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Dogs (and Other Pets) and Divorce

During any divorce, one of the client’s first questions is, “who gets what?” While dividing automobiles, properties, and other personal belongings are a relatively straightforward topic, the issue of pets and divorce is a detail that many couples overlook. In the...

Divorce: How to Begin the Healing Process

The divorce process takes a toll on your emotions, which range from sadness to anger. It makes sense that after all the commotion, you should step back, take a breath, and begin healing so you can love again, learn to live, and survive on your own. Four Steps to...

Child Custody: Does the Child Ever Get to Choose?

It might surprise you to learn that California does make provisions for the child’s preference in custody cases. Family Code section 3042 outlines how and when the child’s choice is used. Can a child just say they want to live with Mom or Dad? No. Family Court judges...

The Aspects of Parallel Parenting

You will hear and see the term parallel parenting in California divorce cases where there are minor children more often today than joint or shared custody. This terminology is thought to help the thought process of both parents so they will work better together when...