San Diego Family Law Blog

Making Holiday Plans Before a Divorce

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on November 13, 2020 in Divorce

Going through a divorce is always difficult, but it can be especially trying during the holidays. You may still be living together, still have to discuss your divorce with your children, or have to put up with a million questions from family members. Once you add in hurt feelings or looming financial issues, your holiday season can go from a joyful occasion to an utter nightmare. But there are ways to keep your upcoming divorce from ruining the holiday spirit.

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Dividing an Online Business in a Divorce

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on October 7, 2020 in Property Division

For the past two decades, more and more California businesses have shifted to online marketplaces, with many relying solely on e-commerce sites to handle their orders and services. When a business is shared by a couple that later divorces, dividing these assets, especially the digital ones, can be extremely confusing. You may find it difficult to determine what is marital or separate property without the aid of an experienced divorce attorney.

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Leisure Time and the Impact on Gray Divorce

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on October 5, 2020 in Divorce

Over the past half a century, the stigma around divorce has begun to lessen as couples become more and more accepting of their individuality and personal needs. For a long time, the elderly seemed to push against divorce trends, and many of us would applaud older couples for sticking together for so long. However, it seems that the divorce rate has finally started to catch up with seniors, which may have serious financial ramifications for them.

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Your Custody Plan and Virtual Schooling

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on September 21, 2020 in Child Custody

For parents living in San Diego, the past few months have been extremely confusing regarding school re-openings. It was only recently that the county unveiled its decision to allow each individual school to choose whether or not to reopen. While some have chosen to continue distance learning, others have chosen a combination of in-class teaching and virtual schooling. In fact, the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) has decided to remain closed for in-person classes for the Fall 2020 school year and require students to continue distance learning for the remainder of the year for most students.

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The Advantages of Mediation

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on July 31, 2020 in Divorce

Divorce can be a messy and challenging process, even when the spouses are on good speaking terms. The division of assets, custody of children, and other aspects of divorce can cause contention and be very difficult to manage on your own. For many, the solution is to hire a lawyer and work the divorce through court proceedings—which is considered an “adversarial” method of resolving a divorce. But there is often a better solution: mediation.

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What Difficulties May I Face in an International Divorce?

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on May 26, 2020 in Divorce

International laws surrounding divorce can make the process more difficult for couples living in two separate countries. Many San Diego residents got married while oversees or met their spouse in another country before returning to the United States. When their relationships break down and they separate, one partner may return to their home country or move elsewhere. This has led to some confusion about how to file for a divorce when one partner lives in a separate country or the marriage was officiated outside the United States.

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Emergency Rule 13: Filing a Spousal or Child Support Case During COVID-19

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on May 11, 2020 in General

Many California families are struggling to determine how to handle the legal requirements in the midst of the Stay at Home Order. California residents have had to transition rapidly and suddenly to new work environments, either with modified work schedules or by working remotely, while others have been laid off completely. In addition, some parents are dealing with modified custody schedules, while divorcees are worried about paying child or spousal support. With the closure of California courts to the public, many are unable to file modifications or new cases until the lockdown is lifted.

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Protecting Your Child’s Inheritance in a Divorce

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on April 28, 2020 in Property Division

A divorce involving children can be difficult on its own, even without thinking about financial matters. In some cases, you may have family heirlooms or property you want to save for your child. Or, if your child is the result of another relationship, you may worry that anything you set aside for them will be considered marital property. However, there are ways to ensure your child’s right to inheritance is not violated in a divorce.

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Planning Visitation for Teenagers

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on April 14, 2020 in Child Visitation

Parenting a teenager can be challenging in the best of situations, but divorced parents are presented with a unique set of issues. Arranging visitation time can be difficult, since your child will likely be focusing on friends, sports, love, and growing up instead of spending time with their parents. But that doesn’t mean there are not a variety of strategies and practices that can help preserve your relationship with your child.

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Child Custody Schedules During a Quarantine

Posted by Thomas Huguenor on March 30, 2020 in Child Custody

California is currently under a quarantine order as required by the Governor’s office, which has limited travel to essential services and put restrictions on public gatherings. Families are all dealing with effects in different ways, from homeschooling children to avoiding any outdoor or recreational activities. However, for divorced or separated parents, there are many questions about child custody plans and if they are allowed to transfer their child between households.

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