Legal Separation vs Divorce in California

Legal Separation vs Divorce in California | 5 common reasons for legal separation   WHAT IS LEGAL SEPARATION AND HOW DOES IT DIFFER FROM DIVORCE?   A legal separation is where couples remain married but live separately and do not have sexual relations with each other. In a divorce, the spo... Read more

blog Did you know that you can settle your divorce from the comfort of your own home? In this post, we outline 4 benefits of online mediation that couples consider when comparing their marriage dissolution options. With Online Mediation, clients meet virtually with their Mediator and Case Manager to work... Read More

When Child Support Ends. Did you know that the termination of child support can be used as a basis for increasing spousal support? It can, but only if you act right away. Family Code section 4326 provides that “…the termination of child support pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 3901... Read More

The spousal support people pay is about to become a lot more expensive.  Presently a spousal support payor deducts the payments on their W2 and the payee must include them on theirs.  Under the proposed tax reform this income shift would go away. This will lead to the type of substantial change i... Read More

Did you know you may still be able to receive social security benefits based on your former spouse’s earnings after your divorce? You need to have been married at least ten years (another reason why the ten-year mark is significant) and meet other criteria. It is important to note that even if you... Read More

blog Clients often inquire about investment losses that occur during the marriage. They want to know whether the spouse controlling that investment can be held liable and charged with the loss at the time of dissolution of the marriage based upon a theory of fiduciary breach. In most circumstances, the a... Read More

  A question that we are frequently asked is, “How is Child Support Calculated in California?” Those who have spent any time in a family law court have seen the judge busily tapping away on his computer before rendering an order for child support. Federal law requires that each stat... Read More

  The need for child support does not begin when a child is born, but rather it begins many months sooner. Courts have held that even unborn children are owed a duty of support from their fathers. Support can be assessed against a father while the mother is still pregnant. [Kyne v. Kyne (1940) ... Read More

  5 Things To Keep In Mind When Co-Parenting With Your Ex After Divorce Our focus is always the children. In any case where children are involved, this is the most important and often times the most difficult issue. We work with fantastic collateral professionals to make sure the kids are prote... Read More

  Court OK’s ‘Reasonable’ Spanking, But Experts Still Say No I don’t know of any Los Angeles or Orange County Judge that would allow this to go on in a family law case. If it is going on, we put an immediate end to it. If the offending party will not stipulate to a no [&... Read More