Divorce Process

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 [...]

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

By |2023-05-30T13:01:06+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 |2023-05-30T13:07:26+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 |2023-05-30T13:10:39+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, [...]

Handling Personal Injury Claims in California Divorce

By |2023-05-30T13:12:22+00:00May 10th, 2022|Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

Going through a serious personal injury is one of the most traumatic experiences you will face in your life.In addition to the pain and trauma from the accident itself, the legal and insurance claim process usually adds to the pain. Even if you hire an attorney, the process can be long, slow, impersonal and incomprehensible. That’s why websites like PainWorth are using technology to help people calculate and settle their personal injury claim without the time, cost and conflict of attorneys—much [...]

Why Intent Matters – the Date of Divorce Intent

By |2023-05-30T13:14:43+00:00June 22nd, 2021|Divorce Process|

Deciding how to divide assets and debts can be one of the touchiest parts of getting divorced. An important factor to consider is what BlissDivorce calls the Date of Divorce Intent. The Date of Divorce Intent is the date you or your spouse told the other you wanted to get divorced, and started acting in a way consistent with this. In other words, your actions have to show that you were serious about what you said. For example, your [...]

Legal Separation and Divorce

By |2023-05-30T13:19:24+00:00August 20th, 2020|Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

There are many factors to consider when thinking about divorce. If you and your spouse are already thinking about living apart, but are considering legal separation as a next step, this article is for you. Here are some things to be aware of when making the decision. What Is “Legal Separation”? A couple can consider themselves separated as soon as they are sleeping in separate rooms. Legal separation, however, is different. In a legal separation, the two spouses remain [...]

Divorce Tax Considerations

By |2023-05-30T13:20:09+00:00August 13th, 2020|Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

In a divorce, everyone walks away with fewer assets and less property than they had beforehand. If you go to court, the process can also be quite costly.  You may be wondering if there are any tax breaks that you and your spouse can take advantage of.  Here is what you need to know. Property Transfers There are some tax breaks to be aware of if you transfer property from one spouse to another as a part of your divorce [...]

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