In California, if you have been court-ordered to pay spousal support, you must continue paying in full until you receive a change order signed by a judge. This is true regardless of changes in your financial situation or any verbal agreements you have made with your former spouse or partner.read more
A relatively new question attorneys ask their clients that has become a significant factor in many family court cases: “How active are you on social media?” Depending on the answer they receive, they’ll likely respond in one of two ways: “I advise you to continue to avoid it, or stay off social media completely.” Or, “That’s going to have to change.”read more
It’s not uncommon these days to visit your favorite news site, and, after a dose of the increasingly commonplace gloom-and-doom current events, scroll down for some lighter fare in the celebrity gossip section.
Occasionally, we may happen across the latest break-up buzz that includes the divorce of a popular couple. Divorce is a concept that is familiar in American society, and is something most of us have personal experience with. But rarely, we stumble upon another form of separation: annulment. read more
Going through a divorce is almost always difficult, but when children are involved, nearly everything becomes more complicated. No matter what age your children are, they will be impacted by your decision for years to come. That’s why it’s important for both parents to communicate and come up with a plan that is best for the children.
One of the toughest parts of the process is actually explaining to your children the hows and whys. And while there is no “one right answer” about how to communicate your divorce to them, here are some pointers that can help ease you through.read more
No one goes into a marriage expecting to get a divorce, but the reality is that many marriages, for one reason or another, do not last. When spouses find that their marriage is untenable, it’s time to start pondering how and when to reach a dissolution. And while divorce is the most common approach for unhappy couples, it is not the only option.read more
Alimony, also known as spousal support, involves payments to a former spouse, either as agreed upon following a divorce or as ordered by a court. Because alimony is legally enforceable, the payer must make timely payments or face sanctions. If your spousal support payments are unaffordable, you may be able to reduce them with the help of an attorney.
So-called “gray divorce,” or divorce involving couples who are reaching or are in their retirement years, has increased in recent years. Couples are deciding to make a big change, often in the hopes of gaining more enjoyment from their remaining years of life. If you’re considering a “gray divorce,” here’s what you need to know:read more
Divorce is never an easy process. It involves a re-thinking of every aspect of your life, from how you save for retirement to what your children need to thrive.
Whether you’ve recently finalized a divorce or you’re still weighing your options, you can help set goals and stay optimistic by creating a list of resolutions to make after a divorce. Here are some popular options:read more
“Spousal support” was once known as “alimony.” It consists of payments that one spouse makes to the other spouse after a divorce. Spousal supports allows the receiving spouse to maintain a standard of living similar to that they enjoyed during the marriage.read more
Divorces prompt people to ask a great many questions – many of which may not seem to have clear answers. Where will you live? Who will get the house? How will you juggle your children’s needs and well-being with the monumental task of starting a new life for yourself?read more