Category Archives: Family Law, Marriage, Divorce & Custody

Disputing Paternity in California 

By | June 28, 2016

Paternity disputes are difficult and often emotional legal battles dealing with establishing fatherhood. Either spouse can dispute a child’s paternity for many reasons. If a parent feels the need to confirm that the person he or she assumes to be the father is actually the child’s biological father, that parent can order a paternity test. An experienced family… Read More »

Why or Why Not Change Your Name After a California Divorce?

By | June 9, 2016

For many people, restoring their maiden names or former names after a divorce can bring a sense of peace and closure. Others, however, prefer to keep their married names for a variety of reasons. There is no right or wrong answer. Changing your name is your choice, and you should do what makes you happy. In California, the… Read More »

Saving Your Marriage: Seven Tips to Help When You Think It’s Over

By | June 8, 2016

Fixing a broken marriage isn’t easy, and if you really want to work things out with your spouse, you’ll obviously have to put in some effort. If you’ve come to a point where you think that it’s over between the two of you, you’ve come to the right place! Read on for seven tips to help you save… Read More »

Modern Developments in Child Support Attorney Proceedings

By | June 7, 2016

As Bob Dylan once expertly quoted, “The times are a-changing”. This is definitely the case with many aspects of our lives today, especially within the legal world. Recently, there have been some major elements and adjustments in our lives that have led to significant changes within legal proceedings in Family Law. There are three large factors that have… Read More »

Predicting a Divorce Storm

By | May 23, 2016

While you may be surprised when your spouse states he or she wants a divorce, there were likely dark clouds in the horizon, pointing to an approaching cold front. According to a recent survey, by Northside Counseling, there are 10 common behaviors which indicate divorce winds are blowing.  Although not a clinical study, the survey results did appear… Read More »

5 reasons Why child custody orders are important

By | April 13, 2016

One of the most important features of developing a parenting plan is turning that arrangement into a child custody order.

Should I Hire a Divorce or Custody Lawyer?

By | March 24, 2016

Should you represent yourself in a divorce? Some couples can successfully divorce without the help of an attorney, while others are not so lucky. Understanding the circumstances in which it is best to hire a divorce lawyer can make a big difference in your divorce.

Why Separating Couples Should Divorce Sooner Rather than Later

By | February 25, 2016

A recent case has demonstrated the dangers of separating, but not formally divorcing, from your spouse. Ms Williams and Mr Martin lived together for over 18 years until his sudden death from a heart attack in 2012. Mr Martin was estranged from his wife but was still married to her, and he had not updated his will to… Read More »

Getting Divorced? Think of the Social Media Dangers

By | February 22, 2016

Consensus Collaboration Scotland, an organisation dedicated to helping couples divorce in as collaborative, amicable and friendly a manner as possible, has urged separating couples to think about the potential consequences of posting details on social media. Social media networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and Snap Chat are hugely popular. However, a spur of the moment post… Read More »

Why You Should Formally End Your Relationship with Divorce

By | February 17, 2016

A recent case has demonstrated the reasons why separating couples should officially end their relationship with divorce. Joy Williams, a 69-year-old grandmother, lived with her partner Norman Martin for 18 years before his death from a heart attack in 2012.