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

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How to weather storms in divorce

by - July 21, 2014

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

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Is divorce just about the money?

by - July 9, 2014

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

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Who can you trust during divorce?

by - May 12, 2014

Your spouse may have betrayed you. Your spouse’s lawyer may be a really untrustworthy a**. And your brain may even be a traitor. So who can you possibly trust during your divorce? You. Only you know who you are, what you like and what you can’t live with or without. Even if you are working with

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

by - April 27, 2014

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

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