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How to Retain Sole Ownership of Your Home After Marriage

By | 2019-05-15T09:08:02-07:00 May 15th, 2019|Contested Divorce Litigation, Marital Contracts, Property Division|

How to Retain Sole Ownership of Your Home After Marriage You are getting married, and you own a home that you purchased previous to your marriage. Like many individuals, you may want to keep your home “yours,” rather than financially share it with your spouse, so that you can more easily leave it to your

Does Spousal Support End with Cohabitation?

By | 2019-04-14T17:14:46-07:00 April 16th, 2019|Spousal Support|

Does Spousal Support End with Cohabitation? Spousal support is sometimes awarded in the state of California to help one spouse or domestic partner adjust to life without the financial support of the higher income spouse. Also called Alimony, spousal support can be awarded for a specific period of time, for example, monthly for seven years,

What Is the Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation?

By | 2019-04-09T07:41:03-07:00 April 9th, 2019|Separation|

What Is the Difference Between Divorce and Legal Separation? When you are dissolving your marriage in California, you may want to consider legal separation rather than divorce. Here’s why. What is legal separation? Legal separation is a court-approved separation, but the couple has not ended their marriage. Like divorce, it involves a legal process, which

Parental Substance Abuse, Its Affect on Children and Child Custody

By | 2019-03-13T12:20:52-07:00 March 13th, 2019|Child Custody and Visitation, Contested Divorce Litigation, Domestic Violence|

Substance Abuse, Its Affect on Children and Child Custody Issues of substance abuse by a parent can have serious implications regarding child custody and parenting time. In California, if one parent alleges that the other has harmed or can potentially harm their child or children due to substance abuse, he or she can petition

Considering Divorce Mediation? Be Sure to Consult an Attorney

By | 2019-03-06T08:51:37-07:00 March 1st, 2019|Child Support, Mediation, Property Division|

Considering Divorce Mediation? Be Sure to Consult an Attorney Many couples decide to opt for divorce mediation rather than litigate their divorce through the courts, particularly if they have no children. In divorce mediation, the mediator does not represent the interests of either party, legally or otherwise. They cannot offer legal advice. The mediator’s role

Child Support – What Happens When Your Oldest Child Is No Longer Eligible?

By | 2019-02-06T07:53:49-07:00 February 1st, 2019|Child Support, College, Modifications of Custody and Support|

Child Support – What Happens When Your Oldest Child Is No Longer Eligible? When getting a divorce and discussing how much child support will be paid, the supporting parent may assume that when the first child is no longer eligible, their child support payment can be cut in half. That is not how the court