Dear Clients and Friends, It’s common for one spouse in a divorce to keep the couple’s home and assume the mortgage. Typically, the spouse keeping the home will refinance the mortgage in order to remove the other spouse’s name, so the other spouse isn’t jointly responsible … [Read more...] about Wife doesn’t refinance home; husband forces her to sell
Dear clients and friends, If you or a loved one are getting, or near, a divorce you need to have these 5 basic understandings about spousal support. Q: Is Alimony the same as Spousal support? Yes. In California it is referred to as spousal support and its purpose is the … [Read more...] about 5 Things Divorcing Persons Need to Know About Spousal Support in California
Dear Clients and Friends, There’s a lot of cutting-edge technology available today that makes it easy to spy on someone — or for someone to spy on you. Some programs enable people to “jailbreak” your phone and get past your anti-spyware protection. Once that protection is … [Read more...] about Digital spying on your spouse is a bad idea
Dear Clients and Friends, It’s very common for small businesses to have “buy-sell” agreements. These say that if one owner leaves, dies, or gets divorced, the other owners can buy out that owner’s interest. The purpose is to make sure that if something happens to one owner, … [Read more...] about ‘Buy-sell’ agreements should be reviewed by a family lawyer
Dear Clients and Friends, Aside from child custody, the most emotionally charged issue in a divorce is usually who gets to keep the house. For most couples, a house is their most valuable asset, and it has an enormous symbolic value as well. But while couples often … [Read more...] about Divorce and thoughts on selling the family home
Dear Clients and Friends, A divorce decree is meant to be the "final" word in a dissolution of marriage for the sake of the parties, the children, the court and society so that all can predictably move on. However, this does not mean that a divorce decree cannot be modified … [Read more...] about How final is a Final Divorce Decree?