The most common question I receive from a potential client is, “How much will my divorce cost?” While there is no way to identify the exact, total cost, here are some guidelines to help you along the way: Attorney’s Fees: A family law attorney will typically require that you pay a retainer to obtain legal… Read More
Enforceable Provisions for a Prenuptial Agreement
Prenuptial agreements have become increasingly common. One of the apparent reasons is that, more frequently, spouses are entering marriage with children and property from a prior marriage. As a result, their concern is to preserve preexisting property rights and interests for their own children, and to simplify the divorce process if the new marriage does… Read More
Can My Child Decide Which Parent to Live With?
Involving a minor child in a child custody matter should be done only if absolutely necessary. To assess whether a child’s testimony should be considered, the court looks to California Family Code Section 3042(a): “If a child is of sufficient age and capacity to reason so as to form an intelligent preference as to custody… Read More
Discovery in a Family Law Matter
Discovery is a fact-finding tool that can be used during the pendency of a lawsuit. While the various methods are used throughout civil, family, and criminal cases, it is important to tailor discovery requests to the specific issues in your family law matter. Below are some examples of the different types of discovery available: Form… Read More
How to Prepare for Divorce
Nicole Boros appeared on ESPN’s Truth Radio with host Jesse Ibañez to talk about the truth of divorce. Divorce is a horrible process that no one is ever ready for. Find out from Nicole about how she can help you be as prepared as possible during your long and stressful divorce.
What NOT to Do During a Child Custody Proceeding
Emotions tend to be very heightened when parents are battling over their children. Parents may think irrationally, letting their anger for the other parent lead their actions. However, it’s important to always keep the child’s best interests in mind. Here are few tips on what not to do during a child custody proceeding: Do not… Read More
5 Tips for Child Custody & Visitation Agreements
Don’t make the schedule around specific school dates. School schedules change and, as a result, your visitation schedule may not play out as you originally planned. For example, if the intention is for father to have the majority of the summer, don’t state, “Father’s summer visitation will start on June 1st and end on August… Read More
Benefits of Mediation in Divorce Cases
More couples are choosing to mediate their divorce case rather than allowing the court to decide their fate. Mediation gives both parties the flexibility to structure their settlement in terms they feel comfortable with. Here are 6 ways you can benefit from mediation in your divorce action: Cost Effective: The average cost of a contested… Read More
I Want a Divorce But Are We Separated?
Prior to the summer of 2015, the date of separation was generally considered to be: “the date one party expressed to the other party their intent to end the marriage with no intent to reconcile.” However, Marriage of Davis quickly changed everyone’s understanding of when a couple is actually considered to be separated for purposes… Read More
Acceptable Types of Relief for an Ex Parte Application
Most people want immediate relief from the Court during their divorce case. However, if you file a motion (known as a “Request for Order”), you likely won’t receive a hearing date for several weeks. However, depending on the nature of your request, you may be able to obtain immediate relief from the Court. California Rule of Court… Read More