Agreed Property Divisions In Divorce Cases
With the Los Angeles Dodgers back in the National League Championship Series, the team is in the headlines because of its on-the-field performance. But a little over a year ago, the team was in the headlines because of what happened in divorce court. After the team won the World Series in 1988, a decade of under-achieving teams deflated fan interest, meaning that ballpark attendance and broadcast ratings both fell precipitously….Read More
How Do I Demonstrate Standard of Living in Litigation?
In California divorces, status quo is important. The status quo is the standing of living the two parties to the divorce enjoyed and had grown used to over the course of the marriage. Generally, family law courts will strive to maintain the marital standard of living when they are making a determination on spousal support. For many Californians with significant resources or a high net-worth, the standard of living can…Read More
How Soon Can I Get Spousal Support?
If you and your spouse have decided to separate or divorce, one of you may be planning to move out. While it is common for one spouse to move out after separation, in many cases it presents a financial problem. Where there was once one household being maintained on your family income, there are now two households that have to be paid for. This means that rent, utilities and other…Read More
How Do I Respond to a Petition and Summons?
If you have been served with a petition and summons, you must take action within a certain amount of time. Otherwise, your divorce will be considered uncontested and you may forfeit your rights in the divorce. It is always advisable you either respond in a timely manner or try to reach an agreement over the matters of the divorce with your spouse. If you have been served with divorce papers,…Read More
What Fees Are Involved in a Divorce?
Many people hold the opinion that divorce is expensive in every case. Some people may even be hesitant to file for divorce for fear of the cost. There are several costs that can make a divorce expensive, however getting an idea of where all these costs come from can help you make an informed decision on how to go about getting a divorce. Divorce Fees Costs from a divorce will include:…Read More
What Is a Declaration?
There are many court documents, or pleadings, involved in a divorce case. Some of the most important pleadings in a divorce case are declarations. A declaration is a written statement submitted by a party who can speak to the facts and circumstances of the case. Declarations must be sworn to be true and correct, and must signed under penalty of perjury. Because what is said in the declaration is taken…Read More
Who Can I Have as an Expert Witness in My Divorce Case?
You may think of an expert witness as someone who provides illuminating facts in criminal cases. However, they can be extremely helpful in divorce cases as well. Expert witness statements can facilitate case decisions in the face of highly disputed issues and facts. Expert witnesses can provide a valuable opinion on many issues in a divorce case, such as the fitness of a parent, the financial state of the marital…Read More
What Are Final Divorce Papers?
A divorce is finalized once a judge has signed the judgment and both parties to the divorce are in receipt of a copy of said judgment. The earliest this can happen is six months from the time the petition and summons, which begin the divorce case, were filed and served upon the respondent. A divorce judgment is a final decree, or court order, which outlines all the agreements and decisions…Read More