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
Can My Ex Leave the Country with Our Kids?
Many parents choose to travel to other countries with their children. When there is a divorce, one or both parents may want to take their kids on international vacations or to visit family and loved ones. As a divorced parent, it’s important to understand the rules concerning this type of travel. Can my ex leave the country with our kids? Continue reading
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
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 Rubio rescinded the bill in the face of strong opposition from the Judicial Council of California.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
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
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
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
How do I Transfer My Out-of-State Child Custody Order to California?
Thousands of people move into California each year. Some of these new residents are parents with children who are subject to out-of-state custody orders. When another state’s court establishes a child’s custodial decisions and the child and their parent move into the state, the original order will need to be transferred to California. Therefore, if you have an out-of-state order, you need to know: How do I transfer my out-of-state custody order to California? Continue reading
How Does Supervised Visitation Work in a California Child Custody Case?
Generally, California law favors parents having equal decision-making authority and time with children. However, there can be circumstances when a parent will have supervised visitation. If you believe that supervised visitation may be an issue in your California child custody case, it’s important that you understand how this type of supervision operates. So, how does supervised visitation work in a California child custody case? Continue reading
Do Unmarried Couples Have Rights in California?
In California, unmarried couples who live together are considered to be cohabitating. If you and your partner cohabitate, you may wonder: Do unmarried couples have rights in California? The short answer is yes. However, couples who cohabitate have different legal rights than those who are married. Continue reading