When You Want a Divorce, But Your Husband Doesn’t

By | August 24, 2018

Sometimes a woman will decide her marriage is unsalvageable, and divorce is the only option. What does a woman who wants a divorce do when her spouse isn’t ready to pull the plug? This type of situation can require different approaches depending on the circumstances. Maybe it’s just a matter of the wife gently helping… Read More »

New Tax Code Will Affect Alimony Deductions

By | August 2, 2018

With changes to the 2019 tax code, now might be a good time for those who’ve been considering filing for divorce to call a family law attorney. As cynical as it may sound to consider the timing of a divorce, there’s really nothing wrong with a person seeking to understand the financial affects that a… Read More »

Headed Into Custody Mediation? Better Be Prepared

By | August 1, 2018

When divorces are contested, couples have been known to battle over things great and small—from the family home to the flat screen TV. Not surprisingly, children get caught in the middle of this tug of war, and there are times when it seems impossible to settle questions of custody and visitation. When the separating couple… Read More »

Father’s Arrears Handed to Him in Appellate Case

By | July 13, 2018

In any divorce situation, particularly those involving children, it’s ideal to reach a settlement as quickly as possible with minimal rancor. California family law  was written to promote settlement, and even allows spouses to recoup attorneys’ fees when opposing spouses intentionally frustrate the settlement process. But a recent divorce case, the separation of Kelly and… Read More »

Will I Have to Pay Alimony to My Ex Forever?

By | June 8, 2018

Will I Have to Pay Alimony to My Ex Forever? This is a question many clients will ask themselves at some point during or after a divorce proceeding. Naturally, there are feelings of bitterness in many divorces, and some spouses chafe at the thought of paying spousal support to an ex indefinitely. This page was… Read More »

Property Tracing and the Division of Community Assets

By | November 30, 2017

This article deals with family law and legal techniques that relate to the division of community property. One of the most complicated aspects of practicing family law, the question of how to equally divide a community estate, can often be contentious. This article was written to briefly discuss the legal technique known as property tracing… Read More »