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Divorce

How to Get a California Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO)

Are you currently in an abusive relationship? Do you need immediate assistance obtaining an emergency order, a temporary restraining order, or a long-term domestic violence restraining order?   Taking the...

Developing a Shared Parenting Plan

If you share children with another parent, you will eventually need to resolve custody issues and work on the terms of a marital settlement agreement or a parenting agreement.  Even in the...

COVID-19 and Child Relocation

The pandemic has resulted in a major migration for many people. In the last nine months alone, more than eight million people have uprooted and moved back in with family or to...

Same-Sex Marriage Divorce and Child Custody Disputes

The landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, decided in 2015 by the U.S. Supreme Court, granted long overdue rights to same-sex couples. These rights include the right to marry, and consequently, the...

Your Spouse Claims That Your Separate Property is Community Property (And Wants Half). Who Has to Prove It?

Your spouse says that the little cabin you acquired during the marriage belongs to both of you, but you insist that it was a gift to you alone or you...

Tracing Commingled Assets. How to Unmix your Separate Property Back Out of the Community Estate.

When it comes to cocktails, mixed is a good thing – but not so much for assets in a divorce. As Sacramento divorce attorneys, our job is to unmix assets, moving them...

Does Title Determine Who Gets the House In A Divorce?

When an asset was acquired during marriage and title is held in one spouse’s name alone (title to the family residence, for example), it is frequently assumed that the titleholder...

How does California define “separate property” in a divorce?

One of the most common questions we receive about California divorce law is, “What does ‘separate property’ mean?” Let’s take a closer look at dividing property in a divorce, and...

Getting Divorced in California, but have property in another state? Time to learn about “Quasi-Community” Property.

After a lifetime living in California, I was surprised to discover that most states are not community property states. We only give legal advice on California law, but according to...

Regis Philbin’s Family Law “Rule”.

Regis Philbin passed away recently. Did you know that the “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” host has a special place in California Family Law? How famous do you have...