I’ve presented these articles which I have written because I feel they offer good information for my clients. Reading them at your leisure will help you better understand your situation. If you have any questions regarding what you’ve read here, especially how it may relate to your own family law issue, please feel free to contact my office. We will be happy to arrange a consultation to discuss all your questions.

To Delay, Or Not to Delay, that is The Question

The decision to file for divorce is not just a legal action—a lawsuit—but also a deeply personal and important decision. In fact, it may arguably be one of the most monumental decisions a person may make in their entire life. Thus, it is not surprising that many people delay the act of filing for divorce. Some people may be in … Continued

Hypothetically Speaking: The Trump Divorce and Custody

On Thursday, March 15, 2018, the New York Post broke the news that Donald Trump Jr., and his wife, Vanessa Trump, are heading their separate ways after 12 years of marriage and five children, ranging in age from 10 years old to 3 years old. The couple alleged in a joint statement that their decision to divorce[1] was not acrimonious, … Continued

When the End is Only the Beginning

Unfortunately, in some cases, a final divorce judgment may not equate to the end of the divorce process, and the accompanying emotional turmoil. Sometimes, the end may be the beginning of more litigation. Thus, while the marital status is terminated, custody and visitation rights are defined, support obligations are established; and, the property divided by the judgment, sometimes one party … Continued

New Year, New News: Telling Your Children About Your Divorce

A new year, for many people, is also often synonymous with a fresh start. Whether that means logging longer hours in the gym, commencing a new fitness routine or diet, the new year is almost like a cleansing—out with the old, and in with the new. For those considering a divorce, or, even for some people who have already started … Continued

What Happens on Social Media May Not Stay on Social Media

Social Media posts and jurisdiction in the State of California Social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat have drastically changed the way we communicate. Today, an estimated 1.96 billion people worldwide interact in increasingly varied ways across a rising number of social media platforms. It is imperative that the law, as well as the interpretation of the law, … Continued

Reasons Why an Affair May Actually Matter

California is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning the grounds by which one may obtain a divorce are limited to irreconcilable differences and incurable insanity((Note: there are other grounds to obtain a divorce, the other grounds refer to marriages that are void or voidable. This blog post does not address those grounds.)). With regard to irreconcilable differences, this means that a … Continued

Great Expectations

Family law litigation can be difficult, not just because of the emotions but also because children are often involved, and because it can become a costly and arduous process for the parties. Nonetheless, one of the bigger problems is the challenging issue of managing expectations. The attorney wants to please their client. The client wants to win. A family’s future … Continued

Swiping Right on the “Right” Family Law Attorney

While many of us are used to “swiping right” to choose the person with whom we may (or not) share an intimate relationship, the process of choosing the right family law attorney should be a carefully vetted process, and not necessarily one in which simple boxes (for example, gender and age) are checked.

Beware These Divorce Pitfalls

A divorce, for most people, is a pivotal and life-changing experience. It is an event that can have dramatic ramifications on your future, both financially and emotionally. Yet, while you are in the throes of the divorce, it is important to remember that the way you conduct yourself in your divorce may have consequences after the divorce is final. Be … Continued

Last Minute Gift of Appreciation to Your Ex

After handling divorces, child support, custody and paternity matters for more than 20 years, I am well aware that not everyone has a happy and amicable relationship with their ex-spouse or ex-partner. I know that.  But, what I also know (though not an easy task), are that words of thanks or appreciation can go a long way in those difficult … Continued