How to File for Legal Separation in California

Hossein Berenji, Dec 14, 2020

In California, marriage or registered domestic partnership terminates by: Divorce Legal separation Annulment Couples who do not wish to divorce might choose legal separation instead. There are similarities between legal separation and divorce, but there are also differences. In a legal separation, the court decides the same issues it would in a divorce case.  The […]


What Happens to Child Support if I Remarry?

Hossein Berenji, Dec 13, 2020

Parents have a legal obligation to financially support their children regardless of custody and visitation rights. When parents remarry, they may wonder how the remarriage will affect an existing child support order. In order to understand the impact, it is important to understand both how child support is calculated and how California law generally views […]


Everything You Need to Know About Filing Bankruptcy After Divorce

Hossein Berenji, Dec 12, 2020

Divorce is a common reason for filing a bankruptcy case. Many people who have gone through a divorce experience financial problems. They may have difficulty paying bills with a single income or have trouble paying bills because of their domestic support obligations. Regardless of the reason for filing bankruptcy after divorce, it is essential to […]


Cohabitation and Spousal Support

Hossein Berenji, Dec 02, 2020

The California Family Code § 4323 allows a “rebuttable presumption” that spousal support can be decreased if the supported party is cohabitating with someone else. What is Cohabitation? Cohabitation refers to living with a non-marital partner with which there is an intimate, personal relationship. California law does not provide a standard definition of cohabitation, but […]


Mediation with Family Court Services Versus a Private Mediator

Hossein Berenji, Nov 30, 2020

If you file a family law case that includes child custody matters, it is essential to understand the difference between Family Court Services and private mediation. There are significant differences that can impact the outcome of your custody case. Mediation through Family Court Services might be required. Also, the mediation could have substantial input in […]