Divorce Process

Cryptocurrency and Divorce in California

By |2023-02-02T12:22:45+00:00February 1st, 2023|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process|

The Rise of Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, has become increasingly popular in recent years, with more and more individuals investing in digital assets. With the rise of cryptocurrency, it is no surprise that the topic has found its way into the realm of divorce proceedings. In California, cryptocurrency is considered a form of property and is subject to division in a divorce. The court will treat it like any other asset and divide it in a fair [...]

When Is A Prenuptial Agreement Unenforceable For A Divorce In California?

By |2023-02-07T16:51:57+00:00January 28th, 2023|Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

When Is A Prenuptial Agreement Unenforceable For A Divorce In California? No one goes into marriage thinking it will end in divorce, but it is a good idea to have an agreement in place. It's essential to remember that every state has different laws for divorce and prenuptial agreements. However, in most states, the divorce law is no longer applicable if a couple has a contract in place – a prenuptial agreement (aka prenup). Whether it is enforceable or unenforceable [...]

Is It Possible To Modify Or Terminate Alimony In California?

By |2023-01-23T02:14:47+00:00January 19th, 2023|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

While you cannot refuse to pay alimony, you may be able to modify the court order to reduce or eliminate the amount that you are obligated to pay your spouse. Getting out of spousal support in California is possible, but it is not always easy or straightforward. To modify or terminate alimony, you will need to demonstrate to the court that there has been a significant change in circumstances since the original alimony order was issued. What might justify a [...]

Can I get Out of Paying Alimony in California?

By |2023-01-04T08:40:33+00:00January 3rd, 2023|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

The short answer is, "yes!" If both spouses make an equal amount of money and have comparable expenses, if one spouse earns less but is fully able to support themselves, or if the spouse ordinarily entitled to alimony is already living with their new partner, you may not need to pay alimony or spousal support. Suppose you choose a method of divorce that does not involve trial or a judge's decision. In that case, more creative solutions are possible (i.e., [...]

Mental Health Illnesses And Divorce In California

By |2023-01-10T06:49:14+00:00December 26th, 2022|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process|

The decision to divorce is often complicated and can be even more complex when mental health illnesses are involved. Navigating a divorce in California when mental health illnesses are involved is challenging, but it is possible to reach a successful outcome. It's essential to understand the state's laws and how mental health illnesses can affect the divorce process so that you can make the best decisions for your family. Below is an overview of what you need to know about [...]

How To Make Holiday Traditions Special For Kids During Divorce

By |2022-12-27T23:35:21+00:00December 23rd, 2022|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process|

Divorce can be a complex and emotional process for everyone involved, especially for kids. The holidays can be particularly tough as parents and families re-orchestrate their lives. The holidays and associated rituals intensify feelings of anxiety, depression, and financial tension underlying in the home all year long for divorced or separated couples. However, with a bit of thought, effort, and understanding, separated or divorced parents can make the holidays special for their children and help them cope with the changes [...]

How Long Does Mediation Take?

By |2022-11-24T13:52:13+00:00November 14th, 2022|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process, Mediators|

The average divorce lawyer in CA costs $330 an hour, and the average hourly rate for a divorce mediator is closer to $450. So, if you are considering a divorce through mediation, you may be wondering: how long will this take? The shortest and most truthful answer is also the most unsettling: however long it takes for you and your spouse to agree on a settlement! Despite the higher hourly rates, couples do find that their divorces tend to be [...]

Know More About the 10-Year Rule in a California Divorce

By |2022-11-15T21:33:47+00:00November 11th, 2022|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process|

There are many complexities regarding long-term spousal support and the “10-Year Rule in a California Divorce”. Many people think that if you are married for over 10 years when you divorce, one spouse is automatically granted support indefinitely. In the state of California, there are multiple facets of a marriage that determine whether a spouse is required to pay alimony or spousal support. While there is a 10-year rule in CA, there are many misconceptions and complex factors on how [...]

Is it possible to have a smooth and healthy divorce?

By |2022-11-15T21:32:30+00:00November 8th, 2022|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process|

Divorce is the biggest break up one will experience in their lifetime. According to the Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Scale, divorce is ranked the most stressful event in one’s life, only second to the death of a spouse. It isn’t surprising that just the mention of divorce stirs up feelings of anxiety and stress. Is it possible to have a smooth and healthy divorce vs. a battle that leads to the destruction of all members of the family? In this interview [...]

The Cost of Divorce

By |2022-11-24T13:48:50+00:00October 4th, 2022|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process|

When you and your spouse decide to divorce, there are many things to consider. Do you need to go to court? Do you need to hire a lawyer? Should you go through a mediator? Can you do it on your own? How much does a divorce cost, and how does your choice of approach impact that cost? Anticipating the total cost of your divorce depends upon how you go about the process of creating your divorce agreement. In this article, [...]

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