11 Questions to Ask Before Getting a Divorce By ERIC V. COPAGE

By Bernadette Capulong June 21st, 2017

Common sense suggests that asking the right questions before getting married can make for a better union, but rarely is the other side of the coin examined. That could be because, by the time the prospect of divorce surfaces, spouses may already be in a stressful frame of mind, and in no mood for a […]

Filing Divorce without an Attorney

By Bill Ferguson March 2nd, 2017

Divorce. It’s the dreaded “D” word. For many, divorce is a time of pain, stress, and great contemplation. Emotions are in a heightened state and respective spouses can feel at odds. When children are at the center of the separation, divorce can become even more complicated. There are matters of children, assets, and the division […]

Valuing a Business During Divorce by Ann Thompson

By Bill Ferguson February 14th, 2017

How do you value a spouse’s business during a divorce? In Divorce a lot of things are valued easily because there is a dollar amount associated with it. If there is a bank account that’s subject to division, you know how much is in the bank account and you equally divide it. Businesses are different, […]

Keeping a Business Alive During a Divorce by Karen Klein

By Bill Ferguson January 28th, 2016

You can make bad decisions under emotional stress. You might even lose the business entirely. Here are savvy tips from attorney Lisa Hughes Maneuvering a small business through rough economic seas is tough enough. But doing it amid a divorce at the same time—well, the stakes are pretty high. Lisa Hughes, an accountant and family […]

California Court Rules for Ending a Marriage

By Bill Ferguson March 6th, 2015

A divorce (also called “dissolution of marriage” or “dissolution of domestic partnership”) ends your marriage or domestic partnership (or both if you are both married and in a domestic partnership with your spouse). After you get divorced, you will be single, and you can marry or become a domestic partner again. You can get a […]

10 Reasons to Consider Mediation

By Bill Ferguson January 15th, 2014

10 Reasons to Consider Mediation More and more people are using divorce mediation these days. If you, or someone you know, are getting divorced, mediation may be a good method to try. 1. It Costs Less In divorce mediation, you meet together with one divorce mediator. You usually share the cost, which is commonly between […]