Steps to Divorce—What to Do If You’ve Been Filed Against

Steps to Divorce—What to Do If You’ve Been Filed Against

You’ve been served. So what happens next? Here are the first steps to divorce to take after your spouse has filed for divorce. Initially, getting served with divorce paperwork might feel threatening and intimidating. The language on the summons says you have been sued...
The Cost of Divorce: How It Can Impact Retirement

The Cost of Divorce: How It Can Impact Retirement

There seems to be so much cost associated with divorce. How will it affect my retirement? In any marriage that will be dissolved (otherwise known as a divorce) in California, a retirement plan or plans is/are subject to the community property laws of this state and...
I’m Getting a Divorce. What Happens to My Health Insurance?

I’m Getting a Divorce. What Happens to My Health Insurance?

When you’re getting a divorce, there are many important considerations. One of those—what happens to your health insurance during and after a divorce. When a California divorce case is filed, there are immediate temporary restraining orders that issue and that affect...
Steps to Divorce—How to Legally Change Your Name

Steps to Divorce—How to Legally Change Your Name

There are so many steps to divorce that it can be difficult to keep track. For one, how do you go about changing your name after a divorce? There are a few ways to change your name when a divorce case is finished. The easiest way is to request that your former name be...
What Is an SBP Election in a Military Divorce?

What Is an SBP Election in a Military Divorce?

In a divorce involving a member of the military—or a retired member of the military—a former spouse can request in the military divorce that the member elect to cover them under the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), which will continue their share of the member’s...