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 […]

4 April 2013 0 Comments

Parental arguments negatively affect children

ShareA new study released March 28, 2013 in the journal for Child Development shows that arguments between Mom and Dad can alter the stress responses of children. This can result in kids who lag behind their peers in problem solving. Coming to the realization that your marriage may be failing and all of that stress […]

19 February 2013 0 Comments

Legal separation vs divorce

Share Even though a legal separation, in many ways, is equivalent to divorce, it is not a divorce.  If you are legally separated from your spouse, you are still married. What is a legal separation?  It is not a divorce; however, it can include virtually the same types of decisions regarding: ·         Child custody and […]

4 February 2013 0 Comments

Ashley Judd files for a legal separation

Share It appears that actress Ashley Judd and her race car driver husband, Dario Franchitti, are separating after 11 years of marriage.  The couple married in Scotland in December 2001. In a statement made by Judd, she said, “We will always be family and will continue to cherish our relationship based on love, integrity and […]

19 December 2012 0 Comments

Zooey Deschanel divorce finalizes

Share Zooey Deschanel’s divorce from Ben Gibbard, her rocker husband of about three years has been finalized. The couple, who got married in September 2009, separated in October 2011 and filed for divorce in December 2011.  The separation was mutual and amicable.  There are no children.  Both Deschanel and Gibbard waived their rights to spousal […]

14 November 2012 0 Comments

Divorce alternatives

Share Not every married couple that has disagreements should consider divorce.  Saving the right marriage is important. Rushing into a divorce is not always the correct approach.  There are alternatives to divorce, such as a legal separation.  With a legal separation, the parties leave the door open to possible reconciliation in the future. In addition, […]

22 October 2012 0 Comments

Dennis Quaid is heading for divorce

Share It looks as though Dennis Quaid and his wife Kimberly might not last as a couple for much longer. Kimberly has decided to file for a legal separation with divorce to follow. She has made it clear that Quaid’s cheating is the number one cause. She also said, “He’s not a good husband.” It […]

3 October 2012 0 Comments

What is a legal separation?

Share Married couples in California who want to live apart have the option to file for a divorce or legal separation. A legal separation allows the parties to remain married, but ends the economic ties – allowing each to retain his or her earnings and be responsible for his or her own debts incurred after […]

23 September 2011 0 Comments

Legal separation

ShareA legal separation in California is when two people wish to remain married, live apart, and still have legal protection.  It is pursued when the couple wants to stay married for specific reasons, such as income tax, spousal support payments, benefits or religious reasons. A legal separation involves a court order declaring that all issues […]

2 February 2011 0 Comments

Nullity and Separation Judgement

ShareCalifornia does not require a couple to live in a specific county for a specified period of time if they are seeking a judgement of nullity or a legal separation. A judgement of nullity, also known as an annulment is when the court determines that the couple’s marriage never legally existed.  An annulment can only […]