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Divorce

Preparing to File for Divorce in 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 […]

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 […]

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