Are California Divorce Rates Rising?

As the economy recovers divorce rates naturally increase. An increase in divorce isn’t looked at positively by most people, but in this case, these are people that couldn’t afford a divorce although they’re unhappy in their marriage… and now they can. Silver lining. An important factor noted in a Los Angeles Times article is the drop in...

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...

More Women Requesting Prenups

People used to think that prenuptial agreements were just for celebrities or the super-wealthy. That’s no longer the case. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers recently released results from a survey: 63 percent of divorce attorneys say they’ve seen an increase in prenups over the past year. And just as importantly, 46 percent said they saw...

Divorce Coping Basics

A guest post from Dr. Kristine Turner… What is the number one issue between divorcing couples? I believe that control is the number one issue in any relationship and it becomes particularly clear when that relationship is falling apart, i.e. a divorce. How do control issues affect the divorce process? How you act in the divorce process can ultimately...

Five Pre-Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

When considering divorce, there will be thousands of things swirling through your mind at a million mils per hour. And it’s easy to overlook something or not see something clearly. Debbie Martinez with HuffPost Divorce recently shared these five mistakes people considering divorce often make: 1) Not meeting with a financial planner before mediation. Many...