California family law news, tips, and resources for parents seeking information about divorce, legal separation. child custody, child support, marital settlement agreement, uncontested divorce, contested divorce, spousal support, and family support.

3 Prenuptial Agreement Mistakes to Avoid in California

3 Prenuptial Agreement Mistakes to Avoid in California Prenuptial agreement mistakes often occur when engaged couples wait to the last minute to get one. Rushing to obtain a prenuptial agreement is never a good idea. You should finalize your prenup well in advance of your wedding day (at least two months). Below are our [...]

3 Prenuptial Agreement Mistakes to Avoid in California 2018-06-09T14:43:44+00:00

How to Create a California Prenuptial Agreement

How to Create a California Prenuptial Agreement Creating a California prenuptial agreement is not the first idea that comes to mind before getting married. From planning your wedding to enjoying spending quality time with your fiancé, stressing over the details of a prenup can be a hassle. At San Diego Esquire, our prenuptial agreement [...]

How to Create a California Prenuptial Agreement 2018-06-06T03:20:39+00:00

California Spousal Support Basics

California Spousal Support Basics Issues regarding California spousal support usually arises in every divorce. Spousal support allows a lower earning spouse to maintain the marital standard of living post-divorce. The goal of spousal support is to make sure the lower earning spouse maintains financial security during and after a divorce. The higher earning spouse [...]

California Spousal Support Basics 2018-01-07T18:47:48+00:00

What is California Guideline Child Support?

What is California Guideline Child Support? California guideline child support refers to monetary support parents provide for their children to cover living and medical expenses. Under California's family code, both parents are required to support their minor children. Read on to learn more about California guideline child support and how to obtain a child [...]

What is California Guideline Child Support? 2018-05-28T16:32:15+00:00

California Quick Divorce

California Quick Divorce A California quick divorce rarely occurs. Most divorces take over a year to settle or go to trial. However, some divorces are finalized within six to eight months of filling the Dissolution of Marriage Petition. Here are some key factors to consider when seeking a California quick divorce. How to Obtain [...]

California Quick Divorce 2018-01-07T18:50:37+00:00

San Diego Divorce Lawyer

San Diego Divorce Lawyer Finding a San Diego divorce lawyer can be challenging. Most people are concerned with legal fees and court costs when searching for an attorney. Below are a few things you should consider before hiring a San Diego divorce lawyer. Read on to learn more. California Divorce Overview Divorce matters are [...]

San Diego Divorce Lawyer 2018-05-28T16:34:38+00:00

How to Obtain a California Ex Parte Child Custody Order

How to Obtain a California Ex Parte Child Custody Order Ex parte divorce proceedings frequently occur in California.  California Rules of Court 5.151 states that the purpose of an emergency order is to address a matter that cannot be heard on the court’s regular hearing calendar. The sole purpose of an ex parte Request [...]

How to Obtain a California Ex Parte Child Custody Order 2018-05-28T16:35:34+00:00

My Top 5 Tips Before You File for Divorce in California

My Top 5 Tips Before You File for Divorce in California Filing for divorce is not an easy decision. From deciding child custody and visitation, to dividing community assets and debts, divorce can make you feel emotionally drained. There are a few things you should consider before you file for divorce in California. Read [...]

My Top 5 Tips Before You File for Divorce in California 2018-05-28T16:36:04+00:00