29 March 2013 0 Comments

What is Common Law Marriage?

Share Common Law Marriage is created via cohabitation for a certain period of time (as opposed to a marriage created by a ceremony). The period of time for a common law marriage is significant, and cohabitation alone does not define a common law marriage. The common law marriage couple also represents themselves as joined and […]

15 March 2013 0 Comments

Victims of domestic violence

ShareA romantic relationship can end for a variety of reasons. A couple may no longer find themselves attracted to one another. They may relocate to different areas and have difficulty carrying on a long-distance relationship. Or, the relationship may end for more serious reasons. Those who are intimate may have a bitter fight or one […]

3 May 2012 0 Comments

Dating for divorced dads

Share Many divorced dads hate the idea of dating again.  They are not sure if their children would approve and they fear the idea of spoiling their relationship.  Some are stressed and some feel like failures. Men question themselves about dating; they still can’t figure out what went wrong with their marriage.  There is no […]

29 December 2011 0 Comments

Living with someone can hurt your support

ShareIf you are going through a divorce and have the need to date, think twice. It is wise to wait until your divorce is final before entering the dating scene.  Did you know that living with someone can impact the amount of child support ordered?  It can be lowered if you are living with someone […]

11 August 2011 0 Comments

Restraining order violation

ShareA restraining order against an individual can last for as long as five years.  A restraining order means you cannot possess any weapons; you must surrender any to the court.  A restraining order will limit your freedom and movement. If you disobey the restraining order, it is a misdemeanor offense which carries a jail sentence […]

17 June 2011 0 Comments

What not to do if you’re just living together

ShareFor the most part, two people who decide to live together are not thinking about their financial future.  They are thinking that they’re in love and want to “play house”.  Stop, for a minute, and read the following so you will not regret your decisions down the road. ·         Major purchase – do not […]

16 June 2011 0 Comments

How to tell if your relationship is worth keeping

ShareSometimes a relationship is worth keeping; it needs two people to work at it so the issues can be resolved.  Marital needs include survival, safety, love, esteem and actualization. In order for any relationship or marriage to be saved, it must have the following: ·         Communication ·         Mutual trust ·         Honesty · […]

23 March 2011 0 Comments

What is a domestic violence restraining order?

ShareDomestic violence is threatened or actual abuse from someone you share a close relationship with.  The Domestic Violence Prevention Act is designed to protect individuals, including children under 18 years old, who live with you from actual or threatened violence, which includes, but is not limited to, physical injuries, battery, sexual assault, harassment, stalking, and […]

14 March 2011 0 Comments

What is a palimony?

ShareCalifornia Palimony laws apply to couples living together who are not married.  They come into effect when the relationship comes to an end.  Depending on the circumstances and whether or not an agreement was established, one party may be entitled to a portion of the other person’s property. The cases, for the most part, are […]

26 January 2011 0 Comments

California divorce and marital infidelity

ShareBecause California has a very high rate of divorce, statistics show that about one-third of all marriages will experience marital infidelity.  In many long-term relationships, one of the partners sometimes wonders what it would be like to have an affair.  It is only normal that a relationship and the partners in it change over time. […]