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Divorce

Common Signs It Might Be Time to Get a Divorce

Making a decision on whether your marriage is over or if it’s still worth fighting for is rarely an easy choice, especially when children are involved.  You may have made a recent substantial effort to salvage your marriage, but it’s still not working out. So, how do you know […]

How Can I Protect My Children During a Divorce?

Getting a divorce is rarely easy and often worse when there are children involved. Your family is facing major life-altering changes and you suddenly will have a different type of relationship with your children. After spending time with your kids every day, you are now facing possibility of becoming […]

Do I Have to Appear in Court for My Divorce?

Since California is a no-fault divorce state, unless you need the family court judge to resolve issues you were unable to reach an agreement with your spouse, you won’t need to appear in court. In other words, it’s not legally required you appear in a family law court for […]

Preparing to File for Divorce Checklist

Filing for divorce is a major decision that can have ramifications for your emotional, financial, and social well-being. If you have decided to file for divorce, preparing in advance will make the difficult process much easier. Every California divorce is unique, but there are many general steps most spouses […]

Can Text Messages Be Used in Divorce Court?

These days, most people use text messages as one of their primary modes of communication. While this makes communication easy in a lot of ways, it can also provide evidence in courts of all kinds. Increasingly, Los Angeles family law attorneys see that people want to use text messages […]

Divorcing an Alcoholic or Drug Addict

Even though California is a no-fault divorce state, it’s doesn’t mean there are not any extenuating circumstances in a marriage that can’t be considered by the family law court. For example, addiction to drugs or alcohol are certainly factors that could affect child custody, visitation rights, spousal support (alimony), […]

What if My Spouse Won’t Sign Divorce Papers?

When couples get divorced in movies and television shows, there’s often a moment in which one party finally signs a set of divorce papers, thus signaling the end of the relationship. While this can make for great storytelling, it’s not how real-life divorces work. Getting a divorce is often a […]

What is a Final Divorce Decree in California?

When you file for divorce, your ultimate goal is to receive your final decree of divorce. This document officially dissolves your marriage and spells out the terms of the divorce. Like a marriage license proves you were married, a divorce decree establishes that you are legally divorced. In the context […]

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 […]

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