Divorce

Recent Posts in Divorce

  • 27-Jun-2019

    The Importance of Valuing Your Business in a Divorce

    Most people understand that spouses must divide their assets upon getting a divorce, including real estate, cars, money, and investment accounts. The process of distributing those assets is relatively straight forward because most marriages commonly ...
  • 19-Jun-2019

    Tracing Assets to Community or Separate Property

    Property division is an issue in divorce cases that the parties and courts end up spending much time litigating. For many people in California, property division isn’t a significant issue because the average married couple doesn’t acquire ...
  • 29-Apr-2019

    Gavel for Hire: The Underground World of Private Judges

    California’s underfunded and overwhelmed public courts have been a major issue for the state’s ability to administer justice, particularly for family law matters. According to the Judicial Council of California’s 2018 Court ...
  • 28-Feb-2019

    Understanding California's Proposed Child Support Evader Law

    A child support order is a civil judgement that dictates when and how often a parent is required to pay child support. California has very strict laws when it comes to issuing and enforcing child support orders. In fact, the court won’t even ...
  • 14-Nov-2018

    What to Do If Your Ex-Spouse Withholds Visitation

    While some parents are able to successfully co-parent their children after divorce, others aren’t. There are many cases in which the custodial parent withholds visitation—without a valid reason—from the noncustodial parent. ...
  • 9-Oct-2018

    Protecting Your Business in a Divorce

    If you own a business and are in the process of getting a divorce, you might be worried about its wellbeing and what will become of it after its visit to the chopping block. Even if you started the business before you and your spouse got married, ...
  • 14-Sep-2018

    How Reunification Therapy Helps with Parental Alienation

    Parental alienation syndrome (PAS) is one of the most heartbreaking effects divorce can have on a child. Typically occurring when one parent actively prevents their child from seeing their ex-spouse, PAS can cause serious rifts in the family dynamic, ...
  • 29-May-2018

    Can Online Dating Affect Your Divorce?

    Nearly everyone in the U.S. has access to the internet and uses it to video chat with friends, vent about work on social, stream movies illegally, or even find a date through any number of apps like Tinder, Bumble, and OkCupid. The options are ...
  • 18-Apr-2018

    How to Talk to Your Children About Your Divorce

    In a divorce, one of the toughest conversations you will experience in your life is telling your kids about it. For children, the breakup of the family unit can be devastating. Through their perspective, it appears to be the end of their world. That ...
  • 22-Feb-2018

    New Tax Law Eliminates Alimony Deduction

    Determining a reasonable alimony amount can be quite a challenge for divorcing spouses and lawyers alike. But due to the new tax law, however, it will be even tougher due to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. One provision scraps a 75-year-old tax deduction ...
  • 26-Dec-2017

    Using Mediation in Divorce to Overcome Frustrations & Obstacles

    Fighting your spouse for your best interests during a divorce is probably not high on your list of things you want to do. However, many divorcees cannot help but find themselves in the midst of frustrating arguments and heated conflicts as their ...
  • 17-Apr-2017

    7 Signs of Parental Alienation Syndrome

    During a divorce, lifestyle shifts can impact a child’s sense of balance and wellbeing. He or she may push away one parent or another as they struggle with trust issues. If this behavior is persistent, it is called Parental Alienation Syndrome ...
  • 12-Dec-2016

    Tips for Coping with Divorce During the Holidays

    While the holidays are traditionally a time of family get-togethers and joyful celebration, this time of year can be particularly rough for individuals who have recently divorced. In addition to magnifying feelings of loneliness, the holidays can ...
  • 26-Aug-2016

    Why Prenuptial Agreements Are Important

    If wedding bells are in your near future, you are probably both overwhelmed and excited about the changes and possibilities that will come with married life. While getting married is undoubtedly a time of celebration, it should also be a time for ...
  • 10-Aug-2016

    "Who Gets the Dog?" - How Property Is Divided in Divorce

    For many divorcing couples, the number one priority is keeping what they believe should be rightfully theirs once the marriage is officially over. The sentiment is understandable; giving a prized possession to someone you are trying to put at a ...
  • 3-Aug-2016

    Do I Need Grounds for Divorce in California?

    California, like all states, has a set of rules that determines who can marry who. But does it have laws that control who can divorce who? For years, people needed to have solid legal ground before filing for divorce. Since this started to feel a bit ...
  • 13-Jul-2016

    What Does CA Consider a Significant Change in Circumstances After Divorce?

    Every divorce should be finalized in a way that doesn’t put anyone through undue hardships. The whole idea of equitable property division and parental rights is that everyone is treated well and fairly. But sometimes what works during and ...
  • 30-Jun-2016

    Legal Separation in California FAQ

    When your marriage is no longer benefiting you and instead brings you stress and worry, it may be time to bring it to an end. If an annulment is out of the question due to legal statutes and you are not entirely committed to the idea and permanence ...
  • 25-Apr-2016

    The Importance of Preliminary Financial Disclosures

    Dividing assets, debts, and liabilities between divorcing spouses is one of the most important and contentious steps in the divorce process. In order to determine who gets what property, spouses must complete and exchange preliminary financial ...
  • 7-Apr-2016

    An Overview of Interstate Custody Arrangements

    Determining child custody in a divorce can be a contentious and complicated matter in any scenario, especially if a child’s parents live in two different states. When parents involved in a custody battle do not live in the same state, this can ...
  • 2-Feb-2016

    Is Your Prenuptial Agreement Valid?

    If you have been divorced before, you know how much trouble can arise in even the most amicable of endings. Property division, alimony, child custody and more can all quickly get tangled up in litigation and your word against your spouse’s. ...
  • 18-Jan-2016

    Protecting Assets and Property in a Divorce

    California State sees just about everything you and your ex once shared as “community property.” The idea is that during a divorce everything will be split fairly and equally while taking into consideration personal property that was ...
  • 12-Jan-2016

    Relocation After Divorce: What You Need to Know

    It is not uncommon for a person to desire to move away to a new location after a divorce in an effort to start fresh or pursue new employment. While this is certainly understandable, problems can arise if the person is a custodial or non-custodial ...
  • 4-Jan-2016

    Benefits of an Uncontested Divorce

    The thought of the typical divorce is sure to stir up imagery of heated arguments, bitter ends to once-promising relationships, and children feeling isolated or alienated. It can certainly be a trying, harrowing time for even the strongest of ...
  • 4-Dec-2015

    What Are the Different Approaches to Divorce in CA?

    Choosing a Method that Suits Your Needs There are a variety of methods that a couple can choose when separating. The most significant choice they can make when determining the distribution of assets, debts, and child custody arrangements is whether ...
  • 8-Oct-2015

    Enforcing Child Custody and Child Support in California

    When a judge makes a decision regarding child custody, it carries the force of law. Because of this, parents must comply with the terms of the established court order or face strict legal consequences. If a parent fails to cooperate, there are ...
  • 2-Sep-2015

    Should I Get a Collaborative Divorce?

    Unfortunately, not all married couples live happily ever after. Nearly 50% of marriages end in divorce in the United States, with many of them resulting in heated legal battles over the distribution of property and custody agreements. While divorce ...
  • 26-Aug-2015

    Prenuptial vs. Postnuptial Agreements

    While getting married can be a joyous occasion filled with smiles and hope for the future, sadly nearly 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. ultimately end in divorce. If you and your spouse should ever split up, determining who gets what can be a ...
  • 1-Dec-2014

    How to Handle Divorce during the Holidays

    "Happy Holidays!" your friends proclaim. Outwardly, you're smiling, but what about on the inside? It's a different story. An impending divorce can cast a shadow on anything, but the emotional turmoil seems to be amplified during the ...
  • 20-Aug-2014

    The Divorce Process in California

    The thought of filing for divorce can be an overwhelming one, especially if you are unfamiliar with the process and aren't sure about what you're getting yourself into. At Hanson, Gorian, Bradford & Hanich, we understand the stress and ...
  • 14-Mar-2013

    Custody Disagreements: How the Court Intervenes

    If you and your spouse are not able to agree on custody arrangements regarding your children after your divorce has been filed, then things may get a little difficult for a while. This is because it is often complicated for parents that are ...
  • 7-Dec-2012

    Preparing Financially for a Divorce

    Going through a divorce is never an easy process, even if you and your spouse are choosing to separate mutually. When filing for a divorce, there are many issues that the couple must sort through, including property, asset, and debt division; spousal ...