Dear Clients and Friends, It’s a common notion that a divorcing spouse has an unshakeable right to support which will maintain the lifestyle he or she became accustomed to during marriage. But this is not always true. A recent Massachusetts case makes this clear in the … [Read more...] about Right to ‘maintain lifestyle’ not absolute after divorce
Dear Clients and Friends, When you’re going through a divorce, one of the biggest fouls you can commit is trying to hide assets so you can keep them for yourself. It is generally easy to get caught, and one can be severely punished for not being truthful. A classic example … [Read more...] about A Classic Family Law Case
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, 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, It is likely that you have heard of “gray divorce” in recent years, referring to when couples over 50 get divorced, often after decades of marriage. Along with gray divorce comes “gray marriage,” when elderly persons get married in their 50s, 60s, 70s … [Read more...] about Do you need a prenup for a later-in-life marriage?
Dear Clients and Friends, How hard would it be for you, as a divorced parent, to relocate with your children? In some states, a parent with custody must give the other parent (whether that parent has shared custody or not) written notice of his or her plans. If the other … [Read more...] about Relocating with kids after divorce