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What is Conscious Uncoupling?

There are many words and phrases that can be used to describe the parting of ways: breaking up, separation, calling it quits, going your separate ways, taking time off, splitting up and ultimately, divorcing. However, a new term has recently become buzz worthy thanks to actress Gwynet

Divorce and Taxes: 3 Commonly Asked Questions During a Divorce Case

During the divorce process, several questions arise regarding taxation. While family law attorneys are generally not accountants or tax attorneys as well, we can offer limited guidance when family law and taxes overlap.  Although every divorce case is different, there are a few tax qu

Social Evaluation & Custody

What is a Social Evaluation and How is it Used to Determine Custody? If the court is making decisions that will impact your children, it’s scary – no matter the situation. However, if you’re getting divorced and you and your former spouse can’t agree on how you’ll share parental

California Divorce Statistics

How Do California Divorce Statistics Compared to the Rest of the Country? Though getting divorced might eventually bring a sense of relief, it certainly isn’t fun, and it typically isn’t easy. Fortunately, one of the benefits of getting divorced in the United States is that you’re far

How are Your Child Support Payments Determined in California?

Child support can be a contentious subject for any separating couple. To make matters even worse, calculating child support in California isn’t easy. In fact, the formula the courts use to determine a parent’s monthly payment is so complex that the state requires a computer program to

What Can You Expect in a Contested Dissolution?

No matter how hard you try, it’s not always possible to come to an agreement with your spouse regarding the terms of your dissolution or divorce. If you’re in this situation, you’ll likely be facing a contested dissolution – a dissolution in which both parties

Marriage Dissolution and Legal Separation – Which is Right for You?

Both dissolution (or divorce) and legal separation are court-recognized statuses that indicate you are no longer living with your spouse. The biggest difference between the two is your legal marriage status. If you choose dissolution, your marriage is legally ended. If you choose a se

How Does Divorce Affect Your 401k and Pension Earnings?

In general, if you’re getting divorced, you will have to split your 401k and pension with your former spouse, unless you and your spouse agree to a different arrangement. However, because the value of these assets may change, determining exactly how to divide them can be challen

What Should You Know About the Difference Between Legal and Physical Child Custody?

While divorce always affects children, there are steps you can take to reduce the impact. Understanding different types of custody and their implications for your family is the first step to making good decisions for your children during and after divorce. Physical Custody In most cas

Effective, Efficient and Quality Representation are the Keys to Successful Divorce

How do You Find the Right Divorce Lawyer? Finding the right attorney to represent you in something as personal as a divorce can be overwhelming. All across the internet, experts suggest interviewing a few attorneys to find the right fit for you, but what do you actually look for? Well