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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...

Holiday Visitation Disputes in the COVID-19 Era

If you split shared physical custody of your children with your ex-spouse or former partner, do you have a working agreement regarding holidays like Hanukkah or Christmas? If you do have holiday...

Why Mutual Domestic Violence Restraining Orders are a Terrible Idea.

When a relationship has become volatile, dangerous, or even violent, requesting a restraining order is often the best decision. However, although getting a restraining order in California may seem simple...

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...