My ex is making false allegations against me. What are my options?

My Ex is Making False Allegations Against Me. What are my Options?

When you think of divorce, you may expect the parties to disagree and argue throughout the process. This is an emotional time for everyone involved and there can be heated exchanges and stressful moments where both sides can appear bitter and spiteful. Being angry during divorce is understandable. However, sometimes, former spouses will cross the line and make inaccurate statements and claims about each other. In this situation, knowing how to respond to untruthful accusations is important. My ex is making false allegations against me. What are my options? Continue reading

5 Ways to Prepare for your California Divorce

5 Ways to Prepare for your California Divorce

Getting to the point of considering divorce can be a long process. However, once you have decided to file, or you know it’s coming, it’s important to do what you can to prepare for your California divorce. In some ways, you may never feel ready for divorce. Although ending your marriage may be difficult, there are steps you can take that may help during the process. Here are 5 ways to prepare for your California divorce. Continue reading

My Spouse is Dating During Divorce: Does it Matter?

My Spouse is Dating During Divorce: Does it Matter?

Going from being married to becoming legal adversaries during divorce can be overwhelming. Seemingly overnight, the relationship and the future you planned to have with your ex will disappear and be replaced with a strange and uncomfortable dynamic. During the process, your ex may decide to start seeing someone. In this situation, you may wonder: My spouse is dating during divorce: Does it matter? Continue reading

California Assembly Passes Piqui’s Law

California Assembly Passes Piqui’s Law

In June 2022, California state Sen. Susan Rubio introduced a bill that would require training for judges on domestic violence and child abuse. In August, the bill, known as Piqui’s law, was passed by the state State Assembly in a unanimous, bipartisan vote. However, in September, Sen. Rubio rescinded the bill in the face of strong opposition from the Judicial Council of California. Here is more on the domestic violence and child abuse law that may be back in the near future. Continue reading

Understanding California Grandparent Visitation

Understanding California Grandparent Visitation

Children and their grandparents can share a unique bond. Under the best of circumstances, grandparents can be a support to parents and an essential part of their grandchildren’s lives. When there is a divorce or parent death, grandparents may lose their ability to see their grandchildren. However, California law may provide a way for grandparents to maintain relationships with their grandchildren after death or divorce. Here is more on understanding California grandparent visitation. Continue reading

Debts and California Divorce

Debts and California Divorce

When a couple decides to divorce, they will have to divide their assets and liabilities. Depending on their circumstances, they may have to contend with significant secured and unsecured debts during the process. Determining the most equitable way to divide debt during a California divorce can be complicated, and it’s essential to know the facts. Here is more on debts and California divorce. Continue reading

Getting Through the Holidays with Your Kids During Divorce

Getting Through the Holidays with Your Kids During Divorce

During a divorce, there can be a lot of trial and error as you figure out your custody routine. Ideally, you and your ex will have clear temporary custodial terms that help you avoid issues as you share time with your children. Even under less contentious circumstances, getting through the holidays with your kids during divorce can be challenging. The good news is that there are ways to help make the process run smoother while sharing holiday time with your children. Continue reading