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How Divorce and Custody Issues Can Create Childhood Trauma

The Effects of Divorce on Children

Most couples in the midst of a divorce and who have children often don’t take into consideration the effect the separation will have on their kids. Indeed, such issues can create sometimes irreversible childhood trauma, ultimately leading to a plethora of other problems for those children down the line and later in life. The fact of the matter is separation and divorce are painful processes that regularly disrupt the lives of Californians on a regular basis, and for the majority of children who are right in the middle of this dissolution of their parents’ marriage, a combination of painful feelings,...

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The Ins-and-Outs of Legal Separation in California

Legal Separation in California

Unbeknownst to a significant number of residents living in the Golden State, filing for legal separation is similar to the divorce process, the primary difference being that the parties’ marital status does not end upon division of marital assets and debts. Put succinctly, the “legal separation” process in California allows couples to lead separate lives, though the marital status isn’t eradicated; the petitioner must file a petition for legal separation, and the respondent must file a response – or the matter proceeds by default. What’s more, both parties must exchange disclosures, which are considered mandatory, and the same process applies...

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Top Five Tips for Finding a Divorce Lawyer

There are few things in life as messy as a divorce. From the ranges of emotions that raise stress to unparalleled levels to the toll the entire process places on everyone involved, including children, separation of husband and wife is just a cruel reality we sometimes find ourselves in. When it comes time to find the right lawyer for your particular needs, it’s imperative that you are armed with all the essentials necessary – after all, this is a legal battle that both sides want to win, for a myriad of reasons. In this post, we’re going to share our...

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Understanding the Basics of Family Law: How Does it Differ from Other Types?

Family Law Reoseville Ca

Put succinctly as possible, family law deals with family-related issues and domestic relations, with most practices focusing on representing clients in a divorce – and dealing with the issues usually attached to divorce, such as division of marital property, child support/custody and alimony. Family lawyers are also responsible for drafting postnuptial and prenuptial agreements and litigating related matters; there are some family attorneys that represent perpetrators or victims of domestic violence in civil protection order proceedings (and defend clients accused of domestic violence in criminal proceedings). Further, guardianship/adoption, juvenile delinquency and child abuse/neglect all fall under the category of family...

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What to do When You Need Child Support Legal Advice

Child Support Attorney

Whether you need to resolve the issue of child support payments as part of a divorce decree, or you’re an unmarried parent involved in a support dispute, challenging economic and family issues need to be resolved objectively and reasonably. Most legal matters involving children – be it child custody or traditional support – tend to be emotionally draining for the parents attempting to manage the situation in a morality-grounded manner. But how do you go about finding an attorney that specializes in support and family law? What are the types of things to look for when cross-shopping attorneys and law firms...

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What to Know When Looking for a Divorce Attorney

Divorce Attorney Sacramento

No one consciously goes into a marriage anticipating divorce, regardless of what national statistics may tell you about the fact that “most marriages end in separation.” But when it does occur, it can become a messy proposition to say the least, especially if you’re dealing with an unreasonable soon-to-be ex-spouse or other factors such as children or valuable belongings. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing to find a competent divorce attorney in California, your priorities should be on choosing one who will provide you with the legal advice you need at a price you can afford,...

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