Three Legal Steps Required for Divorce in California

Thinking about divorce? Know the legal steps you need to take.One of the first questions you may have if you’re thinking about divorce is “Do I have to go to court?” The answer is “No” so long as you can reach agreement with your spouse about how you’re going to...

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...

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...

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