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Family Law Blog Posts

Read the latest blog posts from legal professionals regarding divorce, child custody and property division.

Can I Change My Child’s Last Name After a Divorce?

When couples get married, one spouse typically takes the last name of the other. While this trend has been becoming less and less popular in recent years, it is still a common practice. When that married couple has a child, Read More>

What to Do If You’ve Been Emotionally Abused During Your Divorce

After losing a spouse or child, nothing is more stressful than getting a divorce. If your spouse thinks that you’re to blame, they may go out of their way to make your life as difficult as possible. Sometimes this will Read More>

What’s the Difference Between Sole and Shared Custody?

One of the biggest challenges of getting divorced is figuring out who will get custody of the kids, and when. One of the first things that ha to be determined is whether one parent will have sole custody of the Read More>

My Wife and Kids Actress Claims Domestic Violence Led to Divorce

Tisha Campbell, best known for her role on My Wife and Kids, filed for divorce from her husband in 2018. Nearly one year later, she has disclosed the reason for the divorce. Campbell claims that estranged husband, actor Duane Martin, Read More>

Is My Spouse Entitled to My Inheritance When We Get Divorced?

One of the most trying aspects of divorce often involves figuring out how to divide and allocate marital assets. Before you can begin to discuss how assets are divided, you have to identify which assets must be allocated. In California, Read More>

Extreme Wealth Could Complicate Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos’ Divorce

The world’s richest man is getting divorced. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, recently announced that he and his wife MacKenzie were calling it quits after 25 years of marriage. The couple’s extreme wealth will certainly complicate the divorce. Community Read More>

Tyrese Gibson Asks Court to Limit Child Support Expenses

When parents get divorced, one often has the obligation of paying child support. This responsibility typically falls to the parent who either (a) spends less time with the child or (b) earns more money. When actor Tyrese Gibson divorced his Read More>

Audrina Patridge and Husband Choose Mediation to Help Finalize Divorce

What happens when parents can’t agree on the terms and conditions of their divorce? In many cases, turning to a process like mediation can be incredibly helpful. This is precisely what reality star Audrina Patridge and her estranged husband have Read More>

How Does Incarceration Affect a Parent’s Child Support Obligations?

It’s not uncommon for a child to experience parental incarceration at some point in their young lives. Parental incarceration simply means that one or more of the child’s parents is behind bars for a period of time. Having a parent Read More>

Am I Liable If My Spouse Causes a Car Accident?

No one gets up in the morning and expects to be involved in a car accident. Unfortunately, accidents happen every day. Accidents don’t just affect the drivers and passengers who were involved in the crash. Injuries, financial expenses, and emotional Read More>

Designing a Holiday Child Custody Plan

The winter holidays are right around the corner. This is usually a time when families in Los Angeles gather and spend time together. However, the holidays can be difficult for families when parents are divorced. Figuring out which parent will Read More>

What Happens If I Don’t Sign the Divorce Papers?

Divorce can be a challenging time in your life. This is particularly true if the decision to split up isn’t yours. It’s easy to want to avoid talking about divorce or thinking about the process, at all. You may even Read More>

Couples Rushing to Finalize Divorces Before the End of the Year

Couples across the country are racing to finalize their divorces before the end of the year. Courts have indicated that they are already seeing more divorce cases than is typical for this time of the year. Why? Starting January 1, Read More>

How a New California Law May Affect Your Pets in a Divorce

Divorce is tough on everyone involved – including family pets. To many, pets are like children. However, pets do not get the same treatment as kids in a divorce. Rather, pets are typically considered to be personal property in the Read More>

How Can Spouses Divide Property in a Divorce?

Divorce can be difficult for anyone. When you’re a celebrity and are worth millions of dollars, navigating a split can be even more complicated. Seven months after initially filing for divorce, actress Julie Bowen and her husband seem to have Read More>

Ex-NFL Player Asks Court to Annul His Marriage

Erik Kramer, an ex-NFL quarterback, recently asked a Los Angeles court to annul his marriage. He claims that he did not have the mental capacity to consent to the marriage. According to reports, Kramer attempted to take his own life Read More>

Student Loan Debt Is Destroying Marriage Among Young People

A healthy marriage takes a lot of hard work. You have to commit to working with your spouse and try to navigate life’s most difficult times together. Money and finances are often at the root of many marital problems. Unfortunately, Read More>

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt Struggle to Finalize Their Divorce

Angelina Jolie filed for divorce in September 2016. Nearly two years later, it does not seem as if Jolie and Pitt are any closer to finalizing their split. In California, divorcing spouses have an obligation to agree on the terms Read More>

Who Gets Custody of the Kids While a Divorce is Pending?

Divorce can affect the whole family. This is particularly true if you have children. One requirement of divorce is figuring out who gets custody of the kids, and when. Negotiating custody can take time. What happens during the process of Read More>

What is Palimony?

California does not recognize common law marriage. This means that the state will not consider you to be married no matter how long you and your partner live together. In order to enjoy the benefits that are extended to married Read More>

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