What are Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders and What do They Prevent?

Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders

Automatic temporary restraining orders take effect immediately and understanding them is a critical part of the divorce process

When you first read the words automatic temporary restraining orders, a lot of things can go through your head. So what are these things and why are they really important to your California divorce case? This article focuses on the following questions:

  1. What are automatic temporary restraining orders?
  2. What do automatic temporary restraining order prevent?
  3. How are automatic temporary restraining orders enforced?

Throughout this article we may refer to these automatic orders as ATROs for short. This article isn’t legal advice nor should it be construed as such. Let’s get started. [Read more…]

What Will My Divorce Lawyer Need and Ask Me? Answers About Information and Documents.

What will my divorce lawyer need and ask?

You know you need to hire a lawyer. You have started the interview process. But now you’re wondering…what will my divorce lawyer need? What questions will my divorce lawyer ask?

What will my divorce lawyer need? What will my divorce lawyer ask me?

When searching for a divorce lawyer, it’s normal to wonder. You have never been through a divorce before and it’s a little scary walking into an attorney’s office. It’s especially scary when you don’t know what to expect.

Lucky you, that’s why we wrote this article. Because we don’t want you to be left wondering or guessing. Everything we write here relates to California divorce and family law. When referring to information and documents, this is just the starting point of what your divorce lawyer may need and certainly not everything. Since every case is going to be different, what your divorce lawyer needs in your case may be less or more than what we list here.

Nothing in this article is legal advice. If you want legal advice, contact our family law firm in Orange County for a case strategy session.

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Will My Wife Get Spousal Support from Me for Life?

Will my wife get spousal support from me for life?

“Will my wife get spousal support from me for life?” It’s usually the first question a husband asks in a long term marriage where he has been the family’s breadwinner.

In a long-term marriage, spousal support for life is every high income earner’s fear. “Will my wife get spousal support from me for life” is usually the first question a man will ask in a California divorce.

But is that concern about lifetime spousal support realistic? Is that what California law requires on long-term marriages?

This article is not legal advice and we are only writing about California law. For a terrific guide on spousal support laws in California, check out our dedicated page to the subject.

In this article, we will assume the marriage is 10 years or longer. We won’t discuss marriages of shorter duration. Although this article is written from the perspective of the husband, it applies equally to a wife who is the higher income earner in a long-term marriage. [Read more…]

Is My Wife Entitled to Half My Business if We Divorce?

The word “half” in divorce is pretty scary for most men – half the property, half my income and yet she may not be as forthcoming with half the time with the children right? For business owners, the question “is my wife entitled to half my business if we divorce” can be downright terrifying. Men think about how the business can survive with half of its value going the other way and how they can even afford to pay such a price to their wife? And usually as all of this worry takes over, some men start thinking about how to cook the books or do other foolish things to make the business look less profitable or less valuable.

Is My Wife Entitled to Half My Business if We Divorce?

Business professionals who go through a divorce stress about the question of whether their wife will get half of the business. This article brings some common sense to this question and its answer.

First, stop. Before you do anything foolish, take a step back and realize you may be over your head. That is where retaining an experienced divorce lawyer and a forensic accountant comes in handy. Fortunately, the better family law firms (like ours) work with forensic accountants so you won’t have to scramble to find one.

Second, as you read this article, do so with your logical side in full gear. There is no room for unhealthy emotions when it comes to your business.

This article will give insight and knowledge into this subject in California. No, this article is not legal advice about your California divorce. If you’re searching for legal advice on the internet, then let’s dispel that myth while we’re at it. Your business is unique and you understand it forward and backward right? Until you hire an experienced divorce lawyer who deals with such issues and knows your specific situation well, he or she cannot give proper legal advice.

Want to chat? Contact our O.C. family law firm and we will be happy to talk about your specific situation.

Now, let’s get to the question at hand. Ready? [Read more…]