What Are Typical Divorce Settlements in California? Learn About Them Here.

Typical divorce settlements in California include terms that fit many cases. While every case is unique to its own facts, there are certain divorce settlement terms that overlap. What we write here are the overlapping terms we, as experienced California family law attorneys, see most often. We hope this article will give you some perspective on these common terms.

typical divorce settlements california

What are typical divorce settlements in California? We have written this article for husbands and wives with exactly that question in mind.

Will these terms fit your case? This article can’t answer that question because it’s not legal advice for your specific situation nor is it legal advice in general. But the good news is this – if you need legal advice for your divorce and your case is in Orange County or Los Angeles, California, contact us and we will offer you an affordable strategy session to discuss your specific situation and what settlement terms may make sense for you. [Read more…]

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…]