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November 2018 Archives

Modifying spousal support when life circumstances change

When a couple in California divorces, one spouse may be ordered to pay spousal support to the other spouse. However, life is not static and sometimes changes take place that affect a paying spouse's ability to pay his or her obligation. On the flip side, life changes may change a receiving spouse's need for support. Therefore, sometimes a spouse might seek to have the amount of support modified.

Take care when dividing debt in a California divorce

When a couple in California divorces, they may be concerned about who gets to keep the family home, furniture, electronics, and automobiles. What they may not initially consider, however, is that it's not just their assets that are divided in their divorce -- their debts must be divided too. And, there are certain points couples should keep in mind when it comes to dividing debt in a divorce.

Is it time to file for divorce?

After years of unhappiness, you may be ready to end your marriage and seek a brighter future. This is not an easy decision under the worst circumstances, and you still have moments when you question whether you are taking the right step. Chances are, if you look deeply enough, you will find the answers to those questions.

It's time to start reviewing your child custody holiday schedule

As November goes by, parents in Redwood City are starting to think about the upcoming Thanksgiving and winter holidays. They will want to make sure these holidays are magical for their child and will provide their child with happy memories that will last a lifetime. However, these goals become more complex to achieve if a child's parents are divorced.

What steps do I need to take to file for divorce in California?

Every state has different rules when it comes to filing for divorce, so it can be helpful to speak to an attorney as soon as possible after realizing that your marriage may be heading for dissolution. In California, anyone seeking divorce will be required to file various forms with the court and serve them on their spouse.