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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...

Many Issues Affect Who Gets the House in a Divorce

The family home is often the most valuable marital asset, so it is natural that both divorcing spouses will want to keep the house. In addition to its value, the family home helps the custodial parent provide a sense of continuity for the children. But both parties...

When Can California Courts Modify Spousal Support?

Spousal support is intended to allow both parties to afford similar lifestyles after divorce. Either party may be required to pay spousal support, or the court may determine that neither party needs it. Regardless of the provisions of the divorce decree, support...