Divorce and Family Law Blog

Manipulative Behavior: How to Know When Your Spouse is “Gaslighting” You

No one wants to believe their spouse could manipulate them. However, manipulative behavior can be difficult to recognize. Your spouse may use subtle strategies to gaslight you into believing that you are the one causing problems in your marriage.  What Does it Mean to “Gaslight” Someone? The term “gaslighting” derives from the play Gas Light…. read more

What is Considered Income for Child Support?

California’s child support laws hold both parents responsible for the financial support of their children. The obligation to pay for your child’s needs does not end with a divorce or separation. Parents who never marry do not avoid their responsibility to support their children financially. To ensure parents provide for their children, California adopted statewide… read more

How to Get a Summary Dissolution of Marriage in San Diego, CA

The divorce process for many people is not as complicated as it appears. Many divorces in California are simple, uncontested divorces. The parties agree to the terms of the divorce, so the process is relatively easy and quick. However, California offers an even easier, quicker, and less costly option for legally ending a marriage than… read more

Is Celebrity Divorce More Common in California?

Divorce in California is always difficult. But imagine your divorce taking place on a public stage, with hundreds of thousands of people voicing their take on the matter at every turn. While this may sound like a nightmare, it’s a reality for every Hollywood couple that decides to end their marriage. And unfortunately, that happens… read more

Who Gets What When Accidents Occur During A Divorce?

Accidents and personal injuries occur at any time, including during a divorce. If another party caused a car accident or other incident that led to an injury, the injured party might be entitled to compensation for damages. However, how are the proceeds from a personal injury lawsuit divided when accidents occur during a divorce? California… read more

The Governator Gets Divorced: Lessons from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver’s Split

Divorce is never fun. Divorce under a spotlight is even worse. But some lessons can be learned from celebrities that go through a public divorce. In this case, we’ll look at the divorce of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. What We Know In the case of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, it took over ten… read more

San Diego County Family Law Courts

Family law courtrooms are a place where emotions tend to run high. After all, issues related to family law are often difficult. When you begin legal proceedings in a family law court, knowing what to expect along the way can help you to prepare to meet unique and difficult challenges. Attending Family Law Court Most… read more

Can I Get Back Together with My Ex-Spouse After Divorce?

The decision to end a marriage is a big one. The decision to try again with a former spouse is an even bigger one. The smart way to handle such a situation is to be aware of the possible legal ramifications of overturning a divorce settlement. A second chance is possible, but legally, it might… read more

What’s Attorney-Client Privilege?

It can be difficult to disclose sensitive personal information to a stranger. Therefore, when you decide to talk to a family law attorney, you want to know that what you say will be held in confidence. You may not want your partner to learn about what you say to a lawyer. Attorney-client privilege can give… read more

What Happens if My Spouse Dies While We’re in the Middle of a Divorce?

If the unthinkable happens and your spouse dies during a divorce, the divorce proceedings will stop. You cannot divorce a deceased person under California law. Instead of being a divorcee, you are now a surviving spouse.  You may have been mentally prepared for the divorce. However, you may not have been prepared for becoming a… read more