Postnuptial Agreements

Most people have heard of a prenuptial agreement before—the pre-marriage contract that (once upon a time) used to spell out “certain doom” for the soon-to-be-wed couples who entered into them. But for more than a few people out there, the concept of a postnuptial agreement is rather new. Similar to its pre-marriage counterpart, postnuptial agreements are used to outline certain …

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Contempt of Court

The only thing more stressful than a divorce is having to go back to court, to enforce the divorce order that your judge already handed down. (As if the first time wasn’t enough, right?) Unfortunately, that’s exactly what some people have to do. Whether you like them or not, the terms of your divorce are not optional. California courts will …

Enforcing a Divorce Order

The last thing anyone wants to do after getting divorced is head back to their attorney’s office for post-divorce services—especially if those services involve enforcing a divorce order.   Unfortunately, that’s exactly what a lot of people have to do.  On the bright side, divorce orders are not optional, so this is one lawsuit you’re likely to win. These directives are …

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Domestic Violence

Divorce is never easy, but for families struggling with domestic violence, the transition can be even more complicated—especially for those who have children, need to file a restraining order, or are worried about retaliation. Each state has different laws for handling domestic violence during divorce. In some jurisdictions, these offenses can warrant the filing of a fault-based divorce, and end …

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Unmarried Parents in CA

Divorce and custody go together about as often as peanut butter and jelly. Hence, it’s easy to see why parental rights and marital rights sometimes get mixed up.  But—just like you don’t have to pair peanut butter with jelly—you also don’t have to be married to be a parent. Which is why parental rights are kept completely separate from the …

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Who Gets the House?

Your house is more than just a roof over your head… Not only does this structure act as the sacred keeper of your family’s memories, but it’s also often the most significant investment a married couple will make.  Hence, if you find yourself worried, wondering: Who gets the house? in your divorce, don’t fret. You aren’t alone. Here’s what you …

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Dating During Divorce

One question that clients sometimes ask us is, “What happens if my spouse is dating during divorce?”  It’s a fair question. Until the ink dries on your order, you’re still technically married, and in many jurisdictions, infidelity can have a significant, detrimental impact on how divorce proceedings shape up—particularly when it comes to things like property division and alimony. So, …

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Intro to Mental Health and Divorce

Those who are impacted by mental illness—whether personally, or indirectly, through a loved one—know that these unique issues don’t respect boundaries. The effects of mental illnesses (such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and addiction) stretch across every aspect of life, affecting everything from the everyday, to the atypical, including divorce. Which is why it’s so important to address how mental health …

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Parental Rights

Between tantrums and teenagers, it’s sometimes hard for parents to feel like they have control over anything their child does. However, while there’s only so much you can do to change the tides of an adolescent mood swing, in the legal sphere, your role as your child’s protector and provider actually comes with a lot of rights.  These powers are …

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Virtual Visitation

As a parent, one of the most difficult aspects of divorce is suddenly having to share time with your child. This can be particularly excruciating, if you are a non-custodial parent, who no longer gets to live under the same roof as your child.  As a non-custodial parent, daily communication used to be something you didn’t think about. Nowadays, building …