Kathleen J. Smith, Attorney at Law

February 2019 Archives

These property mistakes can affect your divorce and your future

Undoubtedly, the property division aspect of divorce is complicated. Since it is often an issue that brings out negative emotions like anger or a sense of betrayal, it is easy to make mistakes when property is at stake. Unfortunately, such mistakes can end up costing one spouse more than the other in the end.

A look at the grounds for divorce in California

Each state in our nation has different laws for getting a divorce. In most cases, these different state laws are very similar to one another, but it is still wise to learn the law when divorcing. If you have never divorced before, you might benefit from finding out what the grounds for divorce are in your state. In this post, we will talk about the grounds upon which California spouses can seek to end their marriages.

How the court determines a child’s best interests

Maybe the biggest question mark for parents going through a divorce is what will happen to their children. Child custody is generally the most hotly contested topic in divorce, with money coming in second. If you are suffering nerves about where your child may end up, one of the best things you can do is inform yourself.

Books can help young children understand and cope with divorce

When you told your children that you and their other parent are getting a divorce, you may have gotten a variety of reactions. Older children may have bombarded you with questions or expressed their frustration or sadness. However, young children sometimes do not know how to express what they feel and may have a limited understanding of the concept of divorce.

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