6 Tips for Avoiding Arguments During Divorce

The divorce process can be emotionally challenging. It can also take a long time. Many spouses find they have to communicate throughout, which can be the last thing they want to do. They may find themselves bursting out into frustration and conflict every time they speak to their spouse. This may be a natural reaction, but it is not healthy or helpful to the process. Here are 6 tips for avoiding arguments Read More

How Divorce Can Affect Adult Children

Most parents’ first consideration when getting a divorce is what will happen to their children. Divorce can be profoundly emotionally impactful on children. Over half of all marriages end in divorce, which means that plenty of parents are children of divorce themselves. They know how it feels. Some couples even hold off on a divorce until their children have gone through school and moved out of the house. For Read More

Tips on Being a Good Co-Parent Around the Holidays

The stress of the holidays. The stress of being newly divorced and a co-parent. What will happen when they collide? It’ll be manageable, we promise. You may experience varying degrees of stress, but you will make it through with these tips from Ahluwalia Law.  Review your parenting plan. Your parenting plan may be fresh in your mind or relegated to the recesses of your brain. Regardless, the colder weather Read More

Consider Mediating Your Divorce

The last few months sealed your spouse’s fate—you tried, and tried, and tried to work things out, but all that together time during the coronavirus pandemic laid bare the fact that you aren’t meant to be married anymore. However, you know from your friends’ stories what’s in store for you next: the shouting matches, airing of dirty laundry on Facebook, and everyone picking a side in a public court battle.  It Read More

The Business of Divorce: How a Family Business is Handled in a Divorce

When you fall out of love with your spouse and decide to move forward with a divorce, you are probably wondering how your other labor of love—the small business that you’ve spent so much time and money on—will be handled during the legal proceedings. Wondering might be a little generous; you are likely worried, stressed, and anxious. This blog will explore some ways that it might be dealt with during the course of Read More

Why Divorces Can Become Contested

For a moment, consider this scenario: Tomi and Jerry have been married for seven years, have no children or ownership in real property (they have lived in the same apartment complex in Fremont for the duration of the marriage), own a few trinkets here and there, but do not have a large amount of debt. Recently, they have come to an agreement that the marriage isn’t working and a divorce is in order.  This couple Read More

Careful Communication: 4 Tips on How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

It’s the conversation you are dreading: having to tell your children that you and your spouse have decided to divorce. You don’t want to let them down and have to watch them process this news that is, to them, earth-shattering. However, you know it must be done. To make this discussion easier on everyone involved, Ahluwalia Law has prepared the following four key pieces of advice. Gather everyone – yes, that Read More

Legal Options for Victims of Spousal Abuse

Many California spouses are currently going through a situation similar to this fictitious scenario: It’s been obvious for a while now that your marriage isn’t working. It started with a small sense that something wasn’t right, that something changed about your husband after you two married and moved in together. Over time, the two of you spend less time together. Then came the verbal abuse. Before it went too Read More

SUGGESTED GUIDELINES FOR PARENTS WHO ARE DIVORCED/SEPARATED AND SHARING CUSTODY OF CHILDREN DURING THE COVID19 PANDEMIC

From the leaders of groups that deal with families in crisis:  Susan Myres, President of American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) Jill Peña, Executive Director of AAML Dr. Matt Sullivan, President of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Peter Salem, Executive Director of AFCC Joey Orduña Hastings, CEO, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Annette Burns, AAML and Former Read More

Fraud in Marriage?

If you are looking to end your marriage, the two options available to you in California are divorce and annulment. Annulment of a marriage is different from divorce, but the reasons people are eligible for an annulment is not widely understood. Divorce is the dissolution of a legally valid marriage while an annulment (also referred to as nullity of marriage) is a finding by the court that there was never a marriage Read More