All posts by Paul Wallin

New California Law Recognizes Pets as Family in Divorce

Divorce cases are often messy battles where bitterness and anger becomes a motivating force for the parties involved. Divorcing couples often find it difficult to maintain civility when child custody, spousal support and valued possessions are being split up. Determining custody of pets can be especially difficult because family law courts have treat… Continue Reading.......

How to Share a Residence While Divorce is Pending

Many couples who are getting divorced realize that moving out of the family home is not easy. That is why some divorcing couples choose to stay in the same home during the divorce process. However, this can be very difficult for all members of the family. If you plan to share a home with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, follow these tips.

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How to Avoid Going to Court for Child Custody

Custody disputes are never easy. In most cases, each parent thinks their child would be better off in their custody, and it often turns into a competition between parents. That is why attempting to settle custody matters before going to family law court may be best for all parties. So, how can you avoid the judges, litigation, testimony and expensive court fe… Continue Reading.......

Why Are There So Many Divorces in January?

With the start of a new year, many people make New Year’s resolutions. They may pledge to be healthier or to save more money. However, for many others, the start of a new year brings an even bigger change to their lives: divorce. Aside from marking the start of a new year, the first of January also is the beginning of “Divorce Season.” Starting in January and throu… Continue Reading.......

Completing a Child Dependency Reunification Plan

During a child dependency, your child will likely be taken from you to live with a family member or placed in a foster home. For both you and your child, the duration of the case will be a time filled with anxiety and fear of what could happen if the court does not decide in your favor. Fortunately, the courts are generally willing to give parents an opportunity to p… Continue Reading.......

Best Parenting Plans for School-Aged Children After Divorce

Going through a divorce can be one of the most difficult times of your life. It can be even worse if you have a school-aged child caught in the middle of your divorce. School-aged children can be affected by a divorce because they are more aware than younger children. To make things easier for your child, it’s important to follow a parenting plan while your divorContinue Reading.......

5 Tips for Splitting Custody During the Holidays

The holidays are meant to be a time of happiness where you enjoy the company of your family and loved ones. However, this time of year can be difficult for families who have gone through a divorce or custody battle. Parents don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to how their children spend the holidays, and this could lead to arguments and resentment. To avoid a… Continue Reading.......

Can Dating While Divorcing in California Hurt Your Case?

Life is messy, complicated, and for the most part, unpredictable. You may have married your spouse with the feeling that there could not possibly be anyone else for you. Years later, you now realize that the person you married is no longer the right one for you, and you find yourself in the middle of a divorce and custody battle. You just want it to end so you can st… Continue Reading.......