Divorce

Do I need a divorce lawyer?

Do I need a divorce lawyer? This is a common question for those thinking about getting a divorce.  We have all heard horror stories about divorces that have cost families their savings.  So it’s not surprising that most people try to do their own divorces. But should you do your own divorce? In all cases, […]

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SO OUR HOUSE IS COMMUNITY PROPERTY RIGHT?

Many people know that California is a community property state.  So that means each spouse owns one-half of everything right?  Not exactly. Community property is actually far more nuanced, but the gist of it is that earnings accrued and property acquired during marriage are considered community property.  Sounds easy enough, but unfortunately, it is not […]

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WHAT HAPPENS TO FROZEN EMBRYOS DURING A DIVORCE?

Written by on June 3, 2016 in Child Custody, Court, Divorce with 0 Comments

Derek Fisher and his ex-wife recently announced that they have agreed to destroy their frozen embryos following their divorce.  Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb are in litigation over the fate of their frozen embryos following their divorce. So what does happen with frozen embryos during a divorce?  California currently has no legislation governing the disposition […]

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Spring Break

Written by on March 10, 2016 in Attorneys, Child Custody, Coparenting, Divorce, Parenting with 0 Comments

Spring Break is approaching and it’s time to make sure that your holiday child custody schedules are set.  During a divorce, parents often have an order to share their children’s school holidays, whether it be alternating the holiday each year or dividing the break in half each year. However you and the other parent decide […]

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Do Not Lose Control of Your Life

Written by on February 16, 2016 in Child Custody, Coparenting, Divorce, Mediation, Parenting with 0 Comments

“You two are about to lose control of your lives.” – Recent direct quote from a local Family Law Judge. Why did the Judge say that?  Was the Judge being cruel?  Was the Judge threatening the parties?  No, not at all.  The Judge was simply encouraging the parties to try to co-parent to reach a […]

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SHOULD YOU CALL OFF YOUR DIVORCE OR JUST PUT IT ON HOLD?

Written by on January 26, 2016 in Court, Divorce, Separation with 0 Comments

Patrick Dempsey and his wife, Jillian, recently announced that they have decided to call off their divorce.  And now Donald Sterling and his wife, Shelly Sterling, have called off their divorce. Is this something you can do?  What happens if you decide to divorce again? In California, at any time before a divorce is finalized, […]

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