Using collaborative law to resolve property issues in divorce

No one enters marriage wanting a divorce. If divorce does happen, however, both spouses often hope to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution that allows them to make their lives work despite the unexpected change in plans. A collaborative divorce can help them do just that. Collaborative attorneys help divorcing couples resolve property issues using a […]

Is preparing for divorce evil or essential?

Divorce is a complicated process, both legally and emotionally, but thoughtful planning can make your transition from married to single life smoother. Even if your intent is to settle your divorce without going to court or relying on California’s laws, best laid plans sometimes go awry. So any precautionary measures taken at the outset of […]

Resolving child custody problems using collaborative law

When a family is separating due to divorce, one of the hardest realities to face is that children can only be in one place at a time. Divorce does, however, offer opportunities for a renewed commitment to the parent-child relationship. It is worth the effort to handle this well because parent-child relationships transcend divorce. For […]

Is your brain your worst enemy in divorce?

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is something you should know. Our brains can be our worst enemies when it comes to decision making. According to Jonah Lehrer, author of How we Decide and Proust was a Neuroscience, when it comes to making decisions different parts of our brains cause us to want […]

Will you keep your inheritance if you get divorced in California?

California is a community property state but this doesn’t mean, as some believe, that separate property ceases to exist or magically transforms into community property upon marriage. In fact, both Family Code Section 752 and Section 21 of the California State Constitution guarantee and protect separate property. Section 21 of our Constitution provides, “Property owned […]

Place your bets in the Divorce Trial Gamble

Divorce can be a tedious, stressful, emotionally exhausting and financially draining endeavor. A divorce trial can make it even worse. In fact, turning your case over to a Judge in an over taxed court system can make it much worse. Think throwing yourself off a cliff without knowing how far you’ll fall, what you’ll land on […]