Divorce Process

Disputes in California Divorce Mediation: Who Gets the House?

By |2023-05-30T06:57:43+00:00March 25th, 2023|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

Going through a divorce is a big change. An even bigger change is what the married couple decides to do with their current home. In the state of California, there are set laws to help determine who gets the house in California divorce. Finding out who wins in a property dispute leaves couples overwhelmed to learn that there isn’t a straightforward answer. The process can go in two ways - the couple can decide on the terms just between themselves [...]

San Francisco Divorce Lawyer

By |2023-05-30T16:18:51+00:00March 25th, 2023|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process|

The Divorce Process in San Francisco, California Getting a divorce in San Francisco can be an overwhelming and lengthy process. It generally takes over a year, especially if you’re working with a divorce lawyer. There are several steps you will be required to take before your divorce is finalized in the state of California, and more specifically, if you reside in the San Francisco area. But there are things you can do to speed it up. Filing a divorce petition [...]

Preparing for a High-Asset Divorce: Best Tips and Practices

By |2023-05-30T12:15:40+00:00March 17th, 2023|Divorce Process|

Divorce isn’t easy, especially if you and your spouse own significant assets. High-asset divorce is considered to be any dissolution of marriage in which the marital assets are worth one million dollars or more. Couples who usually own their home, own luxury motor vehicles, retirement accounts, and other investments like equities and second homes or rental properties. High-asset divorces tend to take more time to reach divorce settlement and legal fees can skyrocket along the way. Apart from bearing emotional [...]

Cryptocurrency and Divorce in California

By |2023-05-30T12:31:03+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 |2023-05-30T12:38:40+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 |2023-05-30T12:42:07+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. Source: shutterstock.com / Photo [...]

Can I get Out of Paying Alimony in California?

By |2023-05-30T12:47:37+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 |2023-05-30T12:51:46+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 |2023-05-30T12:55:21+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 |2023-05-30T12:59:50+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 [...]

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