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?
When is money NOT a factor for every decision we make, then we would not care for the word, “affordable.” But, if you are reading this, then more likely than not, you don’t have funds set aside for legal services.
If you have the time (approximately 3-8 hours worth), then you can tap into resources readily available in your county. Since we are primarily based out of San Diego, we’ll provide you some information for resources here.
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 spouse and I have been married for 7 months, and it is not working out. We tried marriage counseling, vacationing together, vacationing apart, and even living apart for a couple weeks. This marriage was no-doubt a mistake.
Fortunately, we do not have children to co-parent for the next 18 years. We have no common assets or debts. I am convinced that we didn't enter into this marriage for the right reasons. I am ready to give up on this marriage, and move forward in my life.
Can we annul our marriage based off the short duration?
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.
With separated parents on the rise, the following are the top 3 tips to save you from another heartbreak:
"We live in Del Mar, but I am filing for divorce in Spain because that is where we got married." This is a common thought: needing to file for divorce in the same place one married.
That would make sense except what if you haven't lived there in years? No property. No bank accounts. No insurance policies. No club memberships. Nothing. You might go visit friends and family there once in a while though.
As we know, a divorce cannot be finalized overnight, especially if the property and or support issues are contested. If it is a contested divorce, then court appearances are likely required by you unless you have a competent attorney in that county. It would be great expense to make continuous overnight trips to attend hearings for your contested divorce. For these reasons, it does not make sense to file for divorce in the county you married.
However, what if the county you were married in has better divorce laws that result in your favor than your spouse? It makes the continuous overnight trips to attend hearings for your contested divorce worth it, right?