Everyone worries about the costs associated with divorce. After all, the average California divorce costs $30,000 ($15,000 per party). But what everyone doesn’t realize is that most of the time, you have a lot of power to ensure your divorce costs way less than that. Sure, you can’t control everything about this process. You can’t…

There are lots of consequences to a divorce that drags on. You spend way more money. And it’s a lot harder to settle into the new normal or move on to your life while everything is up in the air. And while you can’t control every part of the divorce process, there are things you…

It’s not at all uncommon for clients to want to date during their divorces. And there’s no law against it. But is a move that should be made with extreme caution. Here are some of the issues you ought to be considering before you try taking that next step during this crucial time in your…

“Grey” divorces are becoming more common. Market Watch reports the senior divorce rate has more than doubled since the 1990s. But divorcing in your golden years is a little bit different than divorcing when you’re younger. Here’s what you need to know if you’re an older American dissolving the knot in Orange County, CA. It…

Every divorce in California has unique qualities and circumstances. Our team at the Bledsoe Firm has never had two divorce clients with the same set of goals or desired outcomes. That being said, certain divorces are drastically different from the norm. One example is a divorce involving parents from different countries. After a divorce in…

There are many complexities that can make co-parenting difficult. You need to navigate the needs of your children, schedule of the other parent, and constant changes to both. Of course, these are just the complications that appear on the surface of any co-parenting arrangement. Any two parents will have a range of considerations that may…

California’s celebrity crowd is known for setting trends in fashion and the arts, but you probably don’t think of Tom Cruise and Kim Kardashian as trendsetters in California divorce. Yet, these two celebrities and many others, including models and professional athletes, are consistently choosing mediation to finalize their divorces in California and elsewhere. The increase…

Full disclosure, your California divorce lawyer is going to need a great deal of financial and personal information to successfully represent you during divorce proceedings. Your divorce is going to involve questions of assets, income, debt, and family dynamics. The more your California divorce lawyer knows and understands about your specific circumstances, the easier it…

Some of the biggest disputes during a California divorce involve finances and money. Former spouses argue over income, marital property, homes, bank accounts, alimony, and child support, just to name a few financial issues that come up during the average California divorce. These issues move money to the forefront of many conversations about divorce, but…

Throughout a California child custody case you need to make mindful, strategic decisions that advance that outcome you want. However, the structure and stressful nature of these family law cases don’t always make it easy to see and navigate the right path through a custody case. These are five of the mistakes parents often make….

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