Dear Clients and Friends, In California when a Petition is filed with the Superior Court for Dissolution of Marriage, Legal Separation or Nullity of Marriage, restraining orders against spouses or domestic partners are automatically imposed on the parties. In spite of the fact … [Read more...] about CA’s Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders upon filing for Divorce
Dear Clients and Friends, Couples who are separating sometimes fight over what their children's last name should be. As a general rule, the answer is whatever is in the children’s best interests. But deciding what those interests are isn’t always easy. For instance, when … [Read more...] about Divorcing parents and a child’s last name
Dear Clients and Friends, Commencing a Divorce matter always involves the formalities of a court filing and handling the paper work needed prior to a final judgment being officially entered. Between complying with these formalities the parties can choose one of these routes … [Read more...] about Mediation in Divorce Matters
Dear Clients and Friends; "Premarital agreement" means an agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective upon marriage. Premarital (or "prenuptial") agreements (PMA's) most always involve a waiver of legal and financial benefits … [Read more...] about A Primer on Premarital Agreements
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, 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?