At the start of your California divorce, you might feel that all the issues and processes of divorce are within your control. You may have researched what is required for a divorce in California and even had a conversation with a California divorce lawyer. However, what is apparent at the onset of a divorce is…

More than ever couples are turning to mediation and other alternative dispute resolution to settle a California divorce. For these former spouses, this means skipping a divorce trial, but often this isn’t the real reasons a couple decides mediation is the right route for their divorce. Wondering if your divorce proceedings are a potential candidate…

Divorce can result in some complicated compromises and deep-rooted disputes, but few prove more complex than issues involving the care and welfare of minor children. There are two broad categories of issues involving minor children. The first is child custody. This is a determination of which parent is charged with responsibility and care of a…

Divorce is complicated and emotional. It is easy for the high emotions of a divorce to transform into vindictive and unkind actions. A Newport Beach CA divorce lawyer will tell you that when couples become passive aggressive, cruel, and uncompromising the outcome of your divorce suffers. When it comes to divorce there is a clear…

We often associate family law in California exclusively with legal separation and divorce, but an Orange County CA family lawyer actually has a broad and inclusive legal practice. Any issues involving domestic disputes, child custody, and division of assets can fall within the purview of a family lawyer. In fact, you may never go through…

California provides couples in the state with numerous options for legally ending a romantic relationship. Divorce, legal separation, and annulment to name the most common ways a relationship concludes under California law. Despite the differing terminology, it can be difficult to understand the distinction in these processes and to confuse matters further an Orange County…

Some California divorces are able to reach a settlement outside of court or alternative dispute resolution, but most aren’t finalized this easily. Rather when a divorce is contested the couple must undergo many of the due diligence and other procedural requirements of a trial, including the taking of depositions. During a deposition, the opposing counsel…

Spousal support, also called partner support or alimony, is a big part of any divorce conversation in California. Even couples that signed a prenuptial agreement may have conversations with lawyers and accountants to discuss what amount of money is owed or would be paid according to California’s spousal support requirements. In some divorces, spousal support…

In California, the law requires that both parents be considered equally in the question of child custody. Going into family court, there isn’t a presumption that one parent or the other is a better or more appropriate fit. Instead, the parents have equal custody rights, and an Orange County CA divorce lawyer must prepare evidence…

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