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
A step-by-step approach to peacefully restructuring your family Divorce doesn’t need to create damaging emotional conflict. Your divorce process can actually improve your relationships! If your goal is to create a positive future without conflict and pain to you, your children or your grandchildren, the divorce process you choose will make all the difference. The … [Read more...] about The Peaceful Divorce Process
If you are contemplating a divorce and keeping your financial [and other] affairs private matters to you, you need to know how different divorce processes work. You can choose a divorce process where your private information becomes part of the public record for anyone to review, where every court hearing is open to the public to attend, or you can choose a divorce process that will keep your … [Read more...] about The Importance of Privacy in 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?
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
Most of the emotions that we see during the course of the breakdown of a marriage and the divorce process boil down to fear. I do not say that from my own expertise but from what I have heard over and over again from my colleagues in the mental health profession. The first victim of any marriage that is failing is communications. As communications break down, people can no longer … [Read more...] about Dealing with the Fear in a Divorce