Overall, divorce rates are falling across the U.S. (although California’s is about 10 percent above the national average), but if you and your spouse have decided to end the marital relationship, one of your first decisions will be what is the best process to choose how to divorce.
If you are considering filing for divorce, you may find yourself facing uncertainty, fear, anxiety, and a whirlwind of other emotions. Sometimes you know when it’s unequivocally time to end a marriage; other times, it’s not so cut and dry.
Collaborative Law involves both parties meeting along with their attorneys. A party will also be able to meet with their collaborative law attorney separately to discuss a collaborative strategy prior to these sessions.
There are several ways to obtain a divorce without ever going to court. Your particular route will depend on the circumstances of your divorce, your relationship with your spouse, and how many issues are in dispute.
The end of a marriage is difficult for all parties concerned. However, some forms of marital dissolution are more difficult than others. This article compares contested divorce with collaborative divorce and uncontested divorce.
Social media is a public forum where you have very little expectation of privacy. Your spouse can use any information that is lawfully retrieved. But, what if you remove your posts or delete your entire Facebook profile?
Attorneys are commonly subpoenaing the opponent’s social media records to obtain crucial evidence. In addition, attorneys are employing computer forensics techniques to mine data that was intentionally destroyed or erased. You can fight the subpoena, but your safest bet is to avoid producing negative evidence.