Category Archives: Marriage

Can I do my own Divorce without any attorney?

Approximately 70% of divorce cases in California have at least one party who is self-represented, meaning they do not have an attorney. When you appear in a case without an attorney, you will be considered “pro per” which means you … Continue reading

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Community Property and Separate Property in California

In a California Divorce, property division is based on the concepts of community and separate property. Community property is property that was acquired during marriage by the parties, and is equally split at the time of divorce. The way to … Continue reading

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What Not To Do In A Child Custody Dispute

In Family Law, child custody disputes can be the most emotional types of cases. Parents involved often allow their emotions towards each other to dictate what direction they take the case in, which often leads to unnecessary court appearances and … Continue reading

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A Worst Case Scenario for a Child Custody Case

In Family Law, child custody matters can be the most difficult emotionally, and unfortunately, some parents will go to great lengths to cut the other parent out of the child’s life. A recent story in the Los Angeles Times ( … Continue reading

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Summary Dissolution: The Simplified Way to Getting Divorced in California

If you qualify, there is a simplified and more cost-efficient way to get divorced in California that a standard divorce petition. It is called Summary Dissolution of your marriage, and while it will not expedite your divorce action (you still … Continue reading

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Marital Agreements and the McCourt Dodger Ownership Battle

In the highly publicized divorce case affecting ownership of the Los Angeles Dodgers, a Judge in Los Angeles ruled that the Marital Agreement between the McCourts was invalid. The agreement purported to give Frank McCourt sole ownership of the Dodgers. … Continue reading

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