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Key Steps to Take when Divorce is on the Horizon

It’s a word that sends most people into emotional distress: divorce. If you believe that a divorce is your best option, it’s very important to take a few preliminary steps while you are preparing for the end of your marriage. If you have decided to take this life-altering step […]

Will I Get Deported Because of My Divorce From a U.S. Citizen?

As if divorce weren’t a sufficiently difficult and complicated time in your life, for many people, that difficulty is exacerbated by the impact of divorce upon their immigration status. For non-citizens who are legally in the United States but are divorcing their U.S.-citizen spouse, that divorce can raise many questions […]

What Happens to Pension Plans in a Divorce?

Getting a divorce is a stressful event. However, while you’re going through the difficulty of a divorce process, you still need to make wise financial decisions regarding property division that you and your spouse have accumulated during marriage. Typically, retirement savings are one most valuable assets you possess. Therefore, […]

How to Protect Yourself While Your Divorce is Pending

Whether your decision to divorce is a sudden or a long-expected event, there are specific steps you need to take from the beginning of the divorce process to protect yourself, your children, and your finances. Clearly, this is not to suggest you need to empty your bank accounts and remove […]

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 […]