It’s against the law to hide assets during your California divorce. It can lead to criminal charges, including perjury and contempt of court.  That doesn’t stop people from doing it. People tend to do so out of either fear or spite. The only way to protect yourself is to work with your family law attorney…

It’s no secret: divorce can cause major financial problems. But you can mitigate many of these problems by taking certain steps in the early days of your divorce. Here’s what you need to know. It’s all about record-keeping.  The very first thing you should do if you’ve been served with divorce papers is to get…

If you were wise enough to invest in a prenuptial agreement then the last thing you want to hear, years from now, is that the prenup is null and void. Or that your spouse is asking your judge to throw out the prenup, and the judge agrees. After all, the whole point was to speed…

Who gets to keep the house? The family home can be one of the most heavily contested items in a divorce. But is it worth fighting for?  To find out, take these 4 steps. #1) Decide why you want to keep it. Is it because you feel it will provide stability to the kids? Do…

Unless you are fortunate enough to have a divorce that is completely uncontested, or is nearly uncontested, you’re probably going to be sticking with your divorce lawyer for awhile. And while your divorce lawyer isn’t completely in control of everything that happens, he or she will still play a big role in how your life…

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…

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…

Hiring a private investigator to catch a cheating spouse in orange county california

Should You Hire a Private Investigator to Catch a Cheating Spouse in Orange County, California?     According to the American Psychological Association (APA), around 20-40 percent of divorces are a result of infidelity. In surveys published by Divorce Magazine, approximately  45-50 percent of married women and 50-60 percent of married men cheat on their spouses. According to…

Divorcing Someone with Bipolar Disorder in Orange County California

Marriage (or Deciding to Divorce) When Your Spouse Suffers from Bipolar Disorder According  to the National Institute of Mental Health, 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year, suffer from bipolar disorder. Of these cases of bipolar disorder, about 82.9% of these persons suffer from “severe” bipolar…

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…

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