The brief answer is, yes. California has had No-Fault divorce since 1969. A No Fault Divorce has many benefits for the couple getting the divorce, for their children, and even for the court. Here is a brief overview of no-fault divorce in California. What is No Fault Divorce? In filing for a divorce, the spouses do not need to allege a reason for the divorce. This is what is meant by … [Read more...] about Does California Have No-Fault Divorce?
A priority of any family that is going through divorce is to find a good divorce attorney. Defining “good” depends entirely upon the circumstances of your divorce, but there are a few fundamental attributes that every good attorney should have in order to achieve the best results possible. Here are three attributes a good divorce attorney should have. Honesty is the Best Policy A good … [Read more...] about Three Attributes of a Good Attorney
Many times, when people are handed divorce papers, the evitable question arises which is “What is this divorce going to cost me?” We have some insight into how divorce will affect you, financially and emotionally. Financial Cost “How much is this literally going to cost me?” Divorce can get expensive in California. An average divorce, even if it's not heavily litigated, costs $15,000 … [Read more...] about How Much is This Divorce Going to Cost Me?
You’ve been served divorce papers and don’t know where to begin. Your friends and family have given you suggestions, but you’re not sure who to hire. Picking an attorney does not have to be a difficult or stressful process if you keep a few things in mind. Here are a few tips on where to begin. Consider a Collaborative Divorce Attorney Finding a collaboratively trained divorce attorney is … [Read more...] about How to Find the Right Attorney for You
Divorce is something nobody plans for when they marry their significant other. In fact, many couples vow to never even consider divorce. Unfortunately, there is a 50% chance that new marriages will end in divorce. Common issues are often the cause of a break-up but there are solutions if both parties are willing to cooperate with one another. Here are the three most common causes of divorce, and … [Read more...] about The 3 Most Common Causes of Divorce
“I want a divorce.” It is something you never thought either you or your spouse would say, yet you now find yourself facing the possibility. Where do you go from here? The first thing we recommend is to decide whether divorce is inevitable or if a further evaluation might be needed. Here are some recommendations of what to do if your spouse tells you that he/she wants a divorce. Is Counseling … [Read more...] about What to Do When Your Spouse Wants a Divorce
Divorce is a difficult emotional process even when both parties agree that it is in their best interest to separate. It can be made more difficult when one or both spouses have misconceptions about how the process works. Here are some of the most common misconceptions that people frequently have about divorce in California. Going to court will get them “justice.” Justice means … [Read more...] about Four Common Misconceptions About Divorce in California
The COVID-19 pandemic has put many activities on hold and it certainly has placed limitations on the availability of the court system. If you’re thinking about ending your marriage during these times, you can use a process known as Mediation or Collaborative Divorce which is completely outside of the court system. Collaborative Divorce or Mediation Works in the Time of COVID-19 Whether you … [Read more...] about Can I Get a Divorce During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
The road to get to the decision to divorce is a long one. A track record of countless arguments and unbearable tension may have left you both on eggshells whenever you need to have a talk - worried that each conversation could explode into a disaster. You might find it helpful to learn that once spouses make the joint decision to divorce, there often is a moment of clarity where they … [Read more...] about How to Talk with Your Spouse about Divorce Mediation
Once a couple decides that divorce is in their future and start to do their research, they quickly learn that there are different processes to choose for your divorce. In the past 10 years, divorce mediation has become much more common, even for high net worth cases like Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon. The idea of a peaceful, out-of-court process sounds enticing, especially … [Read more...] about How to Tell if Divorce Mediation is the Best Path for Your Divorce