Southern California Family Law Blog

More Than Ever You Need a California Divorce Lawyer That Knows the Law

Times are hard for everyone these days. Jobs are in peril. Money is tight. Home values are declining. Tensions are rising. Anxiety is building up. The effects these economic times are having on California divorce cases are immeasurable.

For example, look at housing prices. Many people find themselves in a situation where one spouse bought their home before the marriage, and during the marriage both spouses have been earning income and paying for the mortgage. Now, you want to get a divorce, and you want to move out of the house, or you want your spouse to move out of the house, but neither of you can afford the mortgage alone. You especially cannot afford the mortgage plus rent for an apartment at the same time. Another problem is you might be able to sell your house, but you won’t get back what you paid for it. Or you’ll only get a small amount back.

How do you resolve these issues? Who gets how much money? The answers require extreme calculations to determine the percentage of shares for each spouse. Both spouses have an interest in the home if they have both been paying for it. In addition, if the funds to pay for the mortgage come from a joint account, it will be very difficult to show that only one spouse has an interest in the home. If the home has lost value, the spouse who did not originally buy the home may not want to claim any interest in the home at all. Obviously there are strategy considerations to deal with.

In order to help you understand your rights and interests, you need a divorce lawyer who knows the law. You also need someone who has the intellectual ability to come up with a strategy to achieve your goals. As shown above, there may be some circumstances where you don’t want your rights (and more importantly, your obligations) enforced. If you have any questions, you should speak with an experienced divorce lawyer in California right away. Learn more about Wallin & Klarich California divorce attorneys at 1-888-280-6839.

David Caruso’s Family Law Disputes Lead to Accusations of False Claims

Someone Has Made a False Claim against Me, and I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney to Fight It

David Caruso’s ex-girlfriend is seeking more than $1.2 million and a house she says the CSI: Miami star promised her. Liza Marquez sued Caruso in court on Thursday, claiming he promised to support her even after their nearly four-year relationship ended. In he… Continue Reading.......

California Grandparent Custody and Visitation Rights

Do you know your visitation rights as a grandparent? Why you need a family law attorney

In society today, it is more common to hear the Grandparents serving as not only Grandparents, but as referees as well. Grandparents have become the ultimate security blanket not only for their children but their grandchildren as well. It is difficult to hear the word R… Continue Reading.......

Divorce in California Requires Cooperation

If my spouse wants a divorce and I don’t, do I still need to hire a divorce attorney? You’ve tried counseling, and tried to make the marriage work, but your spouse is unhappy despite everything you do. Your spouse does not want to remain married to you. After all your efforts, has your spouse talked about seeking a divorce in California even after you’ve express… Continue Reading.......

Child Support and the Economy: When Do I Need An Attorney?

During these tough economic times, if you’ve lost your job or your income has dwindled due to less work hours, you may be able to modify your child support. To modify your support you will need to file an Order to Show Cause for modification of child support with the court. You will need to:
  • Provide proof that your income has changed (copy of your last three pay che
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A Family Law Lawyer with a Good Reputation Can Help You Win Your Case

One of the many factors you should consider when consulting with different lawyers is the lawyer’s reputation. If your lawyer has a poor reputation with other lawyers and judges in your community, that reputation will make it much more difficult for you to achieve your goals. Here are two real-life examples that our skilled San Diego divorce lawyers experi… Continue Reading.......

California Spousal Support: How the Courts Decide Amount and Duration

Spousal support in California, also identified as alimony, is paid by one divorcing or separating spouse (or domestic partner) to another. Spousal support is meant to smooth the financial transition of the lower-earning spouse either during the divorce or after the divorce is final. A court may order either spouse to pay spousal support apart from any chi… Continue Reading.......