Community Property Laws in California

California is a Community Property Jurisdiction state. Divorce and all the emotional strains that come with it can be a very trying time for couples who, when they got married, never contemplated the idea that their relationship would ever fail, and that they would be seeking a … [Read more...]

When is Sole Custody with Visitation the Best Choice?

When is sole custody with visitation the best choice? There are few divorce-related issues, including financial matters, that are as hotly contested as child custody issues. Many times, the divorcing couple is unable to resolve a custody dispute, and the parties therefore do not … [Read more...]

What If My (Ex) Spouse Is Misusing Child Support Payments?

What if my spouse is misusing child support payments? In 2013 Charlie Sheen reportedly filed legal documents requesting that a California court cancel the $55,000 a month child support obligation to his ex-wife, Brooke Mueller, for the care of their then 4 year old twin sons. The … [Read more...]

Easing the Stress of Divorce on Children

Easing the stress of divorce on children. approximately half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, many of them involving children. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the likelihood of a marriage ending in divorce increases with each subsequent union. The probability … [Read more...]

Dividing Intellectual Property in a Divorce

Dividing intellectual property in a divorce. A common (and difficult) part of divorce involves dividing the community property between divorcing spouses. Such community property may often include bank accounts, family homes, vehicles, investment accounts, business interests, and … [Read more...]

Dividing Marital Assets in a Divorce – Goodwill

Dividing marital assets in a divorce - goodwill. One of the most challenging parts of a divorce involves dividing marital assets between divorcing spouses. Couples easily recognize that such assets includes things like the family house, the family car, and the family bank … [Read more...]

Protecting Your Privacy With a Confidential Marriage License

What is a confidential marriage? Marriage and divorce records are traditionally public records. If you wish to find out if two people are married, married, unmarried or divorced, you must simply contact the office of Vital Records, a division of the California Department of … [Read more...]