Divorce Lawyer

What Exactly Can a Process Server Do to Serve Papers?

When one spouse decides to file for divorce or asks for a modification of a child custody order, they are required by law to inform the other party that they have started the legal process of divorce.  Often this task will be completed by a professional process server. A process server is an individual who… read more

Is My Spouse Entitled To My Inheritance After Divorce?

Thinking about getting a divorce but worried about the fate of an inheritance you’ve received? Will it be subject to division? Will your spouse be entitled to any of the money or property you were given? The key to answering this question lies in understanding of the difference between separate and marital property under California… read more

In-Person Depositions Requested in Dr. Dre Divorce Case Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

According to news reports, the drama continues in the divorce case between Dr. Dre and his wife, Nicole Young. The newest drama appears to be over whether Dr. Dre will be required to appear for in-person depositions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Dre has already failed to appear at previously scheduled depositions. Nicole filed new… read more

What is a Subpoena?

There are many legal tools that a divorce attorney can use during a family court case. Some of those tools are available through the courts, such as a subpoena. If necessary, your attorney can use a subpoena to compel a variety of actions necessary to protect a client or build a stronger case. What is… read more

Divorce Statistics and Facts

It is hard to find accurate and up-to-date statistics on divorce. Everyone has heard the saying that “1 in 2 marriages end in divorce”, but is that even true anymore? Where did that number come from? While different state and federal agencies collect data, not all of it is reported or compiled together. Collecting accurate… read more

Do I Have to Sign my Divorce Papers?

Divorce and separation are never easy. In many cases, one party does not want the divorce to happen and wishes to stay married. When they receive the divorce papers, they may think they can ignore them or not sign them and then there will be no divorce. However, in California, that is not the case… read more

7 Signs That It Might Be Time for a Divorce

A long-term marriage takes work. Not every day will be picture-perfect and your spouse will not always be flawless. If you start to see cracks in your marriage, counseling and learning to relate and communicate better can be a good option. But what happens when you have tried all that and the relationship still seems… read more

Getting a Marriage Annulled in California

Many people think that divorce is the only option if a marriage has failed. Another option that may be available to you is an annulment. This is another way to end a marriage but the requirements are pretty strict. Some questions you may be asking are: Is divorce your only option? Do you qualify for… read more

Does California Recognize Common Law Marriage?

If you and your partner never legally married and decide to separate, you may be wondering what steps you need to take to divide your property and split your assets. If there are children involved, you may also be questioning how to handle child custody and support. Finally, what do you do if you need… read more

What Should I Wear to Court?

Preparing to go to court for the first time can be more than a little stressful. The process might feel unfamiliar and you may be worried about how to act in front of the judge and/or jury. To that end, what you choose to wear to court can have an impact on the impression you… read more