Going through a divorce is an extremely difficult and emotional process. One of the biggest things I see when my clients come in for the first time is a concern about what the future holds for them. They are worried about what life will be like after the divorce, how they will cope financially, and how their relationships with their children will be affected. These legitimate … [Read more...] about Collaborative Divorce or Mediation Can Help Calm Anxieties and Worries
There are many issues that need to be resolved in a divorce such as child Custody and Support and division of the family’s assets. Division of the family debts is sometimes overlooked as an issue that needs to be resolved. Credit cards are one such debt that can be a source of contention during a divorce. Credit cards can be used for a variety of reasons, including household expenses, … [Read more...] about Divorce: What About Credit Cards in Divorce?
When people think of the cost of divorce, they generally only think of how much money it is going to cost — how much they are going to have to spend out of pocket. They also think about how much money they may lose in the division of assets. The focus is on finances. But there are hidden costs to divorce that every divorcing couple should consider. The Emotional Toll People often don’t think … [Read more...] about The Hidden Costs of Divorce
When people consider separation, sometimes high-profile divorces come to mind. A tabloid divorce conjures up visions of anger, money, and the ultimate goal of coming out on top. A Traditional litigated divorce is when each party has their own lawyer. They generally don’t work together for settlement, but each spouse fights the other over division of assets, child custody, and child and … [Read more...] about How Do You To Have a Non-Adversarial Divorce?
The short answer to the question of “Can I or should I force my spouse out of the house” is a resounding “No!” In California, there can be consequences if your spouse is forced to leave their home without adequate financial support. Why You Should Not Force Your Spouse Out of the House There are quite a few reasons why you should not pressure your spouse out of the house. Here are some … [Read more...] about Can You or Should You Force Your Spouse Out of the House?
Children of all ages are stressed when their parents get a divorce. It is even more stressful for minor children who feel their own future is uncertain. They don’t know the impact the divorce will have on their own lives. Parents often make mistakes, generally unwittingly, that can make the process more difficult. 6 Mistakes Parents Make During Divorce Some of the most … [Read more...] about Avoid These Parenting Mistakes During a Divorce
A divorce generally begins in California when one party files a divorce petition in the court. There is a filing fee, but if one cannot afford it, one can apply for a waiver. California is a no-fault state, which means one does not have to prove your spouse did anything wrong. You can get a divorce even if your spouse does not want one. There are some steps you must take and … [Read more...] about What Are the Requirements For A Divorce in California?
Summertime brings about new challenges for divorced parents. When school is no longer in session, the needs of children change. Considerate parents who are flexible and accommodate each other’s needs, can have a better fun filled summer with their children. Allowing one parent an extra week to plan a vacation with their kids is beneficial to all. By putting their interest … [Read more...] about Summertime Plans and Co-Parenting
No matter how polite and civil a couple is to each other during a separation, the divorce proceedings can still have a negative impact on the children. If there is domestic violence involved, and the children have witnessed it, or even witnessed their parents arguing with each other, children naturally become anxious and are concerned about their own welfare. Questions Children Have When … [Read more...] about How Does Divorce Conflict Impact Children?
Now that you have told your spouse you want a divorce, there are some things you should and should not do. There are laws you must follow to avoid getting into troubling situations down the line as the divorce progresses. There are also some positive steps you should be aware of and to follow these steps accordingly. What to Do After You Have Told Your Spouse You Want a … [Read more...] about I Told My Spouse I Want a Divorce – Now What?
Maintaining privacy during a divorce is critical for the well-being of everyone involved, but the intensity of emotions sometimes makes that difficult. The process goes smoother when both parties respect each other’s privacy. Here are a few tips on maintaining privacy in a divorce. Maintain Privacy for Your Spouse Both spouses should refrain from speaking negatively and breaching … [Read more...] about Privacy and Confidentiality in a Divorce