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Parenting Plans Are More Than Just a Legal Requirement

Also known as custody and visitation agreements, parenting plans typically become the basis for the order the court issues as part of your divorce. While these documents are required when divorce affects the futures of minor children, they actually serve as important...

How to Select the Right Family Lawyer for Your Needs

When choosing an attorney to guide you through sensitive family issues, look for someone who pays as much attention to your personal needs as to the practical legal concerns. You have limited opportunities to make the right choice. If you know what to look for,...

When Do California Courts Require Supervised Visitation?

Even though most parents want free access to their children, certain circumstances require visitation in the presence of a neutral third party to make sure the children remain safe. While this arrangement may seem restrictive, it allows a parent to have access to...

Does California Law Offer Options for Ending a Marriage?

In my years as a family law attorney, I have learned that couples fall in love for many reasons and that there are just as many reasons they want marriages to end. While some of my clients cannot resolve severe conflict in their relationships, others simply grow apart...

Most Divorces Are Based on Irreconcilable Differences

I encourage clients to pursue an uncontested divorce whenever possible, but you always have the option of a contested divorce. I consider the details of your specific situation before recommending the most appropriate type of divorce. Although there is some dispute...

California Law Limits the Actions of Divorcing Couples

To protect the children and help ensure a fair divorce settlement, California law places automatic restrictions on the parties in a divorce. Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (ATROs) — though they may sound frightening — exist to get the divorce process off to a...

Are Premarital Agreements Ironclad in California?

The terms of a well-drafted premarital agreement are generally enforceable, subject to the same basic requirements that apply to any contract in California. Still, these documents can have a profound effect on the lives of entire families. Disputes expose premarital...

Your Teens’ Social Media Activities Can Affect Your Divorce

About 1.19 billion people use Facebook, which is only one of the many social media available. Because these sites are so widely used, I consider a review of the social media activities of my clients and their spouses a vital preparatory step in the divorce process....

Do Children Need Their Own Custody Attorneys?

Even in highly contested child custody proceedings, the courts can typically make well-informed decisions based on the evidence provided by the attorneys for the parents. In some cases, however, the interests of the children can be protected only by their own legal...

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