Often, one of the parties in a custody proceeding wants the court to consider the child’s preference to live with that party as opposed to the other parent.Read More “Child`s Testimony in California Custody Proceedings.”
A pension earned during the marriage is generally considered to be a joint asset of both spouses.Read More “Dividing Pensions”
In the state of California, marital partners who are seeking to dissolve their marriage can choose from a variety of legal options. The alternatives are a “conventional” divorce trial, arbitration, mediation, “collaborative” divorce, legal separation, and annulment.Read More “Legal Separation”
A divorce can affect grandparents. If you are a grandparent and want information about visitation with your grandchildren, it`s important learn about your options and understand your rights as a grandparent.Read More “Visitation Rights of Grandparents”
Social media offers a small glimpse into our everyday lives and allows us to share our lives with our families and friends; but during your divorce case, it can be extremely harmful. Some details of your life are worth sharing on social mediaRead More “THING YOU HAVE TO STOP DOING ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA DURING YOUR DIVORCE.”
The answer depends upon several things, most notably:
1) Did the other party cause death? and 2) Was the marital status terminated early by bifurcation?
For purposes of this article. We are going to assume that death is a result of accidental or natural causes, not criminally expedited.Read More “WHAT HAPPENS IF MY SPOUSE DIES DURING DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS?”
Domestic abuse is, unfortunately, taking place all around us and yet very few of us will be aware of it happening to our friends or family as it usually occurs behind closed doors. For many divorce solicitors, this therefore means that some of our clients will be victims of domestic violence but may not openly speak about it.Read More “Domestic Abuse and Divorce”
When there are a lot of assets, such as in high net worth marriages, that need to be decided on in divorce, it’s important to remember the tax repercussions that can follow those decisions. You’ll want to make sure you have a complete understanding of how new laws will effect your tax filing.Read More “Taxes and Divorce”
An annulment of Marriage does not have the same effects as a divorce; since an annulment is the virtual wiping away of a marriage from history. After an annulment, it is as if the marriage never occurred in the court’s eyes. You will no longer have the presumption of paternity over children conceived during the marriage or have the right to demand child support from a spouse.
Divorce comes from the uncertainty over what the future will bring, especially about money. It’s not uncommon for a lower-earning spouse to receive inadequate financial support in the early phases of separation.
Alimony is designed to keep the lower-earning spouse at a standard of living similar to when they were married.Read More “ALIMONY DURING DIVORCE”