All posts by Paul Wallin

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.......

From Spouses to Roommates: Living with Your Ex While Getting a Divorce

Ending a marriage comes with a lot of legal questions. “Where will you live?” often becomes one of the biggest challenges in a divorce, as affordable housing in California can be difficult to find. However, a new California law aims to give divorcing couples another option: staying right where they are. Starting January 1, 2017, a new California law will cha… Continue Reading.......

How Accusations of Domestic Violence Could Affect Your Divorce

Actors Amber Heard and Johnny Depp have been making headlines lately, after the 30-year-old actress filed for divorce from 52-year-old Depp. Heard claims she suffered verbal and physical abuse during the marriage. She obtained a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Depp after filing for divorce. How do these allegations of domestic v… Continue Reading.......

How to Battle the Biases of a Judge in Your Family Law Case

Unfortunately, the outcome of many cases reveals that in some areas of the law, the fundamental principal of equality is too often shoved aside in favor of entrenched cultural biases. This is especially true in family law, where the traditional views of gender roles in a marriage often dictate the outcome in child custody and divorce cases. Every family law… Continue Reading.......