One question we get asked on almost every phone call is, “How much will this divorce cost me?” You may have heard the old saying that it’s cheaper to keep her, but in today’s market that doesn’t have to be the case. Video courtesy of Houston Divorce Lawyer Robert Von Dohlen *Not affiliated with this website. The Cost of Divorce First, before you even start to think about the money…you need to consider that you only have one short life to live. How much life force and life-energy (emotional capital) is it going to cost you to prolong a bad situation. I ask many of my clients to consider that before we start to talk about money. The truth of the matter is that when it’s over, there might be no way to save a failing marriage. In simple terms, the cost of your divorce is going to depend largely on a few different factors: Do you and your soon to be ex spouse want to fight this thing out? The more you argue and bicker, the more expensive this divorce is going to be because you are going to rack up billable hours on both sides. Is there a large amount of personal property to divide ($), real property to divide ($$), business assets to divide ($$$). Basically, the more complicated the division of property is, the more expensive the divorce will be in terms of legal fees. Are there children involved in the divorce decree? Anything that causes room for disagreement and negotiation can make the divorce process more expensive. We find that splitting couples tend to fight and argue the most over visitation rights, child custody issues, and child support payments. What Should You Do? If you are facing a divorce, the best thing to do is contact an attorney as soon as possible. A family law attorney can work with you to (1) protect your rights, (2) protect your children, and (3) help you identify any unnecessary expenditures that may increase the cost of your divorce. More from Robert Von Dohlen… Child Support Calculator Divorce Lawyer Videos
A restraining order is a court order that can protect you from being physically abused, threatened, stalked or harassed. Sometimes, it can also give you custody of your children, order visitation, provide child support, spousal support and attorney fees. Under certain circumstances it can require the abuser to move out of your home. If there is a threat of violence or recent physical violence, you need the help of an attorney to keep you safe and get you the protection you deserve. We can help you determine the level and type of protection necessary, and get you back on a path to safety. Family law attorneys understand how to manage sensitive and dangerous situations. The circumstances surrounding restraining orders are often very complex. You should never have to live in fear of violence. If a restraining order is placed against you and you have children, California Law may prevent you from having custody of your children or owning a gun. You need to obtain the best legal representation to assist you in protecting your rights. Being accused of something that you have not done can ruin your reputation and your life.
For more information, please visit us at: http://www.kaidenelderlaw.com. This educational video about California Domestic Partners and trusts was produced by California estate planning & elder law attorney Randall F. Kaiden. This video is about Domestic Partnership law in California. In order to qualify as a Registered Domestic Partner, either same-sex couples or different-sex couples where one partner is at least 62 years of age must: 1) Have a common residence 2) Agree to be responsible for each other’s basic living expenses 3) Neither person can be married or be a member of another Registered Domestic Partnership 4) The two persons cannot be related to each other 5) Both persons must be at least 18 years old AND they must: 6) File for Domestic Partnership with the California Secretary of State where they agree to California court jurisdiction if the couple seeks a dissolution or nullity of the relationship. Please see the video for more details, especially how the law affects Probate Law and Estate Planning. Randall F. Kaiden, founding attorney at Kaiden Elder Law Group, PC (and The Trust Store-our online portal), was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 1998, he began working in tax, estate planning and probate law. Soon thereafter, he added Medi-Cal & Veterans Planning to his practice. Since that time, he has been VA Accredited to represent claimants before the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. He is a member of Elder Counsel, Wealth Counsel and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. His practice is elder-centered, helping people respond to the challenges associated with chronic illness or disability as well as focusing on asset preservation, probate avoidance, tax reduction, trusts and estates. Attorney: Randall Kaiden, Esq. Contact: http://www.kaidenelderlaw.com These online videos and reading materials were prepared by Randall F. Kaiden, Esq. and for informational purposes only. They therefore DO NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR SERVICES. Watching and reading the information contained here is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Do not rely upon any information you receive here for any purpose without seeking independent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your State. The information provided here is very general and may or may not reflect the most current law. Thus, the information contained here is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete. Nothing contained on this website or retransmitted on any other is intended to be used or relied on, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. TAXPAYERS MUST SEEK INDEPENDENT TAX LEGAL ADVISE FOR THEIR OWN PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES, WITH RESPECT TO ANY TRANSACTION OR MATTER CONTAINED HEREIN. Randall F. Kaiden expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any and all of the information (in any format) provided here.
It would be wonderful if divorces were all amicable and both sides agreed quickly. That isn’t always the case, and these cases can turn into highly contested battles. The victim of such disputes is the child caught in the middle. There are claims and counterclaims about who is the best parent. Even though custody cases can be difficult, they are an essential part of family law. As a parent, you want what is best for your child, and you want to be involved in every part of his or her life, physically and legally. California Child Custody Laws Custody cases are often ongoing as previous spouses may challenge the decision as family circumstances change. These cases add a great deal of emotional stress to the lives of the children and the clients.
This area of law can often be a complex and potentially confusing one, which is why it is not advisable to try to take care of such matters without a professional. When issues arise concerning your family, it is usually an emotional time for you. To ensure your best interests are secure, you will require someone who is not merely a knowledgeable Family Law Attorney in the academic sense, but one who has a wealth of experience working as an attorney in this field. CA Family Law – 101 With a proven track record and the intensive kind of attention to detail that is crucial to these legal issues, you can be sure you will be taken care of properly. Your needs will be given the attention necessary to obtain your goals. We want to be familiar with every detail pertaining to your unique situation so that nothing gets overlooked. Are you in need of an experienced Family Law Attorney? Child Custody Child Support Child Abuse Divorces Annulments Asset Divisions Military Divorces Spousal Support Grandparents Rights Marital Dissolutions Legal Separations Domestic Partnerships