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
How Does Social Media Play a Role in the Divorce Process?
You may think of social media as a venue where you can share with your friends what is going on in your life. Social media is a great venue for expressing yourself and your views however isn’t the best place for divorce talk. If you are going through a divorce, you likely have a lot to say about the subject, as it can be a long and complex process filled…Read More
What is Used as Evidence in a Divorce Trial?
Divorce trials are much like other trials. They involve witnesses, testimony, evidence and arguments. Evidence is gathered and exchanged during the process of discovery. Discovery is a fact-finding process that requires each party to a divorce exchange information and/or documents requested by the other party. This generally takes place leading up to a trial and helps each side prepare their argument. Discovery can include: bank statements and other financial documents,…Read More
Do I Have to Appear in Court for My Divorce?
California does not have any law requiring you to appear in court for your divorce. You have a few options for how to handle your divorce and some do not involve appearing in court at all. First, if you and your spouse can agree on all issues in the divorce, you may simply draft up your agreements, sign off on them, and submit them, along with the appropriate documents, to…Read More
Can I Travel During Divorce Litigation?
If your divorce is in litigation, you may have several hearings before your issues can be resolved. You are probably in disagreement with the other party over one or more issues and might be having your attorneys fighting for what you want in court, if you are not representing yourself. In most cases, you do not need to have much in-person involvement while your attorney does this. You may need…Read More
What Happens in a Divorce Trial?
A divorce can be finalized through a few routes. Divorces can be executed out of court when both spouses agree on all the issues at hand. They can also work with a mediator or other neutral party to work out any remaining conflicts. If there is significant conflict, the divorce may need to enter into litigation where you and your spouse will bring the issues to court, with or without…Read More