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Don't Tell Your Father, Don't Tell Your Mother: A Major Mistake in Co-Parenting

Don't Tell Your Father, Don't Tell Your Mother: A Major Mistake in Co-Parenting

Diane L. Danois, J.D.  03. 4.2015
Regardless of the underlying meaning, or good intentions of the speaker, the end result still places an unfair burden on a child, who is...
3 Ways to Protect Your Personal Injury Award or Settlement from Your Divorce

3 Ways to Protect Your Personal Injury Award or Settlement from Your Divorce

Diane L. Danois, J.D.  02.17.2015
What happens to your money from a personal injury award or settlement, when you divorce? The short answer is, "It depends."
Lawyer Paternalism Is A Very Serious Problem

Lawyer Paternalism Is A Very Serious Problem

Mark Baer  01.18.2015
The "temporary incompetence" of clients due to their emotional state and the attorneys' paternalistic attitude toward clients create a...
Divorce Confidential:  Silver Linings in Divorce

Divorce Confidential: Silver Linings in Divorce

Caroline Choi  01. 9.2015
It's a new year and we can never predict what lies ahead, but there are definitely many adventures to be had for each and every one of...
Man's Happy Dance After Last Alimony Payment Is A Thing Of Beauty

Man's Happy Dance After Last Alimony Payment Is A Thing Of Beauty

Brittany Wong  11.12.2014
What's a guy to do after he's made his very last alimony payment at the bank? If you're Memphis divorcé Ed Smith, you get down with your...
What Happens When the Child Support and Alimony Math Don't Add Up?

What Happens When the Child Support and Alimony Math Don't Add Up?

Cindy Capitani  11.11.2014
The upside down numbers in this new math economy is felt everywhere, and we've all had to adjust accordingly. Keeping an ex-husband indentured...

10 Ways to Show Your Ex is Living With Someone

Diane L. Danois, J.D.  11.11.2014
For someone trying to demonstrate that a former spouse is living with someone else in an effort to have an alimony obligation reduced or...
Divorce Confidential: The Case for Privacy in Divorce

Divorce Confidential: The Case for Privacy in Divorce

Caroline Choi  11. 8.2014
Divorce is not an easy process, but it may be even more difficult for individuals who value their privacy. Fortunately, there are options...
Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Is Coffee-Shop Divorce Coaching an Alternative to Couch Therapy?

Diane L. Danois, J.D.  11. 5.2014
Would the comfy lounge chairs and soothing smell of lattes create the kind of inviting atmosphere, where people going through the most...
What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

What Do Marathons and Divorce Have in Common?

Diane L. Danois, J.D.  11. 3.2014
Most who have been through a divorce will tell you that it is a marathon, not a sprint. In order to get to the finish line without collapsing,...
5 Reasons Why Alimony Should Be Reduced or Terminated if You're Living With Someone

5 Reasons Why Alimony Should Be Reduced or Terminated if You're Living With Someone

Diane L. Danois, J.D.  10.27.2014
Alimony reform is on the rise, and there's simply no avoiding it. Nor should there be. One ripe area for change is the circumstance of...

Divorce Doesn't Necessarily Mean Freedom

Fred Silberberg  10.22.2014
When people decide to divorce they often understand that they will have to divide up property. They often think that they are doing so...
Is the Size of your Wallet Proportionate to the Cost of Your Divorce?

Is the Size of your Wallet Proportionate to the Cost of Your Divorce?

Diane L. Danois, J.D.  10.21.2014
Divorce is expensive. And just how expensive may depend upon the size of your wallet. While mega-watt settlements splash all across social...

Alimony Reform Revisited

Fred Silberberg  10.17.2014
I have previously written on the need for alimony reform. California law affecting what we call "spousal support" creates a situation where...