We have all seen TV shows and movies where the guy or gal fires their attorney mid-case. This is usually done for dramatic affect to convey the fact that the defendant is losing or that he/she is unstable. But in the real world switching attorneys is something that needs to happen from time to time. … Continue reading Can I Change Divorce Lawyers in the Middle of My Case?
Unfortunately, divorce is something that many people will have to go through in their adult life. Nobody can truly be totally prepared for the challenges which present themselves, especially in a contested divorce. But, you can prepare yourself as best as possible. We have created this short article with some tips that an help you … Continue reading Preparing for a Divorce
The holidays are a joyous time for many people. They get to be with their loved ones and away from work. However, these periods of time can also push an already fragile marriage over the edge. A poll of divorce attorneys conducted in California recently showed that divorce cases rise about 1/3 after the New … Continue reading Divorce Rates Rise After Holidays
If you are getting divorced or fighting for child custody you may have received a notice informing you that your case is being handled by a magistrate instead of a judge. Many people are confused as to what a magistrate is and what authority they have under the law. In this article we plan to … Continue reading What is a Magistrate and Why are They Ruling Over My Divorce?
This year has been the most tumultuous single year in decades for most of the population. Between layoffs, furloughs, work hour reductions and being stuck at home, it has been a troublesome time. The 'being stuck at home' part has had many people wondering if divorce rates have increased as a result. Does being stuck … Continue reading Have Divorce Rates Increased During the Covid Pandemic?
Divorce is usually a stressful event, not just for adults. For children, that level of anxiety is usually even higher. With that in mind, we created this article with a list of things you can do to reduce the levels of stress your child or children experience during the divorce process. -Be totally clear and … Continue reading Tips to Make Your Divorce Less Stressful for Your Children
It certainly isn't rare to find grandparents that are the legal guardians of their grandchildren. But there are many reasons why they end up being the guardians. It could be due to any one of a bunch of factors including death of parents, disability of parents, absence of parents or termination of parental rights. If … Continue reading Grandparents as Legal Guardians of Grandchildren
Irreconcilable Differences is the single most cited reason for divorces in the United States. They are defined as "an inability for two parties to resolve their differences in order to save their marriage" by legaldictionary.net. But really, it often just means my spouse and I no longer get along. With that in mind we decided … Continue reading The Five Most Common Irreconcilable Differences
During divorce proceedings alimony may be awarded to the spouse that is leaving the marriage with significantly less earnings, ability to earn or any financial disadvantage to where alimony support is required. The overall goal of alimony is to balance the financial situation and to provide financial stability. Alimony is established by an order of … Continue reading What if my Spouse Stops Making Alimony Payments?
Divorce usually doesn't just happen overnight. There is usually a almost always slow build up to it. But, when a couple finally decides it is time to get divorced, what matters should they discuss first? We will attempt to answer that very question in this post. If you have kids, they should be your first … Continue reading You’re Getting a Divorce, What Comes First?