Can and how should you do-it-yourself divorce?

by - October 4, 2014

People are representing themselves in divorce because they believe lawyers don’t offer quality services or they can’t afford lawyers’ fees. Others believe their cases are simple and can be handled with legal information available online, at the courthouse or in print. Filing a divorce and representing yourself in court without a lawyer in California is

[ Continue Reading ... ]

Deposition dos and don’ts

by - October 3, 2014

Depositions can be unnerving, but the truth is that you have significant control over the experience. You hold information your spouse wants and you can determine how and when it’s delivered. Exercise control, but keep these dos and don’ts in mind. Your nerves will thank you. DO: Insist that your lawyer meet with you and

[ Continue Reading ... ]

What are your best divorce solutions?

by - September 30, 2014

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

[ Continue Reading ... ]

How to free your mind during divorce

by - September 6, 2014

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

[ Continue Reading ... ]