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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

Creative Custody Suggestions During the Holidays

The holidays, while going through the ebbs and flows of a divorce, may feel like one is mixing oil and water. While the holidays are considered a time of joy and happiness, a divorce, is well, not the happiest time for (most) people. Plus, when you add in the children into the mix of a divorce, things can become that … Continued

2018 Federal Tax Reform and The Effect on Family Law

The tax reform bill currently making its way through the U.S Congress could have potentially seismic effects on California family law. The proposed legislation, which repeals itemized tax deductions such as medical expenses, state income taxes, attorney’s fees, and unreimbursed business expenses, calls for notable changes to the tax structure of spousal support. The current proposed changes to the tax … 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

The Simple Bare “Necessaries”

“Look for the bare necessities The simple bare necessities Forget about your worries and your strife I mean the bare necessities That’s why a bear can rest at ease With just the bare necessities of life”        –   “The Bare Necessities” from Disney’s The Jungle Book On August 30, 2017, the published portion of the decision by the … Continued

Truth and Consequences: Shirking Spousal Support Obligations

While most Family Law courts recognize a prevailing precedent that no one may be compelled to work after the usual retirement age of 65 in order to pay the same level of spousal support as when they were employed, courts are concurrently wary of individuals who deliberately shirk their support obligations by refusing to work, retiring early, or restructuring the … 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