What a Prenup CAN’T Do

There was a time when most people believed that a prenuptial agreement was only for celebrities and the wealthy. However, they are becoming more commonplace today with people trying to protect assets. That being said, there are many misconceptions on what a prenuptial agreement is, what it covers, and what it doesn't. One of the most important constraints that must be kept in mind is that no part of a prenuptial Read More

Top 7 Common Mistakes to Avoid During Child Custody Proceedings

Divorce has a tendency to bring out the worst in people and few things are better at that than fighting for custody of the children. It’s far too easy to let your emotions take control and then wind up with you making potentially very damaging mistakes. Here are 7 mistakes that you need to avoid to ensure the best possible outcome for your case.   1) Do not make any threats against your spouse, direct or Read More

What Happens When a Spouse is Caught Hiding Assets in a Divorce?

If you are going through a divorce, you might feel that you need to protect yourself by hiding assets from your spouse. There are several major reasons why you shouldn’t resort to this, not the least of which is that it is illegal to knowingly not disclose any assets to your spouse’s lawyers. It is important to remember that when you disclose your financial information to the court, you are making a sworn Read More

4 Ways to Financially Prepare for a Divorce

If there’s one thing most people dread about divorce, it’s the cost. However, with the right amount of planning, you can limit any financial setbacks. Follow these four tips on how to financially prepare for your divorce. 1) Start saving as soon as possible! If you haven’t yet filed for divorce, the best thing you can do is start saving for whatever life changes you anticipate (and maybe don’t anticipate) once Read More

4 Ways You Can Help Your Kids Adjust to Splitting Time Between You and Your Ex

Getting divorced can be emotionally taxing. Aside from the loss of a relationship, however, the greatest challenge is figuring out how to go from a two-income household to a single-income household. Now that you won’t be sharing your living expenses with another contributing adult, it’s important that you plan for your financial future. 1. Work with your ex Divorce can be especially painful on children, but Read More

How to Write an Effective Parenting Plan That Works for All

Co-parenting from two separate households does not have to be the drama-filled nightmare you may be expecting. To help separating parents co-parent more effectively, California family courts usually implement documents known as “parenting plans” into final orders for divorce or child custody matters. Parenting plans dictate how parents will co-parent from a practical standpoint and help mitigate any logistical Read More

Your Questions Answered: What Is Collaborative Law and What Are Its Advantages?

Divorces are often portrayed as contentious and full of conflict. But it doesn’t have to be. Even the most painful separations may benefit from a process called collaborative law. Collaborative law is the process of working out a divorcing couple’s issues through a series of negotiation and discussions. In instances where both parties are willing to work through their issues, rather than fight it out in court, Read More

4 Reasons You Might Need a Post-Marital Agreement

Most couples have heard of a premarital agreement, which are typically entered into before a couple is married. However, post-nuptial agreements are becoming increasingly useful and are entered into after marriage. Both types of agreements protect the assets of both parties and can clarify the distribution of property in the event of divorce. Although the subject is a touchy one for many couples, “pre-nups” or Read More

5 Ways You Can Support Your Children Through Your Divorce

Your divorce may be harder on your children than you realize. Children at any age may not understand what is happening. They may be confused or angry. Your kids may even blame themselves for the changes that your family is experiencing. Supporting your child during a divorce can be especially difficult because you are facing new challenges yourself. However, as a parent, you need to set aside time and make efforts Read More

California Family Law: The Termination of Parental Rights

If parents fail to take their responsibilities seriously or put their children in harm’s way, they may be subject to an action to terminate their parental rights. This means that the adult will no longer have a say in how the child is raised, and all of the rights and obligations associated with being a parent will be terminated. Termination is permanent unless that parent meets very stringent standards under Read More