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Divorce Rate is on the Decline in the United States

It is frequently said that approximately half of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. The truth is more complex. Essentially, there is no official consensus on how common divorce is in our country. Different statistical analyses yield different results. Additionally, although it is commonly believed that divorce has become increasingly common in Read the full blog…


More Young Americans Getting Prenups

Entering into a prenuptial (or pre-marital) agreement before getting married is a wise decision virtually all couples should consider. If a marriage does end in divorce, a prenuptial agreement can simplify the divorce process and ensure that certain assets and property are not divided up between the two spouses. However, there’s reason to believe that Read the full blog…


Documenting Domestic Violence: 3 Essential Tips

Being the victim of domestic violence is an experience no one should have to endure. Unfortunately, domestic violence is relatively common. It’s also important for victims to understand that physical abuse is not the only form domestic violence can take. Other forms of domestic violence include (but are not limited to) the following: Harassment Stalking Read the full blog…


Why Premarital Agreements Aren’t Merely for Couples With Sizable Assets

Entering into a premarital agreement is a wise decision for many reasons. A premarital agreement can help couples avoid future conflict by allowing them to agree upon certain critical issues before they are officially married. However, some mistakenly assume that premarital agreements are only for those with high net worths or substantial assets. That’s not Read the full blog…



Three Essential Benefits of Child Custody Mediation

When two parents get a divorce in California, if they are not able to agree on who should have custody of their children, they must first go through the process of mediation. If the matter cannot be resolved through mediation, only then can both parents present their cases to a judge. It’s important to take Read the full blog…


Filing a Divorce When You and Your Spouse Live in Different States

When matters in divorce fall under the jurisdiction of various states, the situation becomes much more complicated. Even if one spouse is currently residing in California, if the other spouse has been residing in another state for six months or more, complex issues like property distribution, custody, and support may arise. In these circumstances, each Read the full blog…


What Happens When a Parent Moves Away and You Have Joint Custody?

Custody cases can be stressful for both the parents and the children. They can become even more strenuous when one parent decides to move. This issue has become more prevalent in our society, especially in California courts. These cases are governed by various statutes and laws that are continually changing. Typically, anything greater than 50 Read the full blog…


What are Your Custody and Visitation Rights After Divorce?

In California, any parent can have sole custody, or the parents can share custody. A court is likely to approve the parenting plan that both parents agree to; however, the court makes the final decision on custody and visitation. If the parents are unable to reach an agreement, a judge will make a decision during Read the full blog…


What To Do When Your Former Spouse Refuses to Pay Child Support

In the aftermath of a divorce, building a new life can seem overwhelming. Former spouses can still be angry, especially if the divorce proceedings did not go as they hopped. When there are custody disputes, sometimes the non-custodial parent may show anger by delaying or refusing to pay child support. If you are the custodial Read the full blog…


How Is Property Divided In A California Divorce?

When a marriage or domestic partnership ends in California, the splitting couple will have to divide up the property (and debt) they have. Each person may have had the property that they owned before and brought into the union. They may also have acquired property jointly or each by themselves during the marriage or partnership. Read the full blog…


Cohabitating As An Unmarried Couple

Cohabitation is when two people decide to live together but are not legally married. Generally, cohabitation is an agreement between partners to reside together without any legal responsibility or obligation towards one another. Some partners choose to have a cohabitation agreement, which is a contract outlining the property and financial rights between the couples. Though, Read the full blog…

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