A Simple Guide to your Payment Options The Judicial Council survey from 2016 found that the average California litigated divorce through trial costs $95,000. Even among cases that settle before trial, a simple internet search will predict the cost of a litigated divorce in California as $40,000 – $50,000+, depending on your situation. Conversely, an … [Read more...] about Divorce Payment Retainer Options
2020 will go down in history, among other distinctions, as a year of reinvention. Seemingly, in the blink of an eye, everyday life drastically changed. Before March 2020, it was unthinkable that we would: Wear masks (maybe even double mask!) whenever we were out,Attend school and work exclusively from home,‘Zoom’ for everything from work and school meetings to book … [Read more...] about Divorce and the Pandemic
Thinking about divorce is emotionally stressful. This stress is compounded when you have limited finances and are struggling to simply pay your monthly expenses. It can feel as if you are stuck with no real solution. The good news is there are ways for you to move forward while minimizing the cost of the divorce. Work Towards Reaching Agreement Before you scoff at the idea of agreeing with … [Read more...] about Minimizing the Cost of Divorce
If you are like most of us, simply thinking about the divorce process can cause stress! Whether it is money, custody, visitation, providing for two households, or preparing for upcoming celebrations like birthdays and graduations, divorce generally means a new normal. Luckily, there are some simple ways to decrease stress: Do your Pre-Divorce Work. We know you have not taken the … [Read more...] about 8 Things to Know Before Getting A Divorce
Peace is not generally the first feeling you think of when thinking about divorce. But the disagreements and conflict that got you to where you are today do not have to dictate how you travel to tomorrow. We know that even though your marriage might be ending, your family isn’t. Finding peace in your divorce process is the surest way to ensure long-term peace for you and your … [Read more...] about Is a Peaceful Divorce Possible?
In ancient times, Greek plays almost always had a chorus of actors who would comment, in one voice, on the action of the play, the characters, and sometimes predict action coming in the next scene. According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the Greek Chorus would “comment on the moral issue that is raised by the dramatic action or to express an emotion appropriate to each stage of … [Read more...] about The Greek Chorus of Divorce
The decision to end a marriage is rarely, if ever, an easy one. When the decision is finally made, it often feels like the only option is to permanently cut all ties with your ex-spouse. And although this might be an option for couples without children, it often is not possible for couples with minor or adult children. The simple fact is, dissolving the marriage … [Read more...] about Why Is a Post-Divorce Relationship Necessary?
The holidays can be difficult, even in the best of times. Co-parenting can be particularly trying. Conflicts commonly arise related to when and how the children will spend their holiday time. In ordinary times, a good parenting plan is designed to mitigate these conflicts. However, a good parenting plan likely has not anticipated parenting during a pandemic such … [Read more...] about How to Manage a Divorce, The Holidays and COVID-19