My Wife Had an Affair – And Now SHE Wants Spousal Support!

By Betsy Johnsen, JD Spousal support – sometimes called alimony – is based on many factors. In court a judge uses fourteen factors to determine how much money should be paid by one spouse to the other after a divorce. And the 14th factor is “other”! This means a judge...

Is It Possible to Have a “Good” Divorce?

By Larry Wilson, JD Clients oftentimes wonder whether it is possible for a couple to have a “good” divorce.  Divorce is perceived as costly, painful, expensive, conflicted and highly intrusive of privacy by those who have not had this experience before....

Do I Have to Disclose Everything in a Divorce?

By Ariel Sosna, JD In a California divorce, there are four basic steps if both spouses are taking part in the action. Step 1: filing and serving the Petition and Summons Step 2: filing and serving the Response (this is the only optional step) Step 3: completing the...

Ten Financial Things to Talk About Before You Get Married

By Lissa Rapoport, JD Getting married is a wonderful time in a couple’s journey.  People are happy, in love and ready to start a life together as a married couple.  This is actually the best time to talk about your respective expectations around what being...