Divorce and Family Law Blog

Understanding California Family Code § 2030 – Need-Based Attorney’s Fees 

Attorney’s fees can be a significant concern in family law cases. Yet, California Family Law provides mechanisms to address this issue fairly. One such mechanism is the award of attorney’s fees based on need.  Read on to explore the key aspects of need-based attorney fees under California Family Code § 2030. What Is a Need-Based… 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

Can I Reduce My Child Support Payments After Losing My Job in California?

If you lose your job, that does not eliminate your legal obligation to pay court-ordered child support payments. However, you can petition the family court to reduce child support payments after becoming unemployed in California.  You must work quickly to file the motion with the court and get the matter heard by a judge because… 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 Long Will My Family Law Case Take?

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

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