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 […]

7 May 2013 0 Comments

Making the Transition: Divorce to a New Life

ShareIs your once upon-a-time “forever” about to be over? Moving on after divorce means you need to open yourself to new experiences – look at things differently.  You, and only you, must take an active role in rebuilding your life.  A new life isn’t going to knock at your front door – you must go […]

6 May 2013 0 Comments

Changing or Modifying a Custody Agreement

ShareArriving at a child custody arrangement that is agreeable to both parents and is acceptable to the court is a great challenge.  Child custody is one of the most highly-contested issues in a divorce. Sometimes circumstances drastically change in the years after a divorce.  If significant changes in your situation occur, you may need to […]

30 April 2013 0 Comments

Once the divorce is over and the alimony has been agreed, you’re done. Or are you?

Share While most alimony agreements are considered to be permanent, there are situations which would allow for a modification.   Many life changes, such as loss of a job, health issues, or the inability to pay the alimony, or the change in need for alimony can lead to an alimony  modification. You will need a qualified […]

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 […]

23 April 2013 0 Comments

Understanding custody cases & what they entail

Share As the divorce rate rises so does the child custody cases being filed. Child Custody cases can become more complex and challenging because they are negotiations between two parents, who have their own opinions on what they want for their children and what is better for them. Before you file for child custody become […]

22 April 2013 0 Comments

Post-Divorce & Finances

Share It can be challenging to get back on track and now dealing with one less income after a divorce requires organization. There are so many things to consider for example Alimony, child support and any other extra expenses or income you now have to take into account. 1. Take stock. Itemize your monthly expenditures. […]

16 April 2013 0 Comments

Spousal payment

Share Spousal Support is something that a couple in a relationship considers when they decide to separate legally. The conflict may lie in who pays who and how much Alimony is set to be paid each month. Once the divorce has been filed, it can be agreed upon with the help of a facilitator. If […]

10 April 2013 0 Comments

Deion Sanders wins custody battle

Share California residents may have hears that a 12-member jury recently awarded Deion Sanders full custody of two of his children and joint custody of a third. The decision regarding child custody came after two weeks of contentious testimony. The jury ruled that Sanders should have sole conservatorship and custody of his two sons. It […]

19 March 2013 0 Comments

Custody payments cannot be avoided

ShareA man was arrested this in Los Angeles for unpaid child support. This man owed payments dating back to 1995 and pleaded guilty to avoiding the payments. According to the guilty plea, the man owed his ex-wife payments for child support that totaled more than $1.2 million. He was ordered to pay $750 per week […]