What Does It Mean When a Marriage Is Irretrievably Broken?

Marriages end for a variety of reasons, be they cases of adultery, abuse, or desertion. But sometimes, the reason is nothing more dramatic than two people simply growing apart. Situations like these are typically referred to as a “no-fault” divorce, as neither party is being blamed for the breakup.  Another term that’s commonly used when… read more

How Does In-Home Separation Work in San Diego, CA?

Couples in California can legally separate instead of petitioning the court for a divorce. California is one of several states that recognize legal separation.  A couple must live “separate and apart” to be legally separated. Unfortunately, it may be too costly for couples to live in separate homes during separation. They may need to continue… read more

What Is a Date of Separation?

When married couples and registered domestic partners in San Diego decide to get a divorce, they come across an important question: “When did you officially separate?” This might seem like a simple question, but it holds a lot of legal weight and can greatly affect each person’s financial situation.  This blog post will dive into… read more

How To Deal With a Contested Divorce in California

Divorce proceedings are typically not as dramatic as depicted in social media, television, and entertainment news. Most couples negotiate a divorce settlement out of court. The process might be stressful at times, but the divorce is generally amicable. However, some divorces are destined to go to court because the spouses cannot agree to terms. In… read more

How To Accept That Your Marriage Is Over

When you first got married, you expected that your relationship with your spouse would last until “death did you part,” so to speak. But since that wonderful day, things have changed. Your marriage just doesn’t feel the same, and something feels “off” about your relationship. Your gut instinct is telling you that the marriage is… read more

7 Stages of Grief For Divorced Men

Grief is the series of emotions that comes with loss. When a person experiences a loss of some kind, it is typically accompanied by grief. While many associate grief with the death of a loved one, it is also commonly felt during the divorce process. This is because divorce represents an end and a loss…. read more

How Can Reunification Therapy Help a Child After Their Parents’ Divorce?

Recent marriage and divorce statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal that in 2021, there were 1,985,072 marriages and approximately 689,308 reported divorces. Based on these numbers, which represent data from only 45 states and the District of Columbia, roughly one-third of marriages end in divorce. Divorces Can Be Difficult for Parents… read more

Could My Divorce Take Years to Resolve?

When you file for divorce, your life can seem as if it is on hold. Until the court enters its final divorce order, you are prohibited from remarrying another person, and the division of your property is left unresolved. It may only take as few as six months to get a divorce in California, but… read more

9 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

The decision to divorce your partner should not be made lightly. Similarly, you should avoid rushing the decision of which divorce lawyer to select for representation. Choosing an unqualified attorney or one you do not work well with can make an already difficult process even more emotionally challenging. What You Need to Know Before Hiring… read more

How To Hire a San Diego Divorce Lawyer

A divorce is a stressful situation regardless of whether the parties are amicable. Working with an experienced San Diego divorce lawyer can help reduce stress while helping you obtain your divorce as efficiently and quickly as possible. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can begin rebuilding and moving forward.  The first step is… read more