Monthly Archives: December 2015

guardian ad-litem

What is a Guardian Ad Litem?

Some divorces are so negative and so filled with accusations that the court may not know whom to believe.  Unfortunately, this is most common when children are involved.  Each parent may accuse the other...
Holidays after divorce

Keeping the Holidays Special After Divorce

While divorce may come as a relief to some, to others there is a terrible sense of loss, not just of the spouse but also of extended family and friends.  Depending on how amicable...
taxes during divorce

Year-End Tax Questions for Divorcing Couples

If you have separated from your spouse during 2015, but are not yet divorced, you may be wondering about financial implications for your taxes.  Many people like to file their returns immediately after the...
unplanned visitation days

Unplanned Visitation Days

When divorced parents live close to each other, it is likely that there will be times that one or both need the other parent to take the children unexpectedly.  If you have a visitation...
holiday travel with children during divorce

Getting Through Holiday Travel With Kids

If you are a single dad traveling with kids this holiday season, there are steps you can take to prepare yourself and your family for fun rather than frustration.  Here are a few tips...
The Holidays and Divorce

Tackling the Holiday Blues

If you are a newly-separated dad, you are probably missing your kids and the holiday traditions you shared.  Even if you will have your children for part of the time during the holidays, it...
Men and Domestic Violence

Do Men Really Have Equal Protection Under The Law?

California law provides equal protection for those of any gender or gender identification when it comes to domestic abuse.  However, it took a court decision to ensure that those who suffered from domestic violence...
Abuse Allegations

The Hard Truth About Abuse Allegations

False allegations of abuse are often made against men going through divorce.  While domestic violence is a serious issue, there are also many more resources to help victims than ever before.  As the public...
Property Division

Which Property is Ours and Which Is Mine?

As part of your divorce, you will probably have to separate some of the property that you and your spouse acquired over the life of your marriage.  For most couples, this is one of...