Helping good people get out of bad relationships starts with educating the client on the law and legal process.
Collaborative divorce is a family law procedure by which the two parties agree that they will not go to court, or threaten to do so.
Divorce mediation is now well-known and widely accepted. Mediation means different things to different people.
Grounds for Divorce
If we are to be technically precise, a California marriage dissolution or legal separation can be only be realized on grounds of irreconcilable differences or incurable insanity.
Regardless of the acrimony good parents should always do what is best for their children. At divorce this can be a challenge, but it does not have to be impossible.
Child support is an ongoing periodic payment made by a parent for the financial well-being of a child. California guideline child support process can be complicated at perplexing.
Commitments are made during marriage that create responsibilities at divorce. Spousal support is one of those issues.
California pioneered the concept of “community property” that has become the model for a good portion of the country.
Same Sex Families
This important and evolving area of the law can be confounding. Effective legal representation can make all the difference.
Domestic violence is defined as threatened or actual abuse from someone in your family or in your home or with whom you have a close relationship.
Japan, China, Taiwan, India, Pakistan, Canada, England, Germany, France, Turkey, Israel, Nigeria, Iran, Qatar, Brazil, Australia . . . These are some of the countries where our family law clients have come from, and some of the countries that we have handled cross-over family law cases with. More and more high net worth people from different countries are marrying each other. Many high net worth couples are maintaining several homes around the world, including in California. International divorces are much more complex than domestic divorces. Choice of forum and law, consideration of California child custody, California maintenance, and California property division outcomes, must all be assessed.