Summary Dissolution

California law allows the parties to end their marriage in a simpler way through a process called Summary Dissolution. However, the situation of the parties must be such that a simpler way to end the relationship is allowed. To qualify for a summary dissolution of your marriage, here are the requirements for Summary Dissolution in California: You and your spouse: Have been married for less than 5 years (from the Read More

Is the property Mine or Ours?

Most of the times, a party would own a certain property (typically, a house) and upon marriage, continue to own it and pay the liabilities (mortgage payment, taxes and insurance, etc.) subsequent to the marriage. The property is also refinanced several times and the spouse’s name is not added (because of bad credit, insufficient income, etc.). The question becomes whether, after all the long years of marriage, Read More

“Permanent” Spousal Support in California

Hiring experienced Family Law Attorney to help you go through a divorce safeguards your rights during the process. This is especially important when it comes to spousal support issues. Spousal support, also referred to as alimony or maintenance, is the money paid by one spouse to the other to help him/her maintain similar standards of living enjoyed during the life of the marriage. The duration of spousal support Read More

Issues in Divorce for Older Couples

With people living longer than ever, more people are finding themselves unable to remain in their marriage. They are not alone – divorces for older couples are on the rise. While these divorces typically do not involve some of the difficult aspects as people getting divorced at a younger age usually face, such as custody, there are still some very complicated factors. If you are considering a divorce and you are of Read More

What is San Jose No Fault Divorce?

In the state of California, there are several divorce options. Unlike most states, California allows for no-fault divorce, which means that the dissolution of the marriage does not need to have a cause. Some other states require that the couple declare the cause of divorce, such as adultery or abuse. When couples in San Jose file for divorce, they do not need to state the grounds for divorce. Every divorce in Read More

What is a California Simplified Divorce?

While there are many different kinds of divorce that a couple can get in California, most of them deal with a specific division of assets. The simplified divorce is intended for people that do not have assets nor have not been married for as long. This type of divorce is no-fault, typically takes as long as the other types of divorce to process in court, but the paperwork is different and couples are required to Read More

What is a San Jose Limited Divorce?

There are many different types of divorce in California, all with various advantages that may work for each couple’s unique situation. One of these types of divorce is a limited divorce. While this type of divorce is similar to a legal separation, it is a court process that allows the interested parties to work through their custody, assets, and legal issues while also maintaining the legal status of the Read More

What are the Different Types of California Divorce?

There are many different types of divorce that you can get in California. Each situation is unique and the appropriate type of divorce depends on the couple, family, timing, and any assets. However, every type of divorce should have an attorney present, as hiring a lawyer can help the couple investigate all their options and be sure that all appropriate mediation and paperwork has been processed. Getting in touch Read More

What Happens When I Move in the Middle of my San Jose Divorce?

Divorce can give you the confidence to open up new opportunities in your life, such as a new job or a chance to live closer to family. However, some people are concerned about the implications that moving during a divorce may have, especially when children are involved. The courts usually decide on custody arrangements based on the child’s best interests, but when a parent moves away, this changes potential custody Read More

Does the New Supreme Court Ruling Change CA Domestic Partnerships?

With the new Supreme Court ruling on the controversial Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and the overturning of Proposition 8 in July, many people are questioning what will happen to domestic partnerships in California.  Since same-sex marriage was legal in San Jose before Proposition 8, same-sex marriage is now legal again. Several couples had pursued domestic partnerships to get some of the same benefits that Read More