3 Ways to Manage Kids’ Expenses after the Divorce

Certain mandatory shared children’s expenses are defined in the CA Income and Expense declaration which include: child care for job training and/or work, medical care, special educational needs, and travel related to visitation.  But what about other expenses...

In Divorce: My Inheritance is Mine, Right?

Your inheritance, well, yes and… In California legally an inheritance is the separate property of the person who receives it.   However, whether you get to keep it depends on what you did with it. If you kept your inheritance money in your name and in an account...

5 Reasons to Stay Out of Court

As a retired Superior Court Family Law Commissioner, I firmly believe that if you can find a way to stay out of court, do so for the following reasons: Time Constraints – The Family Court system is underfunded and understaffed.  Even a relatively simple case can...