The Truth - the Winning Argument for Your Case

Recent Posts in Divorce Category

Blog Home
  • 14 Apr. 2017

    How Does Domestic Violence Change the Divorce Process?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Divorce in the State of California is based on no-fault grounds, meaning that even in situations where a spouse is accused of domestic violence, the ability to obtain a divorce typically involves irreconcilable differences between spouses. With that being said, this does not mean that violent acts will not have any impact on your divorce. Domestic violence restraining orders can affect the divorce ...
    Continue Reading
  • 23 Feb. 2017

    Sole or Primary Child Custody - What are a Father's Chances of Winning It?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    When most entertainment media cover the topic of divorce or family law disputes, there seems to almost always be a father figure cast in a negative light. How many movies have you watched that included an abusive dad that couldn’t control his temper? Or, how many television shows have you seen that presented the mother as a caring, protective figure and the dad too strict and authoritarian? ...
    Continue Reading
  • 27 Jan. 2017

    Expenses During the Divorce Process

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Every person going through a divorce knows that the family’s shared finances are going to get be divided eventually, but most forget to monitor those bank accounts while the divorce progresses. Before your divorce finalizes, you need to keep one eye on your best interests and another on how much money is at your disposal. This is especially true if you are a stay-at-home mom or dad who made ...
    Continue Reading
  • 6 Jan. 2017

    How to Avoid a Long and Expensive Divorce Process

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    When contemplating divorce, many individuals grow concerned about the costs of divorce lawyers and the amount of time that the entire process will take. However, divorcing spouses do their part to have a smooth case with a positive outcome, controlling costs, and the duration of the process. To help, our Orange County divorce attorneys have compiled a list of helpful tips to ensure you move ...
    Continue Reading
  • 8 Nov. 2016

    Three Ways to Have a Happy Thanksgiving After Divorce

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Most people spend the Thanksgiving holiday and break with family and their closest loved ones. Of course, for people moving through the divorce process, the holiday season can be an emotionally draining time of year. Because our Orange County attorneys understand Thanksgiving can be difficult after divorce, our legal team has listed three ways recently divorced spouses can create a more enjoyable ...
    Continue Reading
  • 20 Sep. 2016

    4 Divorce Myths Busted

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If you are considering filing for divorce, there is a chance you have heard many contradictory things about the legal process. In fact, some myths may have even prevented you from taking action. Regardless of where you are in the process, it is important to note that much of what you have heard may only be rumor. Our Orange County divorce lawyers at The Buncher Law Corporation have busted four ...
    Continue Reading
  • 1 Aug. 2016

    Understanding Separate and Community Property in California

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    When married couples decide to file for divorce, there are often numerous issues, including child support, child custody, spousal support and more. One of the most important matters that must be dealt with in a timely manner, which can be hotly contested during divorce, involves property division. Oftentimes, couples who are not able to reach a resolution are forced to litigate the issues in ...
    Continue Reading
  • 26 Jul. 2016

    You Don't Have To Get Stuck With Your Spouse's Education Loans In A Divorce

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    There is a reimbursement claim that is often missed by family law attorneys because it is an exception to community property principles. The basic rule of community property is that all debts or assets acquired during marriage belong to both spouses. Such community debts and assets are equally divided. However, this rule does not apply to loans and expenses incurred or paid during a marriage for a ...
    Continue Reading
  • 8 Jun. 2016

    Does My Spouse Have to Move Out When I File for Divorce?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    When it comes to divorce, many aspects of a person’s life can change drastically – including living arrangements. In fact, one of the most common concerns many people fail to consider prior to divorce is whether or not a spouse has to move out once one spouse has filed a petition. In California, if a couple purchases a home together, the house is typically considered marital property. ...
    Continue Reading
  • 30 Mar. 2016

    9 Steps Women Should Take in Preparation for a Divorce

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Divorce is never an easy process. For many women, it is difficult to know where to begin with so many changes on the horizon. It is easy to become overwhelmed. Below, we have shared a checklist of important steps to help you feel more in control and get the process underway as smoothly as possible. Gather all of your financial records. Having all of your financial records together in one place ...
    Continue Reading
  • 25 Mar. 2016

    Who Pays for Divorce Attorney Fees in California?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In California, there are two different ways to seek attorney fees in a divorce case. The first method is authorized by Family Code sections 2030 - 2032, which is often referred to as a “need-based” fee award. The second method is set forth in Family Code section 271, which permits fee awards against a person that has unreasonably increased the costs of litigation by failing to resolve ...
    Continue Reading
  • 12 Feb. 2016

    Divorce Filings Sky Rocket During the Month of February

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    February is often recognized for its extremely popular holiday for lovers, Valentine’s Day, which occurs on February 14. However, this month has also become widely recognized for a contradictory reason! Recently, studies have shown that the amount of divorces skyrocket in February. In fact, Avvo.com reports that divorce filings increase by nearly 40% during that time of year. Many wonder, ...
    Continue Reading
  • 18 Jan. 2016

    Is a "Quick & Simple" Divorce Possible?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    No matter who you are or where you live, divorce can be a difficult and potentially lengthy process, especially if the divorce is contested. However, individuals meeting certain requirements may be able to obtain what is called a Summary Dissolution of Marriage, which is a quicker, less complicated way to legally end a marriage. Couples who have been married for a short period of time who have no ...
    Continue Reading
  • 10 Dec. 2015

    I Think I Need A Second Opinion Before I Finalize My Divorce Judgment. Can You Help?

    Posted By The Buncher Family Law Corporation

    Everyone thinks they know a thing or two about family law. Chances are you know someone who's been through a divorce, you've followed a pop culture story about a divorcing celebrity couple, or your friend of a friend of a friend has family law war stories to share. Here's the truth: divorce is a pretty common reality in our society, and it becomes exceedingly difficult to sort out ...
    Continue Reading
  • 13 Nov. 2015

    Part One: My Ex Is Not Paying Support On Time - What Can I Do To Fix This?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If your spouse, or soon-to-be-ex spouse, is not making court-ordered child support or spousal support payments on time, your most straight forward option is wage garnishment. First, you need to carefully evaluate the court order that established the payments. Does it provide a payment deadline? Typical language usually provides for one-half the total support award to be paid on the first of the ...
    Continue Reading
  • 8 Apr. 2014

    Divorce And Taxes: Just Finalized Your Divorce? It's Time To Reconsider Your Tax Filing

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    There's a good chance your Divorce Judgment already provides the tax filing information you and your ex-spouse will need for 2013. A Judgment commonly addresses issues concerning minor children as dependency exemptions for tax filing status needs. Typically, spouses file a joint return for any tax year they were married. A couple who divorced on December 30, 2013 for instance, cannot file a ...
    Continue Reading
  • 1 Apr. 2014

    Divorce And Taxes: Minor Children Are A Key Consideration At Tax Time

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Do you and your ex-spouse share custody of minor children ? The type of custodial arrangement you have dictates your dependency exemptions. Let me give you an example: When parties share custody of their children, it can make sense to allocate exemptions equally so that each parent claims one child on their separate return. If only one minor child is involved, the parties can agree to alternate ...
    Continue Reading
  • 25 Mar. 2014

    Divorce And Taxes: Why It Is Important To Resolve Tax Filing Issues Before April 15, 2014

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If you are in the midst of dissolving your marriage and have children, you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse are probably negotiating issues concerning your tax filing status for 2013. Your federal tax filing status is based on your marital and family situation. These are important factors in determining whether you must file a return, what your standard deduction is, and your correct amount of tax. ...
    Continue Reading
  • 2 Apr. 2013

    Preparing for Divorce: Choosing Your Attorney

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If you're thinking about filing for a dissolution of your marriage, you already know there are tough decisions ahead. Rather than be overwhelmed, try to break down the information into manageable parts instead. Take some time and contemplate what's in store for you and your family. Let's start with how you select your attorney. About a year ago, I wrote a post about what we ...
    Continue Reading
  • 28 Mar. 2013

    Timing and Implementing Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In a previous post, I explained that Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (" ATROs ") are orders that come into effect once a summons is served in a dissolution action. ATROs apply to both parties in a case, and the orders remain in effect for the entirety of your case. There are four specific rules governing ATROS, you can read them here. In addition to the four automatic rules, the ...
    Continue Reading
  • 26 Mar. 2013

    What should you expect during a Divorce Mediation?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    It should come as no surprise that dissolution is an extremely stressful event, no matter whether mediation or litigation is in play. Tempers can run high, and emotions are intense. Though the mediation process can't extinguish these feelings, your mediator can give you some tools for managing anger and expectations. Most importantly, your mediator can remind you that a successful process ...
    Continue Reading
  • 19 Mar. 2013

    How do you start a Mediation for Divorce?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    All divorce processes start with the filing of a petition. for a complete overview on the early stage of the dissolution process. A mediator can assist with the preparation of a petition for dissolution and the filing of a petition with the court. Mediation may be more straight-forward than litigation, in terms of cost and scheduling, but the process is just as serious and structured. Remember to ...
    Continue Reading
  • 14 Mar. 2013

    Exceptions in Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In a previous post, I explained that Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders ("ATROs") are orders that come into effect once a summons is served in a dissolution action. ATROs apply to both parties in a case, and the orders remain in effect for the entirety of your case. There are four specific rules governing ATROS, you can read them here. In addition to the four automatic rules, the ...
    Continue Reading
  • 24 Oct. 2012

    What do I have to prove to get an annulment of my marriage in court?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If you decide to pursue a nullity of marriage proceeding in court, you need to consider how you will prove that your marriage should be considered invalid. This is a crucial aspect of case strategy, and you should make sure that your attorney is well-versed in the law before proceeding. Experienced counsel - someone familiar with the intricacies of the law - should be consulted. As discussed in ...
    Continue Reading
  • 22 Oct. 2012

    What should I consider before filing for an annulment?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    There are some advantages to consider in filing for an annulment of your marriage, provided you have the discretion to choose between an annulment and a dissolution of marriage: On the flipside, there are some potential disadvantages to consider in filing for an annulment: The decision to pursue an annulment of marriage may or may not be an easy one for you to make. This can be a difficult area of ...
    Continue Reading
  • 56 results found. Viewing page 1 of 3. Go to page 1 2 3   Next

Helpful Family Law Resources

Family law can be complex, but there are plenty of resources available to assist you. Browse through the various resources our team provides to help simplify your legal process in every way possible.

We Have the Answers You Need