How to Handle a Contentious California Divorce

Tue 12th January, 2021 Family Law

Around 95% of all divorce cases settle before they go to trial, either through communication and negotiation between spouses or through the use of alternative dispute resolution methods like mediation. However, for the 5% of divorces that are litigated in court, these cases are often high conflict and contentious between […]

Factors Considered When Determining Alimony

Tue 1st December, 2020 Family Law

One of the most significant issues in every California divorce is whether to award alimony from the higher earning spouse to the lesser earning spouse during and after divorce proceedings. The determination of alimony can have substantial impact on your overall divorce settlement, and federal tax changes in recent years […]

What is a QDRO?

Tue 24th November, 2020 Family Law

During a California divorce, spouses may divide retirement plans as part of their community property distribution settlement. However, certain types of retirement plans require a special court order in order to access those funds after a divorce. Known as a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO), failure to include this order […]

Collecting California Child Support in Arrears

Tue 3rd November, 2020 Family Law

In divorce cases involving minor children, the noncustodial parent will be ordered by the court to pay child support to the custodial parent for the children’s living expenses. However, in some cases, the noncustodial parent cannot or refuses to pay their fair share of support. This is known as being […]

How Cohabitation Affects Alimony Payments

Tue 3rd November, 2020 Family Law

In many cases of California divorce, the higher earning spouse will pay the lesser earning spouse alimony during and after the divorce proceedings. Some alimony is short-term and has a definite duration, while other alimony payments may go on indefinitely. Former spouses are able to petition the court for a […]