Fiduciary Duties During a California Divorce

May 8, 2020 - Divorce by

Fiduciary Duties Owed Between California Spouses Under California law, spouses owe each other certain duties, known as “fiduciary duties.”  These duties begin at the date of the marriage and continue after separation, all the way through completion of the dissolution and the distribution of community property.  This includes the following […]

How Do Courts Determine Child Support?

Jan 24, 2020 - Child Support by

To the average person, “child support” is a vague term that refers to a certain amount of money one divorced parent must pay to the other divorced parent for their child (or children’s) general wellbeing. In reality, it covers very defined categories of expenses, including expenses for food, clothing, shelter, […]

Not All Prenup Provisions Are Enforceable

Jan 17, 2020 - Divorce by

A prenup — or, more formally, a prenuptial agreement — is an agreement entered into prior to marriage that lists the property each party owns and specifies what each party’s property rights will be upon the dissolution of the marriage. They can be an effective tool for couples looking to […]

What Is No Fault Divorce in California?

Jan 10, 2020 - Divorce by

The term “no fault divorce” is often used when discussing divorce, without further reference to its meaning. Before 1970, California had a fault-based divorce system, which required one spouse to prove that the other had engaged in wrongdoing before obtaining a divorce. California was the first state in the nation […]