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May 2019 Archives

Negotiating spousal support

When we discuss the basics of alimony on this blog, we often talk about it as though alimony is always ordered by a court. In theory, this is how alimony is handled under California law. In practice however, an alimony order usually has its origins in an agreement signed by the parties as part of their divorce settlement.

Custody issues can continue after divorce is final

California parents may continue to deal with hard feelings and other issues that can make custody difficult long after a divorce is final. Sometimes, these complex issues begin to affect the logistics of the parenting plan, and one parent may wonder if he or she is experiencing parental interference. This is a serious issue that can affect a parent's rights. 

Mandatory mediation and child custody recommending counseling

Child custody is a tricky issue in the law, and California courts are cautious when deciding child custody disputes. The court decides on child custody and parental obligations if the parties can't agree on their own.

How is property divided during divorce in California?

Property division can be a big concern for divorcing couples which is why it is helpful for divorcing couples in California to understand California property division laws. California is a community property state which impacts the division of property and it is important for divorcing couples in California to understand what this means and what it means for them.

Helping you secure alimony in a divorce

Much like finances play an important role in getting married, finances also play a major role during the dissolution of a marriage. Regardless if a marriage was short or lasted several decades, there are many monetary decisions for couples in Redwood City to make. And for those finding post-divorce life financially challenging, it may be appropriate to seek spousal support.

What subjects can a prenuptial agreement cover?

Spring is a popular time for weddings in California. However, while wedding planning can be romantic, there is one task that many couples choose to get done before they walk down the aisle: executing a prenuptial agreement. Prenups may not be very romantic, but they are practical and address the reality that each party should be protected in the event of a divorce.