If you are over the age of 55 and have decided that it’s time to finally end our marriage, you are not alone. In fact, you are part of the gray divorce boom. Even as divorce rates across the United States decline, your age group is bucking the trend. Baby boomers are now divorcing at the highest rates in U.S.… Read More
The guiding principle which is going to determine whether or not the court approves a parental relocation is if the move is within the best interest of the child. The court of law will consider these:
Reason for move
Age of child
Educational, psychological, and religious needs of child
Proximity of new location to other members of the family
Quality… Read More
by Lynn Waldman, LCSW
Have you been facing this holiday season with a mix of emotions; on one hand, hoping things will get better in your relationship, while at the same time dreading another holiday feeling stuck, empty, alone and wondering why you stay?
Suppose part of you has decided you are going to leave your marriage, but you need… Read More
Under the emotional stress of a divorce, it can be difficult to make decisions, especially when they involved financial matters. There are several common mistakes that occur. Some are made by the person who is the primary breadwinner, often the husband. There are different common mistakes made by the person who makes less money, or who is the primary parent,… Read More
by Shawn Skillin, Esq.
I get calls all the time from one spouse who is in a great big hurry to get divorced. And that’s OK. But, the other spouse is often in exactly the opposite frame of mind. Why is that and how do you deal with it? What does the law say?
Let’s deal with the law first.… Read More
by Lynn Waldman, LCSW, and Tina Mears, LMFT
Couples starting the Collaborative Divorce process understand they will be working with family law attorneys to help facilitate the legal requirements. They also recognize the advantages of working with a neutral financial professional such as a Certified Financial Planner or Certified Divorce Analyst, especially when there are important assets or property involved… Read More
Board member and incoming president Justin Reckers was quoted in a recent Washington Post essay on the financial realities women often face after divorce.
Please read the article here.
The Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego welcomes the opportunity to share our members’ expertise about divorce issues in nationally respected publications. We also offer speakers to your group or… Read More
by Traci Hoppes, Family Law Attorney
Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes
Family law attorneys are hired to help people obtain a legal divorce. However, most divorce clients are really going through three different “divorces” at the same time:
1. Emotional Divorce
The emotional divorce begins with the decision to separate and ends when both spouses accept the… Read More
Tune in to Real Talk San Diego on ESPN Radio 1700 this Thursday, September 1, at 1 p.m. to hear Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego member and Certified Family Law Specialist Meredith Lewis.
Meredith will discuss family law issues and mediation.
You can listen from anywhere online: http://www.realtalksandiego.com/… Read More
by Sandra Joan Morris, Certified Family Law Specialist; Member, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Seltzer Caplan McMahon Vitek
Courts evolved long ago to provide an alternative to self-help and violent solutions to disagreements. Both sides submitted their positions, and a Solomon decided how to resolve the dispute. Determining a property boundary, or allocating fault and awarding funds might not go… Read More