Divorce mediation is an attractive alternative to litigation and is fast becoming the preferred method for settling divorce issues. If you want to mediate your divorce, but do not know if your spouse will agree, here is a list of some of benefits of using mediation that may motivate your spouse. 1. Mediation is usually
Divorce is a process that is essentially the same for anyone going through it. In order to get divorced everyone must: File legal pleadings (documents) with the court Resolve all of the issues in four broad categories: property division, spousal support, child custody and child support Meet the state’s procedural requirements Take the real life
Ninety nine percent of the people who contact me about prenuptial agreements are men. And in the last twenty years of my practice as an attorney, I cannot recall a single woman initiating the negotiations for, and execution of a prenuptial agreement. This means that not one of the millions of marrying women in California
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Open up my head and let me out. Dave Matthews When you’re getting divorced it’s easy to be frazzled-fried by Friday night. How do I know? Because I’ve been a divorce attorney for two decades and I’m often fried on Friday nights. Having spent all week listening to my client’s divorce related problems, finding solutions, giving them
California litigants are allowed to disqualify judges from presiding over their cases both as a matter of right or peremptorily and on a showing of cause.
What a life! Jets, boats, houses, trips, anything your heart desires and not a care in the world. Marrying a trust fund beneficiary can give you a great life. It also can leave you penniless, in debt and the recipient of little or no support. “What?” Yes, in California it’s true. Even if you were
Spouses pillaging community assets, formerly disinterested parents vying for custody in an effort to reduce child support, destroying documents, filing motions filled with lies… There is no end to the number of storms you could be forced to weather in your divorce so finding techniques or processes to help you stay responsive but not reactive
The time has come to acknowledge that our present social and legal procedures for dealing with divorce are no longer adequate. – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr., 1966, explaining his support of no-fault divorce reform. California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that except in limited cases, the Judges do not want to know
Ah, the power of the Internet to make your divorce easier. I hate to date myself but when I started practicing law in the age of landlines, fax machines and libraries, it was much more difficult to prepare (use typewriter), file (go to the courthouse), research (hours in a law library) and do many of