Helping Your Child Through Divorce

Divorce is difficult for everyone involved, no matter the circumstances. For children, however, a divorce can signal the end of family as they know it, which can result in a great deal of anxiety, confusion, and fear. However, there are some proactive steps that you can take in order to help your child better deal with your divorce.

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What Duty Do I Have to Preserve Community Property During Our Divorce?

When a couple marries, they enter into a fiduciary relationship with one another. This means that they owe each other the duty to reasonably preserve and protect property and not dispose of it without the other’s consent. This duty is similar to the duty that business partners owe one another, or that a bank owes its customers. The fiduciary duty … read more

What to Expect at Your Child Custody Hearing

No two child custody hearings are alike, but there are some similarities that are common to most hearings. Court proceedings related to child custody are never easy. They tend to be stressful, emotional, and sometimes infuriating. No matter the circumstances, you should educate yourself on what to expect at your child custody hearing by meeting with your attorney and asking … read more

What is the Difference Between Separate and Community Property?

California is a community property state. This means that any property that a couple accrues during a marriage, either individually or jointly, is community property, and thus subject to division in their divorce proceedings. Property owned by a spouse prior to the marriage, however, is often separate property, and thus not subject to division in divorce proceedings. There are some … read more

Do I Pay Taxes on Spousal Support?

In many divorce cases, one spouse may be ordered to pay the other spouse maintenance, or spousal support. This is a sum of money paid on a weekly or monthly basis in order to provide financial support for the spouse. Typically, spousal support becomes an issue when one spouse has an earning capacity and/or income that is substantially higher than … read more