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Why Do Marriages Fall Apart? Why do marriages fall apart? Bottom line: in the eyes of the law marriages end because of irreconcilable differences. Period. It doesn’t matter if you and your spouse grew apart, or one of you betrayed the other, or you simply don’t share the same core values and...... Read more

Are you a concerned family member, friend or co-worker? Are you trying to find family law answers for the person you care about? While it may be your intention to help, sometimes the best help is handing the phone number, email or website to the person in need of divorce advice or family law...... Read more

THE THINGS YOU AS A CLIENT MAY BE GOING THROUGH You are not seeing your children as much as you would like to. Grieving the loss of your marital partner. Fear around money including having to pay the other party child support. Or you may fear how you will support your children and how...... Read more

ABC News 10 Interview with Carol Delzer Valentine’s Day is this weekend – which studies say mean divorce attorneys are about to get very busy. While it only costs $435 to file for a divorce in California, the total for many couples can make several hundred dollars seem tiny. But there...... Read more

The Dangers of an On-Line Divorce- When faced with a divorce where do you go? Divorce Busters online?  Or do you use the internet to instruct you on How to do your own divorce?  Have you seen advertisements on the internet about how easy divorce can be through use of the internet? The...... Read more

On Monday, July 20, 2015, the California Supreme Court held that a couple must be living apart to be deemed separated. Now, as an “indispensable threshold requirement,” the parties must be living in separate residences when determining the date of separation in a divorce case. This...... Read more

Social media is an effective and fun way to stay connected with others. However, if you are not careful, this virtual lifestyle could potentially lead to self-sabotage in your family law case. Social media can offer a treasure trove of information for the other side in a legal case and has the...... Read more

In a family law case involving complex issues or an uncooperative party, discovery (e.g., interrogatories, requests for production of documents) may be necessary to gather information and documents. After the other party serves their responses to such requests, you may move to compel further...... Read more

Student loans are rapidly becoming a reality for most. Unfortunately, when splitting up comes into the picture, there is no divorcing your debt. Any student loans will need to be addressed during the division of assets and debts in your divorce. In general, a student loan is the separate...... Read more

Special issues arise in a divorce case when one party lives outside of California, especially if they live outside of the country. The United States is a party to two multilateral treaties on service of process. Depending on the country, additional steps may be necessary in the family law process...... Read more

Today the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize such a marriage when lawfully licensed and...... Read more

Many parents decide to enroll their children in private school. However, that decision is complicated when parents are separating or divorcing. The determination of whether to split the costs of private school may be considered as part of a child support order. Under California child support law,...... Read more

Many families treasure summer as a time to travel, whether to visit family or embark on adventures. Divorced, divorcing, or separated parents face custody concerns that should be considered when making travel plans to avoid unnecessary stress and litigation. These include: Standard Family...... Read more

One of the questions frequently asked of attorneys is, “How much does mediation cost?” The answer varies, depending on each couple’s situation, and is difficult to quantify, but here are some things to keep in mind. As-Needed Services In many ways, you’re already accustomed to paying...... Read more

As difficult as the divorce process is, one way to make it less stressful emotionally is to work with your spouse when making decisions regarding ending your marriage. No matter how long you’ve been together, there are many details that need to be sorted through and decisions need to be reached...... Read more