Divorce and Family Law Blog

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

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… read more

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 next if you find yourself in this type of situation.   False… 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

What’s the Difference Between an Attorney and a Lawyer?

You’re thinking about getting a divorce. You know that the divorce process can be complicated, especially if your divorce is contested. So, you decide to reach to someone with experience and knowledge for help. You sit down and begin to type “San Diego divorce” and then stop. Should you be searching for a lawyer or… read more

What’s the Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support?

What’s the Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support? Things can be drastically different when spouses decide to get divorced. How is the spouse who earns significantly less – or nothing at all – stay on their feet and make ends meet after a divorce? In California, that’s what spousal support – or alimony – is… 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

5 Things to Remember If You’re Facing False Accusations in Court

5 Things to Remember If You’re Facing False Accusations in Court Legal proceedings involving couples can become highly contentious. This is certainly true for matters involving divorce. Spouses often have a different recollection of the facts and it’s not uncommon for harsh things to be said to one another in court. Sometimes these statements are… read more