Divorce and Family Law Blog
How to File a Restraining Order in California
PUJA SACHDEV | July 15, 2020 | Blog
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… read more
Why do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Share 50/50 Custody?
PUJA SACHDEV | May 16, 2020 | Child 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?
PUJA SACHDEV | April 7, 2020 | Spousal Support
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… read more
Divorce Statistics and Facts
PUJA SACHDEV | March 19, 2020 | Divorce Lawyer
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… read more
Can You Kidnap Your Own Child?
PUJA SACHDEV | March 6, 2020 | Child Custody
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… read more
Do I Have to Sign my Divorce Papers?
PUJA SACHDEV | March 6, 2020 | Divorce Lawyer
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…. read more
7 Signs That It Might Be Time for a Divorce
PUJA SACHDEV | January 16, 2020 | Divorce Lawyer
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… read more
Getting a Marriage Annulled in California
PUJA SACHDEV | January 3, 2020 | Divorce Lawyer
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
PUJA SACHDEV | December 31, 2019 | Blog
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… read more
Does California Recognize Common Law Marriage?
PUJA SACHDEV | December 6, 2019 | Divorce Lawyer
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… read more