“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…

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…

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….

Technology is changing every aspect of modern life. The hours we work, where we work, how we communicate, where to shop, and how to learn a new language. Technology is even changing family life, whether it’s more time spent watching television or a group chat to share information and family events. When it comes to…

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…

When a couple with children decide to separate or divorce, there are a lot of questions around custody, co-parenting, and visitation rights. At the Bledsoe Firm, our California family lawyers have found that these questions regarding time and living arrangements are the priority for most parents. However, once the dust settles on child custody questions,…

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