How abused women can safely seek a divorce

  For women who try to make a financial break from an abusive spouse, the end of a marriage can be tricky and sometimes dangerous. One of the problems that an abused spouse seeking divorce faces is a lack of knowledge about the couple’s finances. Experts say that abusive spouses often use money to control [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00April 11th, 2012|Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on How abused women can safely seek a divorce

Husband’s choice: Facebook apology or jail

  A choice between a two-month jail term and posting a month’s worth of regrets on Facebook recently prompted an estranged husband to pick a punishment of apologies. A divorce court judge ordered the separated husband to jail or to recant social media comments that painted an “unfavorable” picture of his wife. The daily apologies, [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00April 5th, 2012|Divorce, Family Law|Comments Off on Husband’s choice: Facebook apology or jail

Pet custody increases in divorce cases

  They always said California sets the trends….Divorces can be contentious at times. Decisions have to be made regarding child custody, alimony, and property division. But what happens to the pets? California divorces are changing in regard to how family pets are considered in divorce proceedings. In the past, California courts may have generally assigned [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:05+00:00April 3rd, 2012|Child Custody, Divorce|Comments Off on Pet custody increases in divorce cases

What kinds of assets are divided in a divorce?

The parties in a divorce must divide all marital or community property owned by the parties. Marital property generally includes most of the property the couple acquired during the marriage. Examples may be the marital home, second home, furnishings and appliances, artwork, vehicles, financial assets, investments, retirement accounts and privately owned businesses. The value of [...]

By |2011-08-01T09:59:20+00:00August 1st, 2011|Divorce|Comments Off on What kinds of assets are divided in a divorce?

What is the legal divorce process like?

Some divorces are simple and can be handled with a minimum amount of court involvement. However, most divorces are more complex and can take many different courses. The following is a basic outline of the divorce process. One spouse contacts a lawyer, who prepares a complaint setting forth the reason for the divorce. The complaint [...]

By |2011-08-01T09:58:19+00:00August 1st, 2011|Divorce|Comments Off on What is the legal divorce process like?

Top 10 Things to Do Before Getting a Divorce. Free Report

Top 10 Things to Do Before Getting a Divorce: 1.Consider all options- counseling, mediation. 2.Consult with an a family law attorney, we can help (225)706-3333 3.Obtain and make copies of pay stubs, tax returns, retirement account statements, bank statements, car titles, real estate documents, insurance policies, and a credit report. Make those copies outside the [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:06+00:00August 1st, 2011|Divorce, Free Reports|Comments Off on Top 10 Things to Do Before Getting a Divorce. Free Report

Under what circumstances will the court award alimony or spousal support?

The obligation of spouses to support each other does not necessarily terminate when they divorce. If the divorce will leave one spouse with very little income and the other with enough to contribute to the low-income spouse’s support, the court will usually award alimony, at least temporarily. Historically, spousal maintenance was awarded to homemaker wives, [...]

By |2017-05-18T22:53:06+00:00July 21st, 2011|Alimony, Divorce, FAQ, Spousal Support|Comments Off on Under what circumstances will the court award alimony or spousal support?
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