I am often asked. Clients are often concerned it will hurt their case if they leave the house and more often than not it does not. On the financial side it is a definite no, the characterization of separate vs community property and the amount of equity will not change. In terms of parenting the […]

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New clients facing divorce always ask ” what do I need to bring to our first meeting”. I have a list of documents I suggest to them to try to locate, mostly financial, and I am often surprised when clients faces go white and I see fear. Too often parties are completely in the dark […]

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After the holidays is typically a very busy time for family law attorneys. Often parties hold it together through the holidays for the children and run to lawyers the day the kids go back to school. There is never a good time to tell children of an upcoming separation, the key is how you tell […]

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Divorce can be the emotional equivalent of a roundhouse right as the former object of your affection becomes the target of your ire. Justified or not, hate can turn to anger and anger can make you do things you once thought unimaginable… Foolish things. Malicious things. Downright stupid things. Like that old tune says, “Breaking […]

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We’re all in hustle-and-bustle mode these days. Everyone has a list that needs attention right away, whether it’s shopping, end-of-semester activities, end-of-year deadlines, holiday preparations, celebrations with family, friends and colleagues . . . or all of the above. With so much to wrap up (literally and otherwise!), it’s understandable that larger concerns tend to […]

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