Divorce

Obtaining a 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?  Consider contacting any...

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...

COVID-19 and Child Relocation (Move-Away)

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...

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 homosexual couples. These rights include the right to marry, and consequently,...

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.

Mixing cocktails can be a skilled art. Hipster, tattooed bartenders refer to themselves as "mixologists". Our job as Sacramento divorce attorneys is to unmix assets. Happily married couples mix things...

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?

Whether any particular asset is the separate property of a married person entirely involves upon how the property was initially acquired. Separate property can be acquired in any of the...

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...