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….

There is an interesting trend playing out in California family law. More people than ever are hiring a California family lawyer to draft, review, or negotiate a California prenuptial agreement than ever before. A California prenuptial is a legally binding agreement that is negotiated and signed by a couple prior to marriage. The terms of…

Filing for divorce in California is a significant life decision. From where you live to childcare – every aspect of your life changes after divorce. For most couples, divorce is also an emotional and mental undertaking. In short, divorce can be difficult, which is why every couple that files for divorce wants to know it…

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…

Grandparent's Rights in Southern California Family Law

Grandparent’s Rights in Southern California Family Law In the vast majority of cases, the court has a policy of non-interference and respects the rights of parents to decide which family members they allow to see their children. Notwithstanding this, there are rare circumstances where the court may intervene through laws which protect grandparent’s rights and…

Willful Unemployment or Underemployment in California Divorce

Is Your Spouse or Former Spouse Willfully Under or Unemployed? The biggest factor that determines the amount of money that is awarded as spousal or child is the amount of money earned by the party who is obligated to pay. One dirty trick some try to game the system with is willful unemployment or underemployment….

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets in Your California Divorce?

Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets in Your California Divorce? Ideally, even if two people no longer wish to remain married, they can still work in good faith with each other to end their marriage. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Divorce can bring out the worst in nice people, and some people aren’t very…

Back to School Tips for Divorced Dads in California

Back to School Tips for Divorced Dads in California Summer break is over and children in Southern California have returned back to school. Here are five tips for divorced dads or anyone in a blended family to help your kids succeed this year. Make sure your contact information is on file with the school and that…

Factors Influencing Alimony Spousal Support Orders in the State of California

Factors that Determine Alimony/Spousal Support in California Although you can find calculators online that purport to determine the alimony that will be awarded in your case, the truth is that in California, the judge does not use a formula to decide spousal support. Instead, the judge will consider a wide variety of factors to decide…

Alimony Spousal Support and Marriage Length

How Does Marriage Length Influence Alimony/Spousal Support in California? One of the most important factors in determining alimony is the length of the partnership. In many cases, the marriage is far too short to merit awarding alimony according to California Law. The length of the relationship will also factor in closely to the duration of…

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