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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 ServicesIn 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

Military Pay in Divorce Cases All of us here at Family Law Center, APC, wish you a happy Veterans Day. We thank those that have served our country for their courage and sacrifice. We work with many veterans in their divorces, helping to skillfully and compassionately...... Read more

The following is a summary of an article published recently in the Wall Street Journal:1.  ‘Marriage is going out of fashion.’The percentage of American adults who’ve never been married has reached a record high, according to the Pew Research Center.In 2012, about 20% of adults...... Read more

DIVORCE OPTION WORKSHOP with SACRAMENTO COLLABORATIVE GROUP NOVEMBER 8THCarol Delzer, MFT, Mediator-Attorney, will be presenting a Divorce Option Workshop with a team from the Sacramento Collaborative Practice Group on: November 8th Registration 8am to 8:30am Workshop 8:30am to 1:00pm Courtyard...... Read more

Discovery in Family Law Cases California family law requires full and accurate disclosure of all assets and liabilities during the divorce process. However, there may be times where it does not appear that the other party is being truthful or forthcoming. You should first try to...... Read more

Children Harmed By Exposure to Domestic Violence by James J. TiehmDomestic violence can have a great impact on the divorce process. There are different types of domestic violence (e.g., intimate terrorism, violent resistance, situational couple violence). It can escalate during the divorce...... Read more