Dear Clients and Friends, A growing number of divorced people are buying a house with a new partner to whom they are not yet married. In some cases, the couple plan to marry, but as a result of their current divorce and other complications they’re not able to arrange … [Read more...] about Recommendations on buying a house with another before you remarry
Dear Clients and Friends, The essence of Community Property law concepts in California - and in other community property jurisdictions such as Alaska, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon, Washington Arizona, Lousiana and Texas - is the recognition that both spouses make valuable … [Read more...] about Property division in a California Dissolution of Marriage action
Dear Clients and Friends, Disputes on how child support is being spent are fairly common. But whether a parent can be forced to explain how the money is actually being used depends greatly on over-all circumstances and varies from state to state. In Delaware, Indiana, … [Read more...] about Can spouses be forced to show how child support is spent?
Dear Clients and Friends, One may voluntarily agree or be required (because of your contract or a court order) to participate in a mediation process. Mediation is an alternative route to settling disputes that involves negotiation with support from a neutral third-party. You … [Read more...] about When you should mediate a legal dispute
Dear Clients and Friends, If you’re like most people, you’ve probably read stories about celebrity divorces, seen their dirty laundry aired in public and maybe even breathed a sigh of relief that you’re not in that boat. But even if you’re a relative nobody, your privacy can … [Read more...] about Protecting your privacy in a divorce proceeding
Dear Clients and Friends, In California an annulment is by statute referred to as: Nullity of Marriage. Marriage-ending legal proceedings generally have strict rules regarding who they apply to and what circumstances they cover. Annulments and divorces are similar in … [Read more...] about Annulments basics