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FL-150 The Income and Expense Declaration

The income and expense declaration is one of the basic forms that people use in a California divorce or any family law case where financial matters, such as child and spousal support, are “at issue” (i.e., people are fighting over it).  Because support is, basically, the state’s mechanism for reallocating income between the parties, there… Read More »

What are Unbundled Legal Services?

Unbundled legal services are a fancy label for a simple concept: buying legal services “a la carte.”  Instead of buying a whole meal, for example, maybe you just want to order a side dish, or the main course without all the sides.  Well, in a restaurant you would browse through the “a la carte” menu… Read More »

Divorce and Equity

Equity is not just the difference between what your house is worth and how much you owe.  If you are involved in a divorce, then obviously that is a major concern for you.  You will have to find a way to equalize the marital balance sheet in the course of dividing the assets and debts… Read More »

Irvine Divorce Mediation

If you are contemplating a divorce, why not first go to one of the family law departments at the family law court in Orange, California?  There you will see parties who have been married to each other – some long term, some not – wage emotional and financial war on each other.  Then ask yourself… Read More »

Mediation – The Affordable Legal Solution

I recently learned of a paternity case out of Los Angeles where the parties collectively spent well over $100,000 in attorneys fees before the child in question was even a year old. Shocked? I am. How much money are they going to spend on attorneys for the next seventeen years while the child is growing… Read More »

Collecting Child Support – Contempt

Collecting your Orange County child support payment can be a monthly ordeal in these harsh economic times. Many people who have a support obligation are out of work and the unemployment check just doesn’t stretch very far. Some people do not have the ability to pay support, but for those who do have the ability… Read More »

Mediation Versus Arbitration

From the many calls I receive inquiring about my divorce mediation services, I believe many people are not really sure of what mediation really is. They may have heard of mediation but cannot quite distinguish one type of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) from another. In the civil courts, arbitration is the form of ADR most… Read More »

California No Fault Divorce

What is a no fault divorce? Well, in some states, in order to get a divorce, you must allege some wrongdoing on the part of the person you are trying to divorce. A common ground for divorce in a “fault” divorce state is adultry, and the person making the allegations must prove the grounds for… Read More »