For some couples, the prospect of divorce is worrisome not only because of the actual process itself, but also because of the disclosure of the divorce as a matter of public record. In California, divorces are public record and are accessible through the California...read more
When couples go through a contested divorce, there is almost always a lot of finger pointing, accusations, and demands from both sides. For both the attorneys and the court, separating fact from fiction can sometimes be a challenge. In these cases, it’s not uncommon...read more
Most of the time, our first amendment rights to free speech protect just about anything we want to say. Most of the time it’s a very good thing. Sometimes, however, we’re all forced to read or listen to things that are uncomfortable, unpleasant, and even flat-out...read more
There is often a significant period of time between when a spouse files for divorce, and when the actual divorce trial occurs, assuming that there is one. The absolute minimum amount of time between filing and trial will be six months, due to the state of California’s...read more
As part of the tax reform bill passed by the Trump administration in 2017, alimony (AKA spousal support) will no longer be tax deductible beginning January 1st, 2019. Currently, the spouse paying alimony is able to deduct those payments from their taxes. On the other...read more
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