 January 2014 0 Comments

Is Guardianship Permanent?

SharePermanent guardianship is when a relationship between a child and his or her guardian is permanent and self-sustaining – creating a permanent family for the child. In order for permanent guardianship to come into play, the parental rights of a child’s parents need not be terminated. In addition, permanent guardianship generally cannot be terminated and […]

23 September 2013 0 Comments

Joint Custody: Traveling With Children

ShareWhen a couple shares joint custody of their children, traveling with them may have certain restrictions. Knowing these restrictions from the beginning can help you avoid any legal problems down the road. In California, when a couple begins divorce proceedings and there are children involved, a summons (Automatic Temporary Restraining Order or ATRO) is issued […]

16 September 2013 0 Comments

How Do I Get My Maiden Name Back?

ShareTwenty years ago when I got married I took my husband’s last name. I loved him very much and I believed this was my way of showing it. I am now ending that twenty-year marriage; I’m going through a divorce and without a doubt I want to change my name back to my maiden name. […]

11 July 2013 0 Comments

I Need Child Support, But I Never Married!

ShareThere was a time when most families included a mother, father and children. Over the years, the family has changed. Today, many families consist of a single parent – some who have never married the other parent. What happens when an unmarried parents separates and there are children involved? The laws that protect a married couple […]

10 June 2013 0 Comments

Adultery, Leading Cause of Divorce in the U.S.

ShareDo you suspect that your husband is cheating on you? You are not alone. One of the main causes for divorce in the United States is adultery. If there is a lack of trust in your relationship, sit down and decide what you’re going to do, Talking to an experienced Divorce attorney can help you […]

3 June 2013 0 Comments

What I’ve learned about divorce as a divorce attorney

ShareDivorce within a family is typically a difficult time for everyone that is involved, especially when complicated family law issues come into play. One of the things I have learned after practicing family law for 23 years is that not everyone is good at choosing a spouse. However, sometimes marriages fail even if you are […]