Divorce

Keeping a California Divorce Out of the Family Business

Divorce is stressful enough on its own. Throw in a family business, and you might have a recipe for disaster. If you are a business owner in California and are now facing a divorce, you are probably seeking answers about how it can jeopardize your business. In a divorce where […]

Can I Make My Spouse Pay My Attorney Fees in a Divorce?

Contested divorces are usually the most expensive type of divorces. When couples argue about everything and cannot agree on alimony, child support, child custody, or who gets to keep the dog, each Los Angeles family law attorney will bill accordingly. Divorce often results in conflict, especially when deciding division of […]

Common Mistakes to Avoid in a California Divorce

Divorce is a big decision that will change the course of your life. Even if you and your spouse are on good terms about your divorce, there are mistakes you can make that could impact the rest of your life, or that could be of detriment to your children. The […]

Important Steps to Take Before Asking for a Divorce

If you are currently in a situation where you feel it’s time to ask your spouse for a divorce, it would be wise to take a moment to and evaluate your situation before officially letting your spouse know your decision. It’s crucial to make sure you are emotionally and […]

Asset Protection in a California Divorce

Nobody wants to consider the possibility going through a divorce, but it’s often a reality one might face. Knowing the law and having a plan in place to protect assets prior to marriage is crucial. This can prevent financial stress from adding to the emotional stress in the event […]

Collaborative Divorce in California

If you’re going through a divorce, it’s common to experience strongly held differences of opinion with your spouse. Even the most amicable divorce will face a skirmish or two. No matter how much you disagree on the important matters related to your divorce, however, finding a way to settle out […]

How Should I Reply to a California Divorce Petition?

In California, the divorce process starts by filing a Summons and a Petition for Dissolution,  Form FL-100, along with relevant attachments. The petition has a list of facts about the marriage and any requests to be decided by the court later.
For example, if the divorce involves children, a “Declaration […]

How Should I Tell My Spouse That I Want a Divorce?

If you find yourself in the challenging position of knowing that you want a divorce – but also knowing that your spouse likely has no clue – you may not know how to proceed. While nothing can make this heartbreaking task any easier, there are considerations that you can […]

California Family Code Section 2030 – Attorney Fee Orders

Family disputes can be expensive. Few lawyers work for free, and many divorces are complicated, requiring the use of expert witnesses, forensic accountants, and other professionals, all of whom charge fees for their work.
California lawmakers want to ensure both spouses in a divorce are afforded equal access to legal […]

What is a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in California?

The legal term “dissolution of marriage” simply refers to the ending of a marriage through legal proceedings. In other words, it’s the same as divorce, but a modern sounding term with a no-fault approach to terminating a marriage. Like most states, a divorcing couple in Los Angeles County can […]

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