Tag Archives: divorce

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 »

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.

Government Divorce Form Error

By | February 11, 2016

It is feared that over 2000 divorces will be affected by the Government’s online divorce form fault. The fault on ‘Form E’ was only discovered in December last year and had been available on the Government’s website since at least April 2014. This form can be used by a separating couple to calculate their financial settlements. 

Why is Algebra Needed to Calculate Child Support?

By | January 28, 2016

I need to calculate child support.  Let’s see. First, we find the percentage based on number of children.  I multiply my gross income by this percentage.  Is gross before taxes or after?  Then, we minus this number from the mother’s gross income.  Yeah, like she really shares the real number.  Then we find the common denominator, carry the… Read More »

Can I Leave My Home & Kids

By | December 15, 2015

Has the arguing and tension in the house reached DEFCON 1?  Are you walking on egg shells and every encounter with your spouse a potential explosion?  Needless to say, living in the same house while planning or while going through a divorce can get interesting. All the arguing in front of the kids can’t be healthy.  One of… Read More »

Does Cheating Matter to Judges

By | September 18, 2015

According to some estimates 17% of marriages end because of a wandering spouse.  Women cheat to gain an emotional connection, while men cheat mostly for sex. The most likely times for cheating to occur are during the first year of marriage, following the birth of the first child, the seventh year of marriage (the infamous seven year itch),… Read More »

Divorce Myths: Top 30 Misunderstood California Family Law Principles (Part One)

By | May 3, 2012

In reviewing readers’ posts on Lawguru.com, I frequently come across questions and comments that reveal misconceptions about California family law legal principles. In an effort to set the record straight on how the state’s family law legal system works, I’ve compiled a list of the top 30 family law myths that I’ve encountered, along with responses I have formulated… Read More »

The Ins and Outs of Alimony Payments After a Divorce

By | February 22, 2012

As the old saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. But if you’re already at the point of having to pay alimony after a divorce, then you know that you can’t go back and change how much prevention you put into the divorce itself. So what’s the cure? Information. The better you arm… Read More »

How To Get More Out of Your Divorce Case

By | July 29, 2011

If you’re just entering or in the middle of a divorce case, it can be a tough time to think about strategy. After all, a divorce case is full of emotional investment on both ends of the spectrum. Under the circumstances, it’s no surprise that it can be hard to think clearly. But that’s no reason you can’t… Read More »