How to Behave in Court

Although this may seem obvious, we’d like go over how to behave in court. When going through a divorce or separation… or any appearance in court you make… your appearance can have a huge impact on the verdict. A judge (or jury) is swayed by everything, whether they intend to be or not. Daniel Clement shared the following tips about...

How Long Does It Take To Move On

Your divorce or separation could take days, months or years. But how long will it take to move on? First, you may not entirely know once you’ve hit that point. Does moving on mean start dating, not have feelings for your ex, or simply accepting the fact that you’re single? According to the Wall Street Journal, experts say it can take about two years....

Tips for Men

People often stress how difficult divorce can be for women, but it can be just as tough for men. In fact, research shows that men typically recognize that their marriage is in trouble later than women do. This can make accepting the divorce and moving on that much harder. It is important to us as divorce attorneys to ensure that you are also emotionally ok, and...

Life After Divorce For Men

Fathers, and mainly men in general, are underestimated when it comes to family and divorce.  In Love Counselor’s article, “Life After Divorce For Men,” men are advocated as equally important role models as mothers in an event of a divorce.  It seems as though men tend to get the short end of the straw when it comes to the court’s decision on divorce. ...

Divorce Court – What to Wear

As unjust as it may seem, people are often judged by the way they look. If you look neat and are well dressed you will most likely invoke a positive reaction. You have probably heard the old adage, “Clothes make the man or woman.” Most people believe that even though they may deny it. When you go to Divorce Court here are some tips on how to...

Set Divorce Guidelines

Most people tend to dive head first into a divorce. Often times this is due to high emotions or the longing to get the divorce process over as soon as possible. But a common mistake is a lack of strategic planning for anyone going through a separation or a divorce. Tips of Divorce blog says that many people try to tackle just one issue at a time and tend to the...

Surviving Divorce

An insightful contributor to The Huffington Post blog has recollected her strategies on how to survive a divorce.  Being a divorced woman herself, Jennifer Ball is able to share her experience with divorce and support those going through the process now with her own little divorce care package.  Here are 9 things Ball suggests will help you move forward with...

Divorcing a High Conflict Personality

Therapists are trained to help you become self-aware and self-confident when struggling through a divorce. Once you are self-aware, you can begin to find the right career, the right mate and the right track for your life. However, this is a “typical” scenario. And most people don’t understand that this type of therapy can actually make it very difficult...

How to Breakup Like a Gentleman

Orange County Divorce Attorney Topics: Men’s Health recently wrote an article about how to break up. We thought it was interesting because we know that the way someone chooses to end a marriage, divorce or separate, can have a substantial affect on the divorce or separation process. Here are the tips: Don’t be the victim. You may have gotten played...

My Beliefs Get in the Way

One of the ways I market my business is to attend networking events.  In early spring 2011, I attended an event where the featured speaker was a woman named Cricket Lee.  Cricket spoke about how she had spent years researching and testing to perfect pant fit for women.  She had a great story about her work and I chose to support her by ordering a pair of...

California Dissolution Timeline

A dissolution proceeding is initiated by the filing of a Petition by one party. The Petition is then served (either personally or by mail) upon the responding party. The party originally filing the Petition is known as the “Petitioner” and the other party is known as the “Respondent”. The date of service of the Petition on the Respondent...

Finding a Good Lawyer

Finding a Good Lawyer

Millions of men and women go through divorce proceedings every year and yet many give little thought to finding a lawyer that will best meet their needs. While a good lawyer will lead you through the divorce quagmire and hopefully get you the best possible results, the wrong lawyer can create more problems and add to the nightmare of divorce. You owe it to...

Steps To Protect Yourself During Divorce

Steps To Protect Yourself During Divorce

When you first learn that you’re being divorced, it may be a long-expected event or it may come as a complete surprise. Either way, there are certain steps you should take to protect yourself, your children and your finances. This does not mean stripping the family home and bank accounts bare. You should, however, take reasonable steps to safeguard your...

Divorce Mediation

WHAT IS DIVORCE MEDIATION? Divorce mediation is an alternative to fighting in court with your spouse through attorneys. Instead of court, parties who decide to use mediation work with a neutral third party mediator to negotiate issues concerning child custody and support, spousal support, and division of assets and debts. The mediator will help you to resolve...

Your Day in Court

Most dissolution cases involve at least one court hearing. The following information will assist you in knowing what to expect when you go to court. Many family law courts are run less formally than other types of civil litigation. However, family law is a civil proceeding, and certain formalities and rules are involved. It is a good idea to get a good...

When Can I Remarry?

Under California law there is a statutory “waiting period” of six months before the parties to a dissolution proceeding are legally returned to the status of single persons. The parties may not remarry until this waiting period has expired. The six-month period begins on the date the respondent was served with the appropriate documents or appeared in...

Simple Cases: Agreed and Uncontested

Some People are able to reach a simple resolution of their case, where they agree on an uncontested divorce. “Uncontested” means that: You and your spouse can agree outside of court about how you want to handle money, property, and parenting issues (for some, this means that your spouse won’t even have to file a response to your court...

Divorce Resources and links

Links California Divorce Information Sacramento County Public Law Library California Courts Superior Courts Contact Info Self-Help Center California Law: Support California Law:  Family Law Bar Associations State Bar of California San Diego County Bar Association Bar Association of San Francisco Sacramento County Bar Association Los Angeles County...