Family Law Blog

James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys

Blog Posts in October, 2015

How California Divorce Differs from London

With the growth of international travel and trade, it is not uncommon for individuals to spend a majority of their time split between two countries. In fact, trends show that more people are spending their time between California and London than they ...

Questions to Ask Before Filing for Divorce

The media presents divorce as something that is quite common, touting that nearly 50% of American weddings end in divorce. With celebrities publicizing marriages that seemingly last for five minutes, it is not hard to see why divorce can seem like ...

Ways for Stepparents to Connect with Their Stepchildren

Every time stepparents are mentioned, the evil stepmother from Cinderella probably pops into your head. Stepparents have become stereotyped as the bad parent, out to replace a child’s birth parent. It can difficult to fight the stigma in the ...

5 Tips on Co-Parenting During the School Year

The new school year can be both exciting and nerve racking for not only students, but newly divorced parents as well. It can be tricky navigating the new waters of separation while parenting your child. Your kids might be apprehensive about not only ...

What is Marital Property?

When you marry someone, you pledge to build a life together. Establishing a future together usually includes sharing a home, bank account, and purchasing property. During a marriage, it is great to accumulate these things. However, when you decide to ...

What a Judge Considers During Child Custody Hearings

When a couple divorces, they go through a number of proceedings in order to determine various aspects such as property division, alimony, and more. One of the most important factors, however, arises when children are involved. Child custody hearings ...

Tips on How to Tell Your Kids About the Divorce

Divorce can be a difficult and stressful process. It is a transitional period with a lot of change. It can be emotional for not just spouses but for the children. Kids don’t often understand what is going on and will be scared about the ...

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