Category Archives: Divorce

Sep 01

Recent ruling on domestic violence and restraining orders

Spousal Abuse In Fischer v Fischer. (March 18, 2018) In affirmance, First District holds wife did not intentionally or recklessly cause husband…

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Aug 30

Child Visitation

In Ed H. v. Ashley C. (August 24, 2017) In affirmance, Fourth District holds that great-grandparents lack standing to seek visitation with great-grandchildren…

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Aug 23

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 7) The Psychology of Domestic Violence

The Psychology of Domestic Violence In this lengthy chapter, Bradley attempts to articulate the problem of domestic violence from a psychological standpoint,…

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Aug 21

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 6) The History of Domestic Violence P.2

The History of Domestic Violence pt 2 Although in the first portion of this topic we covered how domestic violence has been…

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Aug 12

What is domestic violence? A series on Dr. Bradley’s sourcebook (part 4) The legacy of the O.J Simpson case

The Legacy of the O.J Simpson Case The aftermath of the infamous O.J Simpson case had a tremendous amount of effects concerning…

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Aug 11

Personal Jurisdiction

In Hogue vs Hogue (September 29, 2017) Third District finds that husband’s sending video of his mock suicide from Georgia to wife in…

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Aug 08

High Wage Earners & When Courts Deviate from the Child Support Guidelines

In a reversal, the Second District held that the trial court must, per Fam C §4056, state on the record its reasons…

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Jul 10

4 Co-Parenting Tips from a Southern California Family Lawyer

What Exactly Is Co-Parenting? Co-parenting happens when both parents playing an active and crucial role in the child’s life after divorce (barring any dangerous…

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Mar 07

When Does Interest Begin to Accrue on Unpaid Payments?

The Marriage of Dalgleish & Selvaggio Published November 30, 2017 In a partial reversal, Second District Court of Appeals holds that interest…

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Oct 27

California Divorce Process Step By Step

Step 1: Meeting the Residency Requirement The party filing for divorce must be a resident of the county in which they file for at…

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Oct 26

Show Your Ex You No Longer Care After the Divorce

The aftermath of divorce can be difficult to deal with, but you'll eventually learn to heal and realize you're better off now than you…

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Oct 20

How to Clean Up Your Life After Going Through Divorce

Divorce brings a lot of change with it, so it’s no surprise that your house might look a little different once you get…

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Oct 03

Is Divorce Contagious?

If it seems like divorce is contagious, that's because it just might be. According to a recent study, you may be 75 percent more…

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Sep 29

How to Handle Divorce-Related Anxiety

Divorce can cause a lot of changes in your life. Though those changes are often for the better in the long run,…

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Sep 29

Tips to Survive Living Together During a Divorce

If you've filed for divorce, make sure you avoid the common mistake of moving out right away. It may seem logical that you…

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Sep 19

Dealing with Fatigue During Divorce

Divorce can affect nearly every aspect of your life, and your energy level is one of them. So it makes sense that…

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Sep 18

Know the Most Common Physical Symptoms of Divorce

Divorce comes with all kinds of changes. It typically requires people to move, adjust their budget and even see their children less.…

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Sep 13

Helping Children Through Socially Awkward Situations After Your Divorce

Divorce can lead to awkward social situations for adults, but it doesn't stop there. It can cause children to feel socially awkward,…

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Sep 13

How Having a Routine Helps Children of Divorce

Divorce is a major change for everyone involved, but it often affects children the most. After all, children need a regular routine…

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Sep 07

Should I file for divorce?

The Basics of Filing for Divorce If it's clear to you that your marriage is over, it's time to start researching the…

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Sep 01

Millennials and Divorce

One common belief is that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, but it turns out this is a misleading statistic. That's…

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Aug 31

5 Surprising Reasons for Divorce

We've all heard of "irreconcilable differences" as a common, somewhat vague reason for divorce. But that's not the only reason a couple…

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Aug 31

Getting Along With Your Ex’s Family After Divorce

After you've been married for years, it's natural to be close with your spouse's family. When the marriage is over, it can…

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Aug 16

At the End of Your Case — What You Need to Know

If you have recently received a judgment for your divorce case, you are likely feeling a mixture of emotions. You may be…

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May 18

Trial Topic this week: Where should we do the child custody exchange?

Many people going through a custody case in court are often considering where they should do the child custody exchange. One might think that…

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Mar 23

When Is Recording a Telephone Call an Invasion of Privacy?

California law is not always straightforward when it comes to telephone privacy rights. Talk to your lawyer about whether you or another…

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Mar 16

Divorce and Student Loans

Going through a divorce is tough on everyone involved - both spouses, any children, and even extended families and friends. Although some…

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Mar 07

Tax Implications of Divorce

Going through a divorce is never as simple as merely ending a relationship. From having to divide assets to finding the right…

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Mar 01

3 Ways to Sabotage Your Own Divorce

Dealing with a divorce is often a difficult and emotional experience, but it's no time to let down your guard. A devious spouse can…

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Feb 28

The Date of Separation? The Struggle Continues

In 2015, the California Supreme Court decided the matter of In Re Marriage of Davis (2015) 61 Cal.4th 846 regarding the determination of the date…

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Feb 27

Are Some Marriages Doomed from the Start?

Most people consider the day that they got engaged as the happiest one of their lives. Whether a couple gets engaged after…

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Feb 24

Does Marriage Counseling Work?

Couples who are experiencing a tough time or even considering divorce are usually encouraged to first try marriage counseling. After all, it…

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Feb 24

Helping Kids Survive Divorce

Divorce is no fun for anyone, but it can be especially devastating for children. It doesn't have to be that way. Children…

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Feb 23

When is it Time to End the Marriage?

Every marriage has its ups and downs, but when one spouse starts to wonder where all the "ups" have gone, it might…

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Dec 05

3 Ways Social Security Helps Divorcees

If you're divorcing late in life, then one of the most important things you need to negotiate is how your spouse’s pension,…

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Dec 02

Can You Ignore Your Ex-Spouse’s Credit Card Debt?

You’re getting divorced, and the judge rules that the credit card debt that your spouse accrued belongs solely to them, so they’re…

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Dec 01

7 Signs You’re On The Verge Of An Emotional Affair

Are you having an affair? Does your spouse ask to see your cell phone? Look at your text messages or emails? Are…

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Nov 16

Considering the Decision to Stay or Leave after Infidelity

Infidelity seems to be one of those acts that are simply unforgivable in a marriage, and many imagine themselves promptly leaving after…

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Nov 15

Vicki Larson on the Neglect of Divorced Dads

In observance of Father’s Day, Vicki Larson’s 2103 blog in the Huffington Post delves into this unexplored sociological topic of men experiencing…

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Nov 14

5 Reasons Co-Parenting is Good for You & Your Kids

It’s easy to understand that you are not the biggest fan of your ex-spouse. This is probably at least a little bit…

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Nov 09

Helping Your Children Cope with a Disappointing Ex-Spouse

Joint custody following a divorce often results in painful frustration in both you and your child when the other spouse fails to…

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Nov 01

Unhappy Marriage vs. Happy Divorce: Effects on Children

Married parents quite often have to face the decision of whether or not to separate in terms of how it might affect…

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Oct 31

Can I Get Those Text Messages?

As a divorce lawyer, this is a common question that many clients will ask. Can I get access to my spouse’s phone…

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Oct 28

Why Don’t People Leave a Bad Marriage?

In Caroline Shannon’s divorce360 article, “Mental Health: Fear of the Unknown Keeps Many People in Bad Marriages,” she consults two experts in the areas…

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Oct 21

Do Your Kids Want to Live With Your Ex-Spouse?

Understanding Why and When Your Children Could Decide Our firm frequently is asked the question of when it is up to children…

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Oct 11

Rights & Benefits of Divorced Spouses in the Military

Divorce between civilians is already a complex process, but military divorce brings a host of other concerns into play. As a family…

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Oct 10

Telling Your Children about Your Divorce

No matter how many times you run it through your head, planning what you are going to say, what you visualize likely…

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Aug 10

Are You Self-Employed? Choose Your Divorce Lawyer Carefully.

"The child support attorney did what?" I could not believe what I had heard. He had to repeat it. "She said ‘I…

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Aug 05

Lawmakers Have Made a Major Divorce Update

In 2015, the California Supreme Court, in Davis v. Davis, ruled that for the purposes of defining separation (which triggers when a debt…

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Jul 06

Can I Opt Out Of California Property Division / Support Laws?

Questions regarding property division and support payments are often some of the most confusing issues faced in a divorce proceeding. California is a “community property” state—meaning…

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