California Divorce Resources
- Spousal Abuse Against Women
Domestic violence has many forms, including physical violence, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, intimidation and economic deprivation. The FBI reported that domestic violence claims the lives of more than four women each day. As attorneys, we are grateful to have the opportunity to help women leave these horrific situations.
- What are Fathers’ Rights?
Fathers Rights in California
Many would argue that there is a gender bias in family court. What is interesting is that some vehemently argue that the court favors women, while others claim that the court has a bias towards men. Each side sees bias; in fact, the court used to routinely award custody to the mother, assuming that she was the more “nurturing” parent. Today, states like California assume that each parent has equal rights and responsibilities regarding a child, but many feel that fathers’ rights are systematically ignored in favor of the mother. Is this true? What matters is whether or not it is true in your case.
- While Money Doesn’t Cause Divorce, It Must Be Protected
For decades, it’s been thought that financial stress is among the main causes of divorce. Sure spouses fight over money. One spends too much while the other doesn’t earn enough. But is financial difficulty a major culprit in the filing of divorce? Recent university research says, no.
Jan Anderson, an associate professor at California State University, wrote his doctoral dissertation on the subject. Like many Americans, Anderson’s parents divorced when he was a child. And like many, he believed in the notion that money problems are among the leading causes of divorce. As an adult he even taught courses in personal finance to help people develop better money skills to save their marriages.
- Signs that Your Marriage May Be Heading to Divorce
A simple search for “signs of divorce” will bring up a multitude of expert articles all proclaiming the top signs that divorce may be looming in your future. However, it’s important to note that whether you fall under one category or all five, or 10, or 15, that doesn’t mean that you will get a divorce. It doesn’t have to be doom and gloom when reading about signs that your marriage could be failing. Instead, we’ve researched the main recurring signs or themes that you may be experiencing in your own marriage and have broken them down to help you see what you can do to try and save your own marriage.
- How Long Does Divorce Take in California
If you’re planning on filing for a divorce in the state of California, after you have made sure that you have fulfilled the residency requirements of one party living in the state for at least six months and the county you’re filing in for at least three months, you’re probably wondering how long the case will take to complete. While you may want to put everything behind you and move on with your new life, your divorce cannot legally be finalized earlier than six months from the date that the petition is served upon the respondent.
- No Fault Divorce in California
If you are considering getting a divorce in the state of California, the phrase “No Fault Divorce” has probably come up in conversation or you may have come across it while you were doing some research. It is a fairly simple term to understand, but there is some basic information that you should be aware of.
- What Is The Difference Between Divorce And Legal Separation in California?
Divorce Is Final
Divorce is final and a way for a couple to put closure on a relationship that has weathered too many storms to continue. After mediation, arbitration, or litigation, couples will no longer be married. Their property will be separated, support will be decided, and if there are children, custody orders will start to take effect. Since a lot of time and thought goes into the final decision to divorce, couples should be absolutely certain that divorce is the right option for them.
- Find the Best Legal Representation for Your Divorce
You are about to enter into uncharted territory. You will soon be going through the divorce process and are unaware of not only the enormous economic strain that a divorce can have on you, but also the large amount of time that the process can consume. This is a very serious matter; without the proper precautions, you could be swept into a lengthy court battle that could end up costing you a hefty sum.
- Are You Being Threatened by a Vindictive Spouse?
Going through a divorce is difficult. Oftentimes, no matter what the circumstances are, one or both spouses will feel that they are entitled to more assets, more of the community money, or even feel that they have the rights to full custody of the children. Obviously, with tension and emotions running at extremely high levels at this time, thoughts like these are inevitable and are bound to spark a string of worrisome threats.
- Is Your Marriage Over?
Are you feeling like divorce is your only option? Are deep seeded anger, a history of hurt feelings, and an even longer history of unresolved arguments overwhelming you with the thought that it may finally be time to throw in the towel on your marriage? Have counseling and multiple attempts at restructuring your relationship and changing how you and your spouse communicate not worked out how you had hoped? If you find yourself in this situation, it may indeed be time to consider getting a divorce. If you are still unsure though, there are a few things to look for that may help you make it easier to move on from your marriage.
California Divorce Blog
- New California Law Will Allow For More Than Two Legal Parents
- Spruce Up Your Home
- How to Prepare For Your First Mediation Session
- Using Experts in Divorce
- Negotiate or Litigate
- Telling Your Child He/She Needs Therapy
- Taking to Children About Divorce
- Divorce Basics
- Know Your Rights with a Restraining Order
- Dealing with Change
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