Certified Family Law Specialist, State Bar of California, and Board of Legal Specialization

The Court Ordered A Child Custody Evaluation. Now What?

Imagine you have a child custody case, and the court ordered an evaluation.  You and the other side agree to the evaluator and he or she issues a report.  You…

How to Have A Successful Child Custody Mediation

Before a Court will have a hearing on your custody issues, you must attend child custody mediation. Different counties have different rules regarding how these mediations are conducted. In general,…

The Top Five Steps to Increase Your Chances of Winning a Move-Away Case

A move-away case is essentially a proceeding where one party wishes to change the children’s primary residence to a distant location either in or out of their current home state…

Why Sweetening the Deal is Sometimes a Good Deal Long Term! Read Here!

In divorce cases, victory and defeat are relative. There are many Pyrrhic victories in family law. For example, if you get that support reduction you were looking for but you…

Why You Need To Have Therapy Regularly When You Are Getting Divorced – Read Here!

Many people link divorce attorneys to therapists. In truth, that misconception came from TV shows and movies. Here are a few other myths: We are all like Arnie Becker from…

Can My Estranged Spouse Kick Me Out of Our Home?

In an earlier blog post, I addressed the issue of whether or not you should move out of house voluntarily. Here, the discussion is a bit different, hence the question:…

Can McDonalds Actually Be Good For You?

Child custody disputes are almost always reduced to liars contests, which Courts hate deciphering. The classic "he said, she said" is maddening to family law attorneys and judges because, without…
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