10 Questions To Ask a Divorce Attorney

Do you specialize in divorces, or are divorces just a part of your practice? Are you a certified family law specialist in California? What is your strategy for my case? How long will it take to resolve my case? How long to you take to return phone calls? How do I get a hold of you if there is an emergency? What do you consider to be an emergency? Will anyone...

Top 10 Ways To Save Money During Divorce

by Laura Gitlin-Petlak, Esq 1. Become knowledgeable about the California divorce process. Read information on this Web Site so that you can ask more intelligent questions from your lawyer. 2. Know when to hold them and when to fold them. The less bitterly fought your divorce is, the less it will cost. On the other hand, if you are a push- over, your long term...

Top 10 Ways To Protect Yourself During Divorce

Spend as much time as you can with the kids, stay with the kids as much as possible If you have children, do not leave the family residence Do NOT allow your spouse to take the children and leave Keep a journal of all threats, incidents, contact with the children and other significant events Make copies of all important financial and business records for the...

Top Threats Made During A Divorce

On an almost daily basis I receive calls from panicked clients who have been threatened by their spouse. These threats are often gravely concerning to my clients, but in fact few of them should be as they are often made in an attempt to scare and intimidate you, and get you to back off. The following is a list of common threats that are made by vindictive...

10 Ways To Protect Your Assets In Divorce

by Laura Gitlin-Petlak, Esq.  1. Identify your family heirlooms. It is important to know that heirlooms given to you alone (as opposed to things that were given to you and your spouse) by your family do rightfully belong to you, whether they were given to you prior to your marriage or after you and your spouse married. Also know that there are steps you can...