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 […]
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 […]
Getting through the California divorce process is stressful, and most people will deal with the stress in different ways. In some cases, divorce will bring out an ugly side of a person and their selfish or intentionally hurtful behavior can result in long term financial consequences. As Los Angeles divorce […]
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 […]
Most people don’t typically think about a prenuptial agreement when they decide to get married. Some will consider it a bad omen to talk about how money will be divided in case of divorce before they are even legally married. However, in the event of a divorce, what happens […]
Understanding the Uncontested Divorce Process and the Benefits of Having an Attorney
When your spouse files for divorce in Los Angeles, you generally have a few options. First, you can choose not to respond to the divorce petition, which will result in legal default and an award of the relief […]
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 […]
What Factors Do Los Angeles Family Law Courts Use to Determine Alimony?
Alimony – or “spousal support” – is often a key issue in divorce proceedings. Many people’s idea of alimony is stuck in the 18th century, believing that alimony is a payment from a husband, to a wife, for […]
Can I Move to Another City with My Child?
Any change of residence for a Californian in a co-parenting situation requires notice to the other parent. But a “Move-Away” situation arises when one parent wants to relocate not just across town or two towns over, but far enough away that […]
Understanding Social Media Use and Divorce Cases in Los Angeles County
We live in a world which has been profoundly impacted by social media. Twenty years ago, social media didn’t exist; today, 81 percent of the US population uses one form of social media or another. Especially in media-savvy Los […]