INJURED IN A CAR CRASH?

If another driver was responsible for a car accident in which you were injured (even if you were a passenger in the car at fault), you have grounds to sue that driver (and their insurance company) for restitution. Not surprisingly, no insurance company wants to pay you money unless they have to. Before they take out their…

CAN YOU AFFORD TO GET DIVORCED?

Everything has a price, including the dissolution of a marriage. If you are considering filing for divorce, it is important that you plan for the financial cost of the proceedings so you don’t get any unhappy financial surprises during this difficult time. The primary costs you will face in the divorce process will come from:…

WHAT TO DO IF YOUR EX-SPOUSE WANTS TO MOVE WITH YOUR CHILD

Determining child custody is often a highly emotional issue during a divorce settlement. The situation can become even more difficult if one spouse wants to move with the child. For instance, let’s say that your ex-wife decides she wants to move from California back to her home town in North Carolina. Where does that leave you? Will…

CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR CHILD’S NAME AFTER A DIVORCE?

Let’s say that you divorced your ex-husband five years ago, re-married, and now have two children with your new husband. You have an older daughter from your previous marriage who still carries her father’s last name. Your daughter’s friends want to know why her last name is different from her siblings and from you. Is…

DIVORCE AFTER FINDING OUT ABOUT ONLINE CHEATING

There has been many hacks online to websites that cheaters use to find partners other than who they are married to or committed to. The recent hack on Ashley Madison is one of many hack to expose the information of cheaters online. Before that hack AdultFriendfinder was also hacked but to a smaller degree. Here…

IS YOUR SPOUSE HIDING ASSETS DURING DIVORCE?

California is a community divorce state, which means that you are entitled to half of all of the income and assets you and your spouse accumulated during the marriage. It doesn’t matter if you spouse made a lot more money than you or you didn’t work. Some spouses try to cheat this system by hiding…

IS YOUR EX HIDING ASSETS AT WORK?

Many divorces are contentious and highly emotional experiences. If your partner feels especially aggrieved, he or she may try to hide assets in order to limit what you can seek as part of the divorce settlement. Sometimes, maneuvers to hide assets can be blatant, like giving money to family members as a “gift,” with the…

CAN CHILDREN DECIDE WHICH PARENT THEY LIVE WITH AFTER A DIVORCE?

Child custody is often the most contentious part of any divorce, especially if both parents want primary custody of their children. What about the child’s opinion? Does that matter when determining child custody? If you cannot negotiate a child custody plan with your ex-spouse out of court, then you will have to go to a…

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO DIVORCE, DON’T GIVE UP YOUR ROUTINES WITH YOUR CHILDREN

One of the most contentious parts of any divorce is determining child custody. If you and your ex-spouse can’t come to an agreement, then you may need to go to court and ask a judge to determine a fair custody arrangement. In these types of situations, it is extremely important that you understand a judge’s…