How Long Will My Family Law Case Take?
Puja Sachdev | July 24, 2023 | Family Law
A divorce, child custody proceeding, or other family law case can disrupt your daily life and cause emotional hardship for you and your loved ones. You may wonder how long it takes to resolve such matters so that you can return to your normal routine and begin the process of healing and moving forward. How… read more
What Is a Minute Order in San Diego and Is It Supposed To Be Signed By a Judge?
Puja Sachdev | May 10, 2023 | Family Law
In San Diego, state law governs all civil law, including family law. In civil court, a party to a dispute might file a motion of some sort or another. A motion is a request for the court to do something (a motion to dismiss, for example, is a request that the court dismiss the case). … read more
5 Mistakes To Avoid During Your Separation
Puja Sachdev | March 1, 2023 | Family Law
A couple considering divorce might opt for a legal separation instead of ending their marriage. During a legal separation, the parties resolve the issues they would resolve during a divorce action. However, they officially “pause” their marriage instead of legally ending the relationship. Why Do Couples Choose To Legally Separate Instead of Divorcing? It would… read more
Limitations on Spousal Privilege in California
Puja Sachdev | August 15, 2022 | Family Law
Spousal privilege is a legal rule that says that a married couple can keep certain information from being revealed in court. This privilege is based on the idea that marriage is a private relationship and that spouses should be able to communicate freely without fear of their words being used against them. The privilege is… read more
Who Is The Affiant When Signing an Affidavit in California?
Puja Sachdev | August 8, 2022 | Family Law
In an affidavit, the affiant is the person swearing that the statements contained in the affidavit are true. Typically, the only other person who signs an affidavit is a notary public. California affidavits are governed by the California Code of Civil Procedure. An affiant must be very careful to ensure that all of the statements… read more
What Happens During an Emergency Child Custody Hearing in San Diego, California?
Puja Sachdev | July 30, 2022 | Family Law
Child custody is one of the most contentious issues that couples fight about in San Diego family courts. California encourages parents to work together to develop a parenting plan and custody arrangement that is best for the entire family. Unfortunately, the court must intervene in some cases to decide on custody matters. Typically, child custody… read more
Gaslighting: How to Recognize Your Spouse’s Manipulative Behavior
Puja Sachdev | April 12, 2022 | Family Law
The term “gaslighting” comes from a movie released in 1944. In Gaslight, a husband tries to convince his wife that she is crazy. He intends to have her committed to a mental institution, giving him control over her inheritance. The husband uses several techniques that cause his wife to question her grip on reality. Unfortunately,… read more
San Diego County Family Law Courts
Puja Sachdev | January 5, 2022 | Family Law
Family law courtrooms are a place where emotions tend to run high. After all, issues related to family law are often difficult. When you begin legal proceedings in a family law court, knowing what to expect along the way can help you to prepare to meet unique and difficult challenges. Attending Family Law Court Most… read more
What’s Attorney-Client Privilege?
Puja Sachdev | December 10, 2021 | Family Law
It can be difficult to disclose sensitive personal information to a stranger. Therefore, when you decide to talk to a family law attorney, you want to know that what you say will be held in confidence. You may not want your partner to learn about what you say to a lawyer. Attorney-client privilege can give… read more
How to File for Legal Separation in California
Puja Sachdev | November 4, 2021 | Family Law
In the state of California, there are three ways to end a marriage: divorce, annulment, or legal separation. All of these methods require spouses to fill out and file several forms. Legal separation is the only option that does not fully and permanently dissolve the marriage. Though many of the same things happen in a… read more