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What Should I Do If My Spouse Is Delaying Our Divorce?

Divorces can go smoothly if both spouses are driven to make that happen and willing to work with each other to get the process over with as soon as possible. However, many times that’s not the ...
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Should I Get a Divorce If I'm Not Attracted to My Spouse Anymore?

There are certain issues that every married couple faces. Fortunately, in many cases, couples can work through their problems and grow stronger as a result. However, that’s not always the case. ...
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What Happens If My Spouse Doesn't Want a Divorce?

Often, one spouse knows before the other that the marriage is over. Maybe it’s only over for them and their spouse thinks the marriage is fine. Or maybe they both know their marriage has issues, ...
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How Do I End a Domestic Partnership in California?

When people choose to commit to each other, that can come in several forms. Some people go the traditional route and choose to get married. Others prefer to date one another indefinitely and never get ...
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Can You Get Divorced Without Going to Court?

Yes. In California, getting divorced without going to court is called getting an uncontested divorce. If you and your spouse agree on the terms of your split, you can put everything in writing and ask ...
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What Are the Warning Signs of Domestic Violence?

Healthy relationships are about love and respect, but abusive relationships are about power and control. As such, tactics used to gain power and control are the warning signs of domestic violence. ...
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How To Announce Your Divorce

Divorce is hard enough, but telling your friends and family that you're getting a divorce can increase the pain. Below are some tips for breaking the news to your loved ones. An Important Note ...
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Does Divorce Affect Your Job?

Divorce is a complicated emotional process that can change how you go about life. It may feel like your divorce is taking over every part of your life, but what about work? Keep reading to find out ...
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How to Stop Debt Collector Harassment

What Is Considered Harassment by a Creditor? Debt collectors are not allowed to harass anyone. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act —codified as 15 U.S.C. § 1692 ...
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Why Withholding Support or Visitation Is a Bad Idea

Why You Must Pay Child Support Regardless of Visitation Rights or Restrictions In matters of child custody, the court can decide on the custodial agreement, visitation, and child support when parents ...
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Why Paternity Is Important for Fathers

Men often assume that when their child is born, they are automatically given parental rights. This is not so, and the process is more complicated. Even in the simplest of situations – a husband ...
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Considering Distance in Your Parenting Plan

In many states, long-distance coparenting is outlined in the law. States officially designate certain miles apart. For instance, some states consider 50 miles apart long-distance, and others go as ...
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What's the Difference Between Chapter 7 & 13 Bankruptcy in CA?

Filing for bankruptcy could help you get a fresh financial start and a new lease on life. Most commonly, individuals either find themselves filing for chapter 7 or 13 bankruptcy. Understanding the ...
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How to Adopt Your Stepchild in California

Stepparents often build formative relationships with their stepchildren. In many cases, this results in a stepparent wanting to officially adopt their child so they can gain legal parental rights for ...
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How Soon After Divorce Can I Start Dating?

Sometimes, divorces are a long time coming. In situations where the parties knew their marriage would dissolve eventually and were just waiting for the right moment to legalize their divorce, one or ...
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Using Social Media During Divorce - Dos & Dont's

It's no secret - today, social media plays an important role in our day-to-day lives. As a result, social media-based evidence is becoming more and more common in divorce cases. Understanding how ...
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How Much Alimony Will I Pay in California?

If you're concerned about how much alimony you could wind up on the hook for during your divorce or spousal support dispute, you're not alone. Today, we're covering how alimony payments ...
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What Happens to My Trust During Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy can enable individuals to get a fresh financial start. If you find yourself buried by debt or struggling to make payments, filing for bankruptcy could enable you to regain economic ...
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Different Ways to Divorce, What's Right for You?

Just like marriages, every divorce is unique. What works for one couple may not work for another, so it's essential to understand your options as you head into your divorce. Today, we're ...
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What Are the Different Kinds of Adoption?

So, you've decided you want to adopt - congratulations! Welcoming a new family member into your life is an exciting endeavor. There are multiple types of adoption, and choosing the right one for ...
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How to Report Domestic & Child Abuse in CA

If you believe you or a loved one are involved in an abusive relationship, understanding how to report that abuse can help the survivor/victim gain the protection they deserve. Today's blog covers ...
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Has COVID-19 Increased the Rate of Domestic Violence?

COVID-19 has impacted the U.S. and the world at large in a multitude of ways over the last year. Unfortunately, it appears that the pandemic may also be inciting a rise in domestic violence. Today, ...
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What Factors Do Courts Consider During Custody Cases?

For many parents, a child custody case will be the most important legal dispute they'll ever engage in. With the time you spend with your child on the line and the potential for your case to ...
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Is Adopting Internationally or in America Easier?

When many prospective parents consider adoption, one of the first decisions they make is whether to adopt locally via an organization such as the foster care system or to pursue international ...
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What Is a Divorce By Default?

Whether you're considering filing for divorce or just received a divorce petition from your spouse, you may have heard the term "divorce by default" somewhere before. Today, we're ...
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