Divorce MediationDivorce is a difficult transition for a family, but using mediation to end a marriage makes the process much easier on everyone. This is especially true when divorcing spouses are parents. Keeping a divorce outside of the courtroom and ensuring parents have control over the important decisions affecting their children’s lives makes the process easier.Read More
Parenting Plans & Child CustodyDetermining how your children will be raised is one of the most important factors in a divorce. It can also be one of the most contentious. In nearly every case, both parents want what is best for their children, but how they view this can be extremely different. Divorcing parents often allow their emotions regarding their marriage to interfere with how they view their spouse as a parent, and issues related to custody and parenting can grow extremely volatile.Read More
Child SupportChild support is intended to assist with the financial needs of a child. Unfortunately, divorcing couples sometimes use support issues to exact revenge on their soon-to-be-former spouses during divorce proceedings. All too often when California couples divorce in court, child support matters become a point of contention that seems to have very little to do with the well-being of the couples’ children.Read More
Spousal SupportSpousal support is one of the most contentious issues in California divorces. Ending a marriage, in part, ends the responsibility you have for your former spouse, but when spousal support is deemed necessary, that responsibility continues. Despite the end of your romantic ties to another person, you remain legally bound to support that person financially.Read More
Property DivisionProperty division often seems secondary when compared to other issues that arise during a divorce, but it can actually be one of the most difficult to settle. In addition to the emotions involved in dividing property between divorcing spouses, there are also logistical reasons property must be divided in a certain manner.Read More
Mediate – Don’t Litigate
There are many advantages to using mediation for resolving disputes in family law matters. Particularly when it comes to divorce, there are many couples for whom traditional litigation simply doesn’t make sense.