Divorce and Family Law Blog

How Can a Father Get Full Custody of Their Child?

Working through a divorce can be a very stressful and even frightening experience. This can be especially true for fathers as they worry if they will get to be in their children’s lives after the divorce is finalized. The good news is that, though historically mothers were far more likely to get sole custody of… 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

How to Request a Psychological Evaluation in Your Child Custody Case

A child custody case can be emotionally challenging. Both parents may believe they have the best interest of their child at heart. In some divorce cases, a parent may use custody as a bargaining or punishment tactic. Whatever the reason might be for a custody dispute, the court has one goal. The court seeks to… read more

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 the offense is the restrained person. The victim… read more

Why do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Share 50/50 Custody?

When parents are together, it is assumed that each parent will take an active role in the upbringing of the child. However, when parents divorce or separate, the child cannot have both parents available in the home every day. Courts in California encourage parents to develop parenting plans that ensure parents continue to play an… read more

What Is Palimony?

Some states recognize common law marriage. However, California does not recognize common law marriage. You are not legally married in California unless you obtain a marriage license and hold a civil or religious ceremony. However, if you and your partner have resided together for an extended period, you may be entitled to palimony. Palimony 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

Can You Kidnap Your Own Child?

When you and your spouse are separating or divorcing, one of the most contentious issues you may face is what to do about child custody. Things may get even more combative if one parent is awarded sole custody of a child. If this happens, it is possible that the other parent may take the child… read more