Child’s College Adds Years to Retirement Date

There’s a considerable amount of pressure to have your children attend the best college or university that money can buy. Many high school students believe attending their dream school is a reward for working hard in high school.

Required Disclosures for Divorce in California

In this blog, I’ll discuss the required Disclosures for a divorce in Santa Clara County, also known as the Preliminary Declarations of Disclosure.  In Santa Clara County, prior to finalizing your divorce, you and your spouse must complete your Preliminary Declarations of Disclosure.

When Should I File for Divorce in California?

There’s a considerable amount of pressure to have your children attend the best college or university that money can buy. Many high school students believe attending their dream school is a reward for working hard in high school.

Putting the Client in the Driver’s Seat of their Divorce

Occasionally, I have the opportunity to step is as a temporary judicial officer for personal property arbitrations in Santa Clara County at the San Jose courthouse. I really enjoy working with these parties because they are litigated cases that are often having their first opportunity to mediate – albeit at the tail end of their case.

Developing a Successful Timeshare Plan

During the busy holiday season, I braved San Jose’s Trader Joe’s for some last minute grocery items. As I exited the store, I headed into a jammed parking lot in Almaden Plaza. You know the kind…carts parked under trees, cars in every direction, all set to the holiday tune of honking cars.

How to Receive Temporary Spousal Support?

Sally is struggling in her marriage of eight years, and feels abandoned by her husband, Darrell. She’s been left alone to raise the couple’s three children, who are all under the age of seven. Although Darrell has been a wonderful financial provider, he has failed Sally and their children in providing them emotional support.

Unconscious Uncoupling: Be Happy! Get a Divorce?

Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin are separating, or according to Gwen’s post, pursuing “conscious uncoupling.” Often, celebrities bring new or unknown concepts to the public’s attention. As such, this is the first time I have heard of “conscious uncoupling.” The term was coined by Los Angeles therapist Katherine Woodward Thomas, who offers a five-week online course to “release the trauma of a breakup, reclaim your power and reinvent your life.”

Filing For Divorce in California

In past posts, we have discussed that the processes available to pursue divorce and the impact on the outcome of your case.  Once a process has been selected, the next decision might be when he or she should file for divorce. A divorce is initiated when a party files a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage and has it properly served on the other party.  When a petition is filed and served, there are several legal outcomes of which a couple should be aware when making their decisions.

Prenups: What, Why, and When

Are you planning a spring or summer wedding? You might have had a fleeting thought that you should have a premarital agreement before you marry. Premarital agreements, also referred to as prenups or prenuptial agreement, define a couple’s financial and fiduciary responsibilities to one another, the ownership of assets and debts, and the management of income and expenses.

Movie: Divorce Corp., The Divorce Industry Exposed

“I think death would be easier than a divorce.” That’s the start to the movie trailer “Divorce Corp., The Divorce Industry Exposed.” Divorce Corp., is a limited released documentary regarding “the inner workings of the $50 billion a year U.S. family law industry”…highlighting…”the appalling waste, and shameless, collusive practices seen daily in family courts.” The film is directed by Joseph Sorge and is in theaters around the country this week.