How to file for divorce in California and should you?

Ordinarily, the hands-on process of filing for divorce in California is simple. It’s accomplished by preparing and filing a Petition and Summons and if you have children, a Declaration Under Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA). And all of the court forms are on the California court’s website for everyone’s use. Where it […]

Deposition dos and don’ts

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 […]

Is collaborative divorce an option to consider?

Divorce throws life’s foundations into turmoil. Suddenly, high stakes issues exist in almost every arena: financial, legal and emotional. This creates a “perfect storm” that can cause the couple’s conflict to rage out of control. In this tempest, it becomes difficult to make the good decisions that are the heart of a carefully crafted settlement. […]

Ask your spouse to use divorce mediation

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 are some of benefits of using mediation that may motivate your spouse to choose mediation as your dispute resolution […]

Find the best solutions to divorce problems

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 […]