What Are The Benefits of Prenuptial Agreements?

Prenuptial Agreement

Prenups are practically a given for the rich and famous, but they’re useful for the average couple as well. Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth reportedly had dramatic arguments over their prenuptial agreement, including shouting and tears. While forming the agreement was difficult, it did help ensure their separation went smoothly. The divorce was finalized within

Creating a Co-Parenting Plan After A Divorce

Co-Parenting Plan Divorce

Kelly Clarkson recently gave a podcast interview in which she touched on the emotional challenges of parenting after divorce. As part of her children’s bedtime routine, she asks whether they’re happy and what would make them happier. Sometimes, the children have responded with sadness because they wished their parents lived in the same house. This

Who Gets The Tax Refund After a Divorce?

Divorce Tax Refund

Divorces often take long enough that the separating spouses need to file taxes during the process. This often leads to conflict. In one such case, one spouse filed a joint return without informing the other, who then filed a separate return. The spouse who filed the joint return kept the entire refund, and the IRS

Are Grandparents Automatically Granted Visitation Rights During a Divorce?

Grandparent Visitation Rights

California has some of the lowest divorce rates in the country, at just 6.5%. However, that still means thousands of divorces in California each year. Those divorces can mean considerable trauma and emotion for everyone involved: not just the divorcing spouses, but their children and, in many cases, those children’s grandparents. Many grandparents may wonder,

How Property Division Is Determined in Military Divorces

Military Divorce Law

Military members who retire after at least 20 years of service are entitled to a lifetime pension. Since this timeline often means retiring in their 40s, these pensions are often the biggest asset a military family owns. Depending on the service member’s rank, a pension can be valued at anywhere from around $330,000 to $1.2

What Happens To My Family Home In A Divorce?

Family Home Divorce Law

Deciding what happens to the family home is often one of the most difficult issues in a divorce. It affects the future living arrangements of the parties and any minor children. It also has tax ramifications and may affect the possibility of spousal support. If you want to know what to expect regarding the family

Is a Business Considered a Marital Asset in a Divorce?

Business Divorce Law

A business may or may not be considered a marital asset when partners divorce in California. All property is divided either by ownership, agreement, or court order. Ownership of a business may be determined by when the business was started, who contributed to the operation of the business, and what was agreed to regarding ownership

How is Child Custody Handled While a Divorce is Ongoing

Child Custody Divorce Law

One of the most acrimonious moments in a person’s life is when child custody is contested following a divorce.  If a parent doesn’t pursue parental rights, they will have limited contact with their kids for the duration of their childhood. Even worse, a parent’s right to visitation and custody may be taken away, restricting contact

Will a Divorce Leave Me With My Spouse’s Debts?

Divorce and Debt Law

Angela Powell met her husband when they were freshmen in college. They were married after graduation and they settled in Arizona. They consolidated their student loans under a federal program designed to help married couples, which helped lower their interest rates. Unfortunately, like many other marriages, theirs didn’t last.  Even though Angela’s husband had taken

Supervised Visitation – What You Need to Know

Visitation Lawyer

Many parents say change cannot come quick enough regarding the rules and laws surrounding supervised visitation of children amid custody disputes. Three tragic stories are at the center of this push for change in California laws.  In 2017, a Los Angeles woman requested sole custody of her 5-year-old son. Her ex-husband fought for full custody.