What Is Community Property?

In divorces, community property is often a hot topic. Understanding what constitutes community property and how it is handled can significantly impact your financial future. In this vlog, we unpack what community properties are and where they fall in divorces. What is Community Property? At its core, community property refers to assets or debts [...]

fotex2024-05-28T16:34:46-07:00May 28th, 2024|Divorce settlement, Family Law, Legal Separation, Vlog|

What Is Considered Separate Property?

As you prepare for marriage or navigate the complexities of divorce, understanding the concept of separate property under California Family Law becomes essential. Separate property refers to assets or debts that are considered distinctly owned by one spouse, either acquired before the marriage or after the date of separation. It can also include property [...]

fotex2024-05-27T10:28:03-07:00May 21st, 2024|Divorce settlement, Family Law, Legal Separation, Vlog|

How Long Do You Have to Be Married to Get Alimony in California?

At JWB Family Law in San Diego, CA, we understand that navigating the complexities of alimony can be a challenging aspect of divorce proceedings. This detailed guide aims to provide clarity on what alimony in California entails, how it's determined, and the implications for both short-term and long-term marriages. What is Alimony? Alimony, also known [...]

fotex2024-05-06T09:09:45-07:00May 6th, 2024|Divorce, Legal Separation, Spousal Support|

Common Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce Proceedings

Divorce is a complex and emotionally challenging process that requires careful consideration and strategic decision-making. From navigating legal intricacies to managing the emotional turmoil, divorcing couples often find themselves overwhelmed and prone to making critical mistakes that can impact their future. In the following article, diligent San Diego lawyers shed light on the common [...]

fotex2023-12-12T23:47:17-08:00June 30th, 2023|Divorce, Divorce settlement, Legal Separation, Mediation, Uncategorized|

The Difference Between an Annulment and a Divorce

Ending a marriage is never a thing that someone wants to go through, but sometimes it is the best solution for couples who are struggling. There are a couple ways to end a marriage, including an annulment and divorce. In this article, we will discuss the difference between an annulment and a divorce to help [...]

fotex2023-12-12T22:46:35-08:00January 28th, 2021|Divorce, Legal Separation, Mediation|

Should I File for Divorce Before the Holidays?

The holidays are right around the corner, and if you are seriously considering filing for a divorce, you may be asking, "Should I file for divorce before the holidays?" While there is no good time to file for divorce, there are pros and cons to filing before vs. after the holidays. Some situations in [...]

fotex2023-12-12T22:15:32-08:00November 10th, 2020|Divorce, Legal Separation, Mediation|

Should You File For Legal Separation or Divorce?

Should you file for legal separation or divorce? In this article, we talk about legal separation, how it differs from divorce, and if it might be the best course of action for you and your spouse.  Many people leave their partners on a trial basis and are living separately; however, they want a trial [...]

fotex2023-12-12T22:12:31-08:00October 27th, 2020|Divorce, Legal Separation, Mediation|

Is There Such a Thing as a “Low-Cost Divorce?”

Maybe you’ve seen the ads online for a low-cost divorce. But in the end, is there such a thing as a "low-cost divorce?" You know the cheap option isn’t always the best, but you’d like to cut costs where you can. This blog will talk through some ways to keep costs manageable during a [...]

fotex2023-12-12T19:59:02-08:00August 1st, 2019|Divorce, Divorce settlement, Legal Separation|

Divorce Restraining Orders and Proving Your Spouse is a Danger

Domestic violence is an all-too-common situation in the United States. If your spouse is dangerous, what steps can you take to prove that to the court? This blog will talk through what’s necessary to obtain divorce restraining orders and proving your spouse is a danger. Under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act (DVPA) in California, [...]

fotex2023-12-12T19:55:16-08:00July 18th, 2019|Divorce, Domestic Violence, Legal Separation|

Making Sense of Divorce Paperwork

You’re filing for divorce, or you’ve been filed on. It’s all so confusing! First things first is making sense of divorce paperwork and the documents you need to have on hand to get started. If you want to file for a divorce (in California it’s called a Dissolution of Marriage), the first bit of [...]

fotex2023-12-12T19:38:46-08:00June 20th, 2019|Divorce, Legal Separation|
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