When Legal Child Custody is Shared Between Three or More Adults

There are challenges to the new social reality of child custody. State and federal law has had to adapt to keep up with the changes in the structure of families in recent decades. Previously, a child was assumed to have two parents: a father and a mother. Today’s families have … [Read more...]

Child Custody Process Basics – Santa Rosa Law Blog

Child custody process basics in California. When couples with children divorce, custody is usually one of the primary issues that has to be sorted out. Although custody can be a major point of contention for some couples, others are able to come to a resolution without taking … [Read more...]

Community Property Interest in the Separate Property of Either Spouse

What is community property interest? Under California law, during a divorce proceeding, personal property and real estate will be classified as either “Separate Property” or “Community Property” for purposes of division. California is a community law state, and as such, all … [Read more...]

Can Adultery Impact Divorce Negotiations in California?

Adultery and divorce in California. The state of California recognizes no-fault divorces. A no-fault divorce means the spouse filing for divorce does not have to show any fault for their spouse. Instead, a spouse can initiate a divorce by simply stating that the couple is no … [Read more...]

History of California Alimony/Spousal Support

Spousal Support/Alimony History, From Fault to No-Fault, Past to Present California laws for divorce, spousal support/alimony have gone through many evolutions. In the beginning, prior to statehood, California followed the Spanish Civil Code. The Spanish Civil Codes followed a … [Read more...]

Should I Get a Postnuptial Agreement?

Should I get a postnuptial agreement? Many couples weigh the pros and cons of obtaining a prenuptial agreement. Often, couples decide that putting their intentions in writing is the most prudent thing to do should the marriage not work out. Prenuptial agreements can protect the … [Read more...]

Domestic Violence in Divorce Proceedings

Domestic violence in divorce proceedings. Divorce proceedings in and of themselves can be contentious with the parties fighting over every little detail of how to end their lives together after years of marriage. There can be many arguments over such things as how to divide … [Read more...]