California is a community property state, which means that in a divorce, all assets acquired during the course of the marriage are considered community property. Any property acquired prior to the marriage, by gift or inheritance, or after the parties separate is considered separate property. The law in California requires that all community property be divided..
Alternative dispute resolution is one of the fastest growing trends in settling a divorce in California. Rather than the typical contentious divorce litigation, divorce mediation utilizes a collaborative approach to resolving disputes in settling a final divorce agreement. There are many potential benefits to using divorce mediation in a California divorce that may make it a..
Family courts are obligated to make child custody determinations that are in the child’s best interest. However, despite their best efforts, sometimes the court gets this decision wrong. As a parent, you have the right to appeal a court-ordered custody ruling if you believe that the decision is not in your child’s best interests, and..