Marriage of DeSouza (2020) 54 Cal. App. 5th 25 In this 2020 case, the trial court found that a husband had breached his fiduciary duty to his wife by investing in cryptocurrency after being served with a petition for dissolution, and ordered him to transfer bitcoins and other cryptocurrency to her and to pay her […]
The State of California considers both parents to be equally responsible for the care and wellbeing of their children, to have the right to spend time with their children, and to have the right to make decisions concerning how their children are to be raised. It is the policy of the state that it is […]
John A. Moran, Ph.D., Tyler Sullivan & Matthew Sullivan, Ph.D. have written a short and exceptionally easy to understand and implement guidebook for dealing with children who reject a parent. We highly recommend Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap: Essential Parenting Skills When a Child Resists a Parent (2015) Overcoming Barriers Inc., to our clients when their […]
The decision you make about the process you are going to use for getting divorced is the first decision you will make to limit the impact on your children. Not all clients are aware that they have choices because not all attorneys educate their clients about ADR (alternative dispute resolution) options. Parents can minimize the […]
San Mateo County Superior Court Releases Best Practice Recommendations for Parents Sharing Custody and Parenting Time During COVID-19
San Mateo County Superior Court Releases Best Practice Recommendations for Parents Sharing Custody and Parenting Time During COVID-19 COVID-19 has presented a new set of challenges for parents sharing custody and parenting time. Shelter-in-place orders, school closures, job losses, and limited family court operations have complicated parents’ ability to interpret, follow, and enforce court-ordered parenting […]
Divorcing While Sheltering-In-Place Due to Covid-19 or Coronavirus Divorce is supposed to be one of life’s most stressful events. And then you add Covid-19 and school closures to the mix. It is a highly combustible situation! The stress level for our clients, especially those who have a high-conflict parenting relationship with their ex-spouse, is off […]
A Request for Family Code, Section 271 Sanctions Made in a Response is Not Prohibited Affirmative Relief under Family Code Section 213.
The Second Appellate District finally eliminates the confusion, holding in Marriage of Perow & Uzelac (2019) 31 Cal.App.5th 984, that a responding party’s request for sanction-based attorney fees under section 271 is not an impermissible request for alternative relief on different issues. The court explains that the Family Code, Section 213 restrictions on seeking affirmative […]
Founding Partner, Kimberly A. Madigan, CFLS was recently interviewed by Jason Crowley, CFA, CFP, CDFA. For a link to the interview, please visit https://www.survivedivorce.com/california-divorce-a-beginners-guide.
What Is an Emergency Screening? An Emergency Screening is ordered to assist the court in determining the health, safety, welfare, and best interests of the child regarding the current emergency related to child custody and visitation. An Emergency Screening is an urgently needed and time limited examination conducted by an investigator from Family Court Services, […]
Make a detailed holiday plan and keep the children informed of the plan. Planning and predictability helps children cope with the often-intense emotions and expectations of the holidays. Be open and flexible. Although it is important to have a detailed and specific plan, changes are inevitable so don’t adhere too rigidly to your plan. Make […]