Do I Have to Sell My Home in a California Divorce?
Dividing marital property can be one of the most challenging aspects of the divorce process. Figuring out what to do with the family home is perhaps the biggest challenge of all. You may find that you want to keep the family home, but your spouse would rather sell it. Do you have to sell the family home if you’re getting a divorce in California? Not necessarily. While selling may be…Read More
Can I Do My Divorce Online?
The Internet has changed how we do many things, from shopping to dating to even divorce. Today, many aspects of a divorce can be done online and through various forms of electronic records filing and communication. However, just as getting married involved getting your marriage license in person and being joined in union in person, getting a divorce requires some proof that you actually exist and that both parties are…Read More
How are International Divorces Handled?
Many Californians have business or other interests that take them to other countries. However, if you or your spouse previously lived in California but one of you have maintained a California residency, you may still be able to file for divorce as any Californian resident would. In California, you can file for divorce in the county either one of you live in. For example, if you live in one county…Read More
How is My Personal Information Protected in a Divorce?
Confidentiality is a major concern for those filing for divorce and for a good reason. A lot of personal information will be exchanged between various parties as your divorce is worked out and discovery is exchanged. Discovery is the documents and information you exchange with the other party to the divorce, or more likely their attorney, prior to trial. This will include many records and documents that contain personal information….Read More
What Does In Good Faith Mean?
As you talk to attorneys and read about the divorce process, you may come across the term “good faith”. Being in good faith basically means you are participating in or contributing to something honestly and fairly, adhering to the guidelines and expectations of that certain act or thing. On the other hand, bad faith implies dishonesty, negligence and a disregard for responsibility and duty. For example, one spouse may be…Read More
What is a Certified Family Law Specialist?
When you are looking for a good family law attorney, you may be surprised to find out just how many attorneys claim to practice family law and handle divorces. While it is true many practicing attorneys can handle a divorce, if their specialty is in another field, they may be no better prepared to handle a divorce than you are. Attorneys that practice family law exclusively are the best bet…Read More
What Should I do Before Filing for Divorce?
Filing for a divorce is a big step. It may be a relief after dealing with a troubled relationship or you may feel it was an abrupt decision on your spouse’s part. Either way, the divorce process will be difficult. Prior to filing for divorce, you should familiarize yourself with the divorce process and what you might be facing in the near future. Do some online research, talk to divorced…Read More
What is an Uncontested Divorce?
Couples decide to divorce when they simply cannot make things work anymore. However, while divorce is usually brought on by conflict, sometimes a couple can agree in full with the terms of the divorce and all its components. This is called an uncontested divorce. When you serve your spouse with a summons and petition for dissolution of marriage, along with any other forms relevant to your case, they have a…Read More