If today, you were to walk into department L-67 of the Lamoreaux Justice Center in Orange California, where the Honorable Judge James Waltz presides over a heavy family law calendar, you would notice on the wall a framed quote by Abraham Lincoln, who before becoming President of the United States of America, worked as […]
How will our property be divided upon divorce?
California is known as a “community property” state. Community property laws and principles are rooted in Spanish common law, which recognized that the contributions and obligations of the spouses during marriage had equal value and ought to be shared. Marriage was recognized as partnership of equals, regardless of individual roles. California law was strongly […]
Do I need an attorney for my divorce?
Yes, you do. Believe me. I know, you think I’m saying that because I am an attorney, right? Wrong. If you or your child had a very serious medical or dental condition that required immediate surgery, would you ask “Do I really need a surgeon?” or “Do I really need a dentist?” No, you wouldn’t ask that. In fact, you […]
How much does divorce cost?
This is probably the most frequently asked question of family law attorneys. Simply answered, “It depends”. Filing fees, service fees, retainer fees and hourly rates are easy enough to determine. However, no attorney can accurately predict how much a divorce will actually cost. Anyone who alleges otherwise is not worth the free consultation they are giving you. To illustrate […]