Can You Get Spousal Support in California?

Unlike most states, California allows not only spousal support in the case of a divorcing married couple, but also domestic partner support for long-time partners who never married. In either case, though, there are certain requirements. It’s important to keep in mind that spousal support is synonymous with the […]

Common Issues in Los Angeles Child Custody Cases

It’s a common belief that contested child custody litigation is not always in the best interest of the children. This can certainly be true, when divorce and child custody become a major issue. If both parents can reach a reasonable settlement, why should they let a Los Angeles family […]

What Is a Gray Divorce in California?

Some couples divorce very early in their marriages. The average age of someone going through their first divorce is around 30, after 8 years of marriage. However, other people divorce much later in life as they are approaching their retirement years. Divorce for older people is commonly called “gray […]

List of Steps Before a California Divorce is Finalized

The divorce process in California is a series of steps and procedures that will carry your case from the initial filing petition through trial. It’s very common to have numerous questions about the California divorce process are what you should expect. Why is it important to understand the divorce […]

What Is a Summary Dissolution Divorce in California?

If you are seeking a divorce in California, there are generally two ways it can be accomplished. The first is through the regular dissolution of the marriage, which requires intervention by and an appearance in California’s family courts. The second is called summary dissolution, which is a shorter, less […]

How Will a California Court Divide Our Property in a Divorce?

Understanding the Property Division Law in a California Divorce Case
In community property states such as California, each spouse is considered an equal partner in the marriage, meaning that upon dissolution, each spouse is automatically considered the owner of 50% of all property acquired during the marriage. For example, if your […]