Category Archives: Divorce Law

5 Tips For Co-Parenting During the Summer Months

Summer is every child’s favorite time of the year–they get a break from going to school, waking up early, doing homework, and studying. But for parents, especially divorced parents, summer can prove to be the most challenging time of the year. During the school year, the kids are at school for a good portion of the day, so parenting plans are usually well-regimented and have agreed transition days for kids to move from the care of one parent to the other. But during the summer, everything changes, so it is important to plan ahead to keep the stress at a minimum. 1. Coordinate Your Schedules While you have likely already scheduled vacation time and trips with your children, you should also work together with your ex-spouse to determine your and your children’s day-to-day schedules. This will help avoid disputes over who gets to spend time with the child and when. Summer months offer more than enough time for everyone to plan their vacations–it is just a matter of….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Tips for Winning a Child Custody Battle

Divorces are stressful, especially when children are involved. If you are a parent going through a divorce, you may desire custody of your child and have a spouse that you believe is unfit for child care. Fortunately, there are certain tips that can help you win a child custody battle and protect the best interests of your child. These tips include: 1. Remain Calm Although it is easier said than done, remaining calm in court is crucial. A judge is more likely to award child custody to a parent who is collected and open to communicating about their child’s upbringing. By remaining calm and communicating effectively with your spouse, you can improve your chances of winning. 2. Bring Documentation If you believe your spouse is unsuited to care for your child, you need evidence to prove your claim. Bring as much documentation as you can to serve as evidence. You can keep a log of every time your spouse forgets to pick your child up or yells at them. Be sure to also jot….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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How Long Will My California Divorce Take?

Once you have made the decision to get a divorce, you probably want the divorce process to be over as soon as possible. Many people are ready to begin the next chapter of their life and leave their marriage behind. A seasoned family law attorney can help move your case along as fast as is legally allowed. There are many decisions that you will be required to make along the way that could lengthen the amount of time it will take to get your divorce finalized. The Waiting Period In California, there is a six month waiting period from when you file your divorce petition and when your spouse is served with the divorce petition until when a court can issue a divorce decree. Thus, no divorce can be granted sooner than six months. You will be able to file all your paperwork in advance with the court, but it will not be final until the waiting period has passed. These waiting periods are in place in part to allow for time for reconciliation between the parties. It is essentially a….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Frozen Assets During Divorce: What You Need to Know

Today, you tried to use your debit card for a normal purchase, but your payment was declined. You called the bank and found out your accounts are frozen. Is this scenario an effect of dissolving your marriage? Chances are, it is. Frozen assets during divorce are not uncommon. Why Courts Freeze Bank Accounts During Divorce The court has the power to freeze your bank accounts and other marital assets when you’re in the middle of a divorce. We’re not just talking about the house, cars, and furniture. Marital assets can include insurance policies, bank accounts, inheritances, and more. It might be inconvenient, but this action helps the court ensure your assets do not change and are appropriately divided. How the Court Freezes Assets When a couple files for divorce, the court may immediately issue an Automatic Temporary Restraining Order (ATRO). Although “restraining order” is in its name, an ATRO during divorce has nothing to do with abuse. Instead, it does….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Staying in a Bad Marriage Can Be Physically Unhealthy

There is a general consensus that people who are married live happier and healthier lives than those who divorce or never marry. People who are opposed to divorce will use this concept as a reason why struggling spouses should stay married and try to mend their relationship. However, a recent study concluded that a high-conflict marriage can also be detrimental to the spouses’ health. Researchers followed 373 couples during the first 16 years of their marriages, keeping track of the level of conflict in their marriages and their general health. Husbands, in particular, had a further decline in health based on the frequency of the conflicts. There are several ways that the stress of a bad marriage can have a negative effect on your health: Depression and Anxiety: Being unhappy in your marriage will wear you down and can affect your mental health. Interacting with your spouse may make you feel anxious and depressed, which may, in turn, lead to poor….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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