Category: Family Law

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Tips for Making Divorce Easier on Your Kids

February 19, 2021

Divorce is hard on everyone involved in it, especially the children. You and your spouse may no longer be able to live together. But you must both now live for your children, and you must do your utmost to protect them from the consequences of the divorce.  To do right by your children, you must […]

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Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce

February 12, 2021

When a married couple divorces, there are certain procedures that must be followed in order for the divorce to be valid. A divorce may be contested or uncontested, depending upon whether the parties agree on the terms of the divorce. The processes are different for a contested divorce than in an uncontested divorce. In either […]

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New Job, New Year, how do child custody adjustments work?

January 15, 2021

The divorce was hard, but you are trying to be a good parent. In most instances, courts grant shared custody as part of divorce settlements. There is a custodial and a non-custodial parent. If you are the non-custodial parent, then you must agree to all big decisions concerning your child. You must also pay child […]

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Tips for a Happier New Year after Divorce

January 08, 2021

Your New Year’s celebration may not have been as happy as everyone else’s. You have recently divorced and going through the holiday served only as a reminder that you will begin this year without a family. Or, it may be the first-year anniversary of your divorce, which can be just as painful and hard to […]

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Tips for Divorce During the Holidays

December 18, 2020

Divorce is one of the hardest things to get through. It is especially hard during the holidays. If this is your first Christmas season since the divorce, it is natural to experience feelings of anxiety, sadness, and loneliness. The best way to get through the season with your dignity and mental health is to plan […]

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What is a High Asset Divorce? How a Lawyer can Help

December 11, 2020

Divorce is a difficult thing to get through. Fear, anger, anxiety, and uncertainty may all be feelings you experience during the process. Matters will be even more complex if the divorce involves the division of business assets, multiple homes, wide-ranging investments, and debt. To protect your material interests, you will need to hire a Pleasanton […]

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How to Handle Child Custody over the Holidays

November 13, 2020

Disputes involving child custody can often arise during the holidays. Because parents cherish their time with family during the holidays, each wants to try and maximize their custodial time. If there is not a clear custody agreement or order, then one parent may have their time limited. To avoid holiday child custody issues, you should […]

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Common Misconceptions about Prenuptial Agreements

October 16, 2020

What Is a Prenuptial Agreement? A prenuptial agreement is a written contract that the husband-to-be and wife-to-be draw up before they get married. A prenuptial agreement lists each person’s assets and debts. It also lists each person’s property rights if the marriage ends in divorce. Typical Misconceptions about Prenuptial Agreements Some of the typical misconceptions […]

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Divorce and Community Property

October 02, 2020

California is one of only a few states in the country that is a community property state. Community property laws become relevant when dividing property and debts in a divorce. To understand how community property laws apply to your situation, you should contact a Pleasanton divorce and family law attorney. What is community property? In […]