Divorce and Family Law Blog

What’s the Difference Between Divorce, Dissolution, and Legal Separation?

California family law provides several avenues for couples to end their relationship. They may choose a traditional divorce proceeding. Couples may also choose to file for summary dissolution or legal separation. The main difference between the three avenues is that a summary dissolution and a divorce end a marriage. However, a legal separation does not… read more

6 Factors That Affect Child Custody Decisions in California

If you are going through a custody battle, it helps to know what the judge might consider when deciding what type of custody to award. The court considers many factors, such as the age and health of the child and their parents. A judge might also consider the emotional ties between the child and each… read more

What Are Family Law Interrogatories?

Family law matters that go to trial follow a similar process as other lawsuits. Most cases begin when a party files a petition or complaint in court and serves it on the opposing party. The opposing party files an answer or another response to the allegations. Because of the nature of family law matters, there… read more

How Does a Family Court Determine if a Parent is Unfit?

Has your child’s other parent alleged that you were unfit to have custody of your child? If so, you need to understand how you can fight against these allegations. The information in this blog can help you understand how a family court determines if a parent is unfit in California. What Does it Mean to… read more

Do Step-Parents Have Visitation Rights in California?

Blended families are extremely common in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over 3.85 million children live in blended homes across the country.  It is estimated that one out of every three Americans is either a stepchild, stepparent, or in some other form of a blended family. More than half of individuals… read more

Divorcing A Narcissist: Tips, Tools, And What To Expect

If you are married to a narcissist, the thought of going through a divorce proceeding may be worse than the thought of staying in the marriage. However, divorcing a narcissist is possible with the help of a talented divorce attorney. It also helps to know what to expect and learn some tips and tools to… read more

Everything You Need to Know About Filing Bankruptcy After Divorce

Wedding vows usually include a promise that the couple will remain together until death. This is a very romantic sentiment. But it is not realistic for most marital relationships. Romantic relationships — and marriages specifically — can end for a variety of reasons. More than 800,000 people go through the divorce process in the United… read more

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian Divorce – What to Learn from It

We often hear news stories about celebrity divorces. These stories are usually released strategically by the celebrities’ representatives. This allows the involved parties to try and frame the story to their advantage.  In February 2021, Kim Kardashian West announced her divorce from Kanye West. The two were married for nearly seven years. Throughout their relationship,… read more

What You Need to Know About Retroactive Child Support in California

Even though parents may not be married or live in the same household as their children, they are expected to support their children financially. California child support laws state that both parents have a duty to support their children. The support is subject to child support laws and child support guidelines.  In many cases, child… read more

How to Get a Narcissist to Reveal Themselves

Being married to a narcissist can be a challenging experience. Divorcing a narcissist is worse. Learning how to expose a narcissist may be the only way to win a custody battle with a narcissist.  Working with an experienced family law attorney might help. A divorce lawyer deals with all types of personalities, including the narcissistic… read more