Divorce

Recent Posts in Divorce Category

  • Divorce or Separation: Which Is Best for Me?

    Nobody ever enters into their marriage with the expectation that it will one day come to an end. Unfortunately, as we all know, divorce is a very real possibility for many modern couples with roughly half of all marriages ending in divorce. If you and your spouse have decided to part ways, you may be wondering whether a divorce or a legal separation is right for you. But what exactly is the ...
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  • Who Gets the House & Car During Divorce?

    Aside from maybe child custody , property division is usually one of the most hotly contested issues couples face during divorce – specifically regarding who gets control of the family home and car. In the state of California, couples are given the freedom to decide this on their own. If the parties cannot agree, however, the property will be divided by the Superior Court within their divorce ...
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  • Self-Employed and Divorcing?

    Property division during a typical divorce can be complicated to say the least of it. If your property is also the source of your income, as is the case for many self-employed couples that run a small business together, matters are sure to be even trickier. Success in such a situation will require some understanding of what to expect, helpful servings of preparation, and the keen eye of a legal ...
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  • Limiting the Emotional Impact of Divorce Your Children Experience

    Divorce represents an intimidating hurdle for married couples but it can be an absolute shock to any children they share together. Every emotion that a spouse feels during divorce, a child that does not understand what is happening might feel twice as many and with three-times the impact. If you are going through a divorce, it is crucial that you keep your children’s emotions and happiness in ...
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  • Divorce and the Holidays: When to File and How to Cope

    While the holiday season is typically a time of joy and family gatherings, this time of year can prove to be especially stressful if divorce is imminent. In addition to the emotional toll of separation and the triggering of various memories, several different questions can present themselves during this time. Should you file for divorce before or after the holidays, and what can you do to cope ...
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  • Can My Spouse Make Me Pay for Their Divorce Attorney Fees?

    Find a divorce lawyer willing to give you the very best price for their services and you still might be looking at a considerable receipt at the end of it all, especially if the divorce was contested or complicated due to a high net worth . In family situations where one spouse makes the majority or all of the household income, this can become a real problem for the other. With bills stacking up ...
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  • How Does Adultery Affect Divorce?

    When going through the divorce process, it is important to know what you are entitled to before you begin settlement negotiations. If you have been cheated on by your spouse, you probably feel that you are entitled to as much as you would like. From a legal standpoint, however, the impact that adultery has on a divorce varies from state to state. In some states where there is still fault-based ...
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  • How is Child Custody Decided in California?

    It is fairly common for both parents in a divorce to want to win sole or primary custody of their children. Clearly, the court cannot fulfill such a parental agreement, as one parent must have more parenting time than the other if they cannot agree on an equal joint custody decision. If the matter goes into the court’s hands, how will it come to its final decision? Children First, Always In ...
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  • The Do's and Don'ts of Parental Alienation

    Working through a divorce can be a tremendously difficult process, especially when children are involved. The experience can bring feelings of anger and frustration to the surface, and sometimes these emotions can influence the attitudes of children. While these acts are sometimes done intentionally, many times parents do not realize that they are perpetuating dangerous ideas about their partners ...
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  • Can I Avoid Going to Court for a Divorce?

    Couples working through a divorce often experience feelings of anger and betrayal, making it difficult to settle issues out of court. A legal battle may seem inevitable but can often cause further emotional and financial hardship. Spouses may not always be aware of the alternative methods for divorce and litigation should be among the last resorts in dispute resolution. Coming to an agreement ...
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  • Quitclaim Deeds and Their Effect in Divorce Proceedings

    Occasionally, one spouse asks another to quitclaim their interest from a property owned by both spouses. A quitclaim deed essentially terminates the interests of the person signing the quitclaim deed in a piece of property. In some cases, one spouse has better credit than the other and not having one of the spouses on the title can sometimes provide for better loan or interest rate options. In ...
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