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Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer and How to Avoid it in the Future

There are over 1.3 million attorneys working in the United States. While most are successful legal professionals, some are just plain bad. They may be ineffective, unethical, or simply ignore your legal needs. Regardless, you should avoid hiring a bad lawyer at all costs. If you have been accused of a crime, need to draft… read more

How to File a Restraining Order in California

How to File a Restraining Order in California Domestic abuse and assaults are extremely dangerous for the victim. In many cases, the victim cannot stop the abuser without court assistance. A restraining order or protective order is issued by the court to protect a person from being abused, harassed, stalked, or threatened. The person committing… read more

Four Things to Remember If You’re Being Falsely Accused in Court

Four Things to Remember If You’re Being Falsely Accused in Court It is a serious matter when someone makes a false accusation in court. People make false accusations for a number of reasons, especially those dealing with family law matters like contentious divorces or child custody battles. It is important to know what to do… read more

Modifying Custody and Visitation Orders

Modifying Custody and Visitation Orders Modifying Custody and Visitation Orders If you and your former spouse had children together, an important part of your divorce proceeding likely involved determining custody and visitation arrangements that would be in each child’s best interest. Of course, things change over time, so what made sense at the time of your divorce… read more

Three Common Questions About the New Alimony Tax Law

Three Common Questions About the New Alimony Tax Law In December 2017, President Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  All taxpayers will have changes to their 2018 Federal taxes, but if you are divorced, or getting divorced, you probably have some questions about the key changes on alimony. Alimony, or spousal… read more

Puja A. Sachdev, Attorney of the Month

Puja A. Sachdev, Attorney of the Month Puja Sachdev, one of the top divorce lawyers in San Diego, CA, was featured as the Attorney of the Month by San Diego Attorney Journal.  Read the article “Altruism Drives Family Law Attorney’s Success”.  The article highlights the divorce lawyer’s philosophy in managing her team, working with clients and… read more

Considering Divorce? Ask the hard questions.

Considering Divorce? Ask the hard questions. When a marriage breaks down, emotions and stress can run high. Of course, every marriage has its ups and downs, so knowing whether what you are feeling and experiencing is just a bump in the road or a sign that it’s time to throw in the towel can be… read more

Getting Back on Solid Financial Ground After a Divorce

Getting Back on Solid Financial Ground After a Divorce It’s no secret that a divorce can wreak havoc on your finances. That’s true whether the divorce was contentious or amicable. Even if you had a prenuptial agreement, you are still separating households, dividing assets and liabilities, and incurring the necessary expenses that come with the… read more

Dealing With the Holidays When Your Divorce is in Transition

Dealing With the Holidays When Your Divorce is in Transition Divorce can be difficult any time of year, but facing the holidays when you are contemplating or have initiated divorce proceedings can be especially challenging. You and your spouse may have established cherished traditions together over the years and you may be worried about how… read more

What is a Legal Separation in California?

What is a Legal Separation in California? There is a misperception held by many people that obtaining a legal separation in California is significantly easier than obtaining a divorce because it is less final than a divorce. In reality, there are more similarities than differences between the two types of proceedings. The similarities In many respects,… read more