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The Truth Behind Common California Divorce Myths

What Divorcing Couples Need To Know About California Spousal Support

A divorce can be a difficult, emotional process for the entire family, especially if young children are involved. If you’re a resident of Monterey or the Central Coast who is planning to file for divorce, it's important to make sure you know the truth about divorces. Even though an average of 876,000 divorces are filed each year, many people still believe common divorce myths...


The Truth Behind Common California Divorce Myths

The Truth Behind Common California Divorce Myths

A divorce can be a difficult, emotional process for the entire family, especially if young children are involved. If you’re a resident of Monterey or the Central Coast who is planning to file for divorce, it's important to make sure you know the truth about divorces. Even though an average of 876,000 divorces are filed each year, many people still believe common divorce myths...


Worst Mistakes To Make When Hiring A Divorce Lawyer

When it comes to getting divorced, one of the most important decisions you can make is choosing whom you will hire to represent you in court. Hiring the right divorce lawyer can make the entire divorce process go a lot smoother. You will also be ensuring that you are getting the best advice possible when it comes to making informed legal decisions. However, if you hire the wrong divorce lawyer you could end up dealing with a problem many divorce clients dread: having trouble communicating and compromising with your ex-spouse and with your lawyer. While divorces are a common legal issue, they can be a difficult process to navigate through...


Common Mistakes To Avoid In A High Asset Divorce

Acquiring a divorce is often a complicated and emotional legal issue. The divorce process can become even more difficult to navigate when the couple divorcing has a high net worth. A high asset divorce not only causes a lot of friction between parties, it can also create a stressful tax situation. If someone seeking a divorce is not properly informed, they can end up making some costly mistakes...


5 Important Custody Questions To Ask Your Family Law Attorney

One of main concern of divorcing parents is who will get custody of the children and if visitation rights will be allowed. Making sure your children have a chance to succeed at life is vital. As a result, courts may award custody to one parent or both parents based on the best interest of the children. If you are filing for divorce, know that the legal process can be tiresome. If children are involved, it is important that you hire a family law attorney who can argue on your behalf...


How To Find The Right Divorce Lawyer in Monterey

A divorce is one of the most difficult and exasperating legal issues people face, especially due to the emotions and stress involved. If you are going through a divorce, you are not alone. Over 800,000 American marriages end in divorce every year. While divorces are common, many people find themselves confused and even overwhelmed by the legal process. No one wants to waste their time and money going through a rotation of divorce lawyers. However, finding the right divorce lawyer as soon as possible can make the entire divorce process much easier...


High Asset Divorce in California: What You Need to Know

Essential Tips for High Asset Divorce Individuals It is devastating to divide assets after many years of hard work as a couple. As stock markets recover and investment accounts become profitable again, some high-income couples are sharing these hard earned assets. After accumulating wealth in marriage, there are several things you should be aware of when preparing for a divorce. High asset divorces are usually complicated since both parties want to walk away with the largest portion of the…


California Child Custody Laws and Contested Custody Litigation

Child custody issues represent some of the most challenging elements of California divorce cases. Indeed, a significant percentage of post-divorce issues involve child custody and parenting time or visitation matters. If you have children and are contemplating a divorce, or if you have been through a divorce and now face child custody issues, you need to understand your essential rights and interests. Custody Defined in California There are two basic types of custody that come into play in a divorce…


Overview of How Property Rights Are Determined In Divorce

In California, property is shared communally by spouses or domestic partners. In divorce proceedings California law requires that all community assets be divided equally if they are community property. Many marital assets are considered joint property, but not all assets are considered shared assets. Who owns how much of an asset can be difficult to determine. Some assets are not divisible at all. This summary hints at some of the complex financial issues that a divorce may raise.    Community…


Can Your Child Testify in Court?

In family law cases, parents often ask me to allow their child to testify to tell the judge what “really happened.” Parents often think their children have “discoverable” information. Sometimes, the children have witnessed fights, arguments, or other “bad” conduct. Often, a parent has disparaged the other parent to the child when there has been a specific court order that neither child shall disparage or allow others to disparage the other parent to the child,…