California Divorce Articles

Beware of the Pitfalls of Estate Planning During a Divorce

Furthermore, when individuals complete their divorce, they are not always immediately motivated to revisit their estate plan. It is important for both family law practitioners and estate planners to advise their clients who are involved in divorce as to potential pitfalls regarding the ramifications to their estate plan. They will need to understand what happens …

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What is Family Law?

Legal issues pertaining to the family can be highly emotional and bitterly contentious. It is important to know your rights, the rights of any children you may have, and how the process will unfold. The law firm of Bohm Wildish specializes in all aspects of California family law, including the following: • Prenuptial Agreements • …

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Spousal Support: The Big Picture

Divorce is life changing. There’s loss of family, heartache and separation of equity and marital assets. What you’ve been building and creating over your adult life in a moment can get torn to shreds. And when it comes to trying to reassemble your life, you may be faced with paying years—perhaps decades—of spousal support. How …

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Are Prenuptial Agreements in California Only for the Wealthy?

You have probably heard the words “prenuptial agreement,” “premarital agreement,” or the more popular shortened form of the legal term, “prenup.” These words, often carrying a negative connotation, are mentioned often in regards to Hollywood marriages and nuptials between very wealthy couples. But it is a common misconception that prenuptial agreements only benefit the rich …

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California Divorce Attorney Advice: Coping with your Divorce

You have just gone through a divorce or are in the process of it, and you are feeling low. After spending years with your former spouse, you may now feel alone or be concerned with what your future holds. At this time it is okay to feel grief, uncertainty and maybe even betrayal. These thoughts …

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You’ve Just been Served with a Divorce Petition – Now what?

If you have been served with a petition for dissolution of marriage, you are probably wondering what your options are. In most cases, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced California divorce attorney that will be able to answer all of your questions and concerns, as well as give you advice for …

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How to Ensure You’ll be in the Best Position Before your California Divorce

Divorce is likely to be one of the hardest decisions that you have ever contemplated or have ever encountered. With that in mind, you may be wondering if there is anything that you could possibly do to gain the upper hand in this situation or if there is any way that you could put your …

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Determining the Duration of Spousal Support for California Divorces

When a marriage ends, it is vital that you have the ability to hold on to the things that are the most important to you. If you have children you are going to want to ensure that matters dealing with child support are properly taken care of first. You will then want to guarantee that …

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Murder your spouse, go directly to Jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200.00.

California law currently provides that if someone is convicted of attempting to murder his or her spouse, the intended victim is entitled to 100% of the community property interest in his or her retirement and pension benefits.  (Fam C §782.5) However a recent law amends known as AB 2574 amends this statute to extend its …

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