Family & Divorce

Child custody and support are two separate arrangements in California, but under the state’s timeshare custody rule, they impact one another. 
When you and your spouse (or the court) create a custody agreement, one parent typically ends up with fewer hours per week than the other. This parent is the one who will be responsible for paying child support, but

The holidays are upon us, and for family law attorneys, that means clients who need extra support in navigating co-parenting arrangements. Added stress can come during this season in the form of disruption to the normal time-sharing schedule with children, multiple family gatherings, pressure from extended family, travel, and financial strain. Give your clients a little extra cheer with these

Although there are several barriers that impede access to justice for domestic violence survivors seeking court-ordered protection, two of these barriers are being addressed head-on by the passage of Assembly Bill 887: in-person court filings and access to self-help information.

Introduced by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin) and signed into law by Governor Newsom on October 8, 2021, AB 887

When you are facing divorce as a physician with a private practice, issues like property division and child custody become more complicated, even if the separation is amicable. In fact, there are several unique concerns during the process of divorcing as a doctor, including:

  • Putting together a custody and visitation schedule
  • Valuing the medical practice and dividing the marital estate

When couples divorce in California, one of the biggest questions that arises is who gets what? Like child custody and visitation, property division is one of the most emotionally challenging aspects of divorce because cars, homes, and other personal property can represent years of hard work and/or sentimental value.
California is a community property state. This means that in general,

The Domestic Violence Prevention Act (Fam. Code, §§ 6200-6409) authorizes a court to issue a protective order enjoining a party from engaging in specified acts, including threatening or harassing the other party or disturbing the peace of the other party. “Disturbing the peace of the other party” is broadly defined as “conduct that destroys the mental or emotional calm of

In many divorces, spouses’ pensions and other retirement accounts will be among the highest-value assets they want to protect during their divorce. From IRAs and 401ks to pension plans, these accounts are often the most valuable assets to be divided in a divorce proceeding.

Pensions and retirement accounts are in many ways treated similarly to other types of assets, including

With over 200 languages and dialects spoken in California, court interpreters are essential to breaking down the language barriers that inhibit many Californians from accessing our courts. According to the statewide Language Access Plan Report adopted by the Judicial Council of California in 2015, approximately 40% of Californians speak a language that isn’t English at home, and approximately 20% have