Bifurcation

July 8th, 2017|Categories: Divorce, Family Law|

Bifurcation of Marriage When a bifurcation of marriage occurs in dissolution, it grants a status only. This terminates the marriage or marital status however, leaves all other matters which are unsettled before the court. Generally, this leaves a pending judgment deciding all unresolved issues to be addressed later. When a [...]

Divorce and Residency

July 8th, 2017|Categories: Divorce|

Countless people ask our lawyers about residency requirements while living in California and attempting to get a divorce. This is an extremely important determining factor in where your divorce must be filed. The typical statutory residency requirement is six months residency in the state of California and three months residency [...]

Parental Alienation Syndrome

July 4th, 2017|Categories: Divorce|

When facing divorce with children, the term divorce pertains to the parents. Children are often put in the middle by parents causing a tremendous amount of conflict for the children. Blame can be a large part of divorce however, children are not to blame. But when a parent speak adversely [...]

Paternity Cases

July 4th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody, Family Law|

If you find yourself frequently missing your children imagine what it will be like to wake up in the morning and know your child is safe, in your custody. Imagine being a father figure at their sporting events, playing ball in the park, caring for them the way you have [...]

How to Approach a Divorce

June 30th, 2017|Categories: Divorce|

If you are contemplating a divorce, or are separated from your spouse it may be time to consider filing for a dissolution of marriage. Often the thought is put on the side burner due to financial reasons, heightened emotions, feelings that the spouse will take everything you have worked so [...]

Joint Custody vs Sole Custody

June 30th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody|

Sole custody is often a parents goal especially when a bitter divorce happens. Animosity against the other parent can easily initiate the goal of getting sole custody of the children. Sole custody is when one parent, considered to be the sole custodial parent, is the parent in charge of the [...]

Grounds For Divorce

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Divorce|

California has no-fault laws to avoid the concept of fault in the marriage. This essentially lets people who don't want to be together any longer get a divorce. No spouse in California can hold the other spouse in the marriage against their will. All that the petitioner for divorce must [...]

Post Judgment Modifications

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Child Custody, Divorce, Family Law|

Post Judgment Modifications happen when one side doesn't live up to what they were ordered or agreed to do. Rarely we find a modification occurs when something is not in the judgment. A thorough divorce judgment should alleviate the need for a post judgment modification, but sometimes they are unavoidable. [...]

Forensic Experts in Divorce

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Divorce|

Unfortunately there are spouses married to business owners who have no idea the value of the community business. What is done to determine the value? is a common questioned asked. The answer - hire a forensic expert. A forensic expert has the credentials in accounting and business to go through [...]

Filing For Divorce

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Divorce|

When you are looking to file for divorce, the first thing that you should start with is preparing what you will need. This can be a difficult process and by preparing beforehand, you can help provide greater ease and efficiency. First off, make sure you know that you want to [...]