Divorcing in the Golden Years (surprise!)

This recent article was inspired by Danny Devito’s divorce after 30 years of marriage.  The article attempts to describe a number of reasons why couples may divorce after a long marriage.  One recent study found, “The divorce rate among older adults has more than doubled since 1980, and 1 in 4 persons who divorces today is over age 50.”  So it seems that divorce isn’t just for thirty-somethings with children. … Read More

California’s Legal Document Assistant Problem (I can’t give you legal advice, but….)

Many times, clients come to our office and we get to “clean up messes.”  In some of these cases–the damages already done to the client’s legal position are irreparable.  For many of these parties it would have also been cheaper to have an attorney from the start–instead of trying to fix the harm done while unrepresented. … Read More

Enjoying the holidays as divorced parents (maybe)

A recent article from the Washington Times explores ways in which divorced families can survive the holidays.  The article does correctly point out that, like in other areas of life, a little advanced planning can go a long way. Here are my own thoughts on working your way through the holidays as a divorced (or divorcing) parent: If you have a court order, read it, follow it, and keep a copy with you.… Read More