Divorce Preparation – Part 2: Collect these documents

Divorce Preparation – Part 2: Collect these documents

Collect these documents to prepare your forms These documents are the basis for the financial disclosure divorce filings: Individual income tax returns from the past three to five years (federal and state) Any business income tax returns from the past three to five...
Realistic Expectations of the Time Frame of the Court

Realistic Expectations of the Time Frame of the Court

Per California law, the time-period between filing for a divorce and finalizing it can be no less than six months and one day. Divorcing couples are often surprised to learn that due to a full and complex court system, divorces can take several months or years longer...
Preparing for Life After Divorce

Preparing for Life After Divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful events in a person’s life.  Whether you wanted the marriage to end or not, you are most likely going to experience an entire gamut of emotions. The thought of ending ties with someone you thought you were going to spend your life...
Is a Private Judge the Way to Go?

Is a Private Judge the Way to Go?

A question which is often not considered in divorce cases is whether you should continue to have the public family court system preside over your case, or if your case is better suited for a private judge. Private Judges are often used in high asset dissolution cases;...
Can Your Child Support Payments Go Up?

Can Your Child Support Payments Go Up?

So what does the law say on child support obligations in California?  The child’s best interest is the State’s number one priority.  Under Family Code 4053, the legislature laid out the position on child support, and the related analysis and bases. The code...