One of the most difficult things to go through in life is a death of a marriage, or a divorce.
When you have to think about the impact it has on your children, it is very difficult to take that leap for a divorce. Yet is it best for your children to grow up in 2 households, or to grow up in a toxic environment, teaching them that we need to tolerate unhappiness?
What if you don’t have minor children, and your spouse treats you poorly?
You or your spouse invested in a bitcoin (also known as a cryptocurrency), now what? Here are the questions you should ask to understand the impact it will have on your divorce.
It has been 3 years since your divorce has been finalized by way of Entry of Judgment, and you've been consistently paying spousal support (or as others like to call it, alimony). You've been married for 12 years, separated for 5 years, and have 1 child that is now 16 years old. The ex-spouse receiving support is now earning double the income he/she earned at the time of Entry of Judgment. The marital standard of living is specified in the Judgment as lower middle class.
Your request is now to either terminate spousal support or reduce spousal support to $0.00. What is the difference?
But first, we need to look at 3 important factors:
"My ex works for a transportation service company (i.e. Uber, Lyft) so that my ex doesn't pay me support. How do I prove to the Court that my ex is underreporting their income and not working to their earning capacity?"
Imagine spending $1 for a lottery ticket, and winning $83 million! What is the source of that $1? That is the deciding factor in whether you have to share any part of the winnings with your ex-spouse.
It is no secret that San Diego County is a military town. Often times, military families face very challenging and unique circumstances, especially when service members are subject to deployment. One of the most common domestic issues amongst military families is child custody issues. In California, service members are protected under Family Code Section 3047. In summary, a parent's deployment is not, by itself, sufficient to modify visitation orders. In fact, Family Code Section 3047 (e) provides: It is the intent of the Legislature that this section provide a fair, efficient, and expeditious process to resolve child custody and visitation issues when a party receives temporary duty, deployment, or mobilization orders from the military.
Narcissist. We hear this term often in our consultations. When asked whether the other party has been medically diagnosed as a narcissist, the answer is unanimously, "no." What exactly is a narcissist? Other than they are one of the most challenging personalities to tolerate, they deliberately cause conflict in any family law matter.
When we Google the term, in less than a second, Oxford defines it as "a person who has an excessive interest in or admiration of themselves." According to the MayoClinic, this is a personality disorder where one is impatient or angry when they do not receive special treatment, can easily feel slighted, react with rage, try to belittle others so he/she can appear superior, unable to regulate their emotions, unable to adapt to change, need to be perfect so they are moody, and secretly feel insecure, ashamed, vulnerable and humiliated.
Do you relate?
With separated parents on the rise, the following are the top 3 tips to save you from another heartbreak: