Remember, if you and your spouse are considering mediation, make sure you both come to the initial consultation together. When one spouse comes in alone and is educated on the divorce process, she or he usually asks if Leslie can mediate for the couple. Usually the answer is, “No.” Typically the other spouse is Read more about When Do Couples Need to Come to an Initial Consultation Together?[…]
Remember, if you are divorcing in California, you are required by Family Code, Section 2104 to serve a completed packet of financial documents called a Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure packet and also a Final Declaration of Disclosure packet. Some of the documents are filed with the court and some are not. In addition, there is a Read more about Financial Disclosure Documents Mandatory in All California Divorces[…]
There are some attorneys who will tell their clients and potential clients that she or he can get them better results in court than through settlement. Please – – if any attorney ever tells you that they can do better for you in court, ask them to put that promise in writing and sign it. Read more about Empty Promises of Court Outcomes[…]
Mediation and collaborative divorce costs a small fraction of the cost of divorcing through the court and helps the children to come out of the divorce relatively unscathed. We offer free consultations to educate divorcing spouses on these options.Call us at 626-351-1200 to schedule your consultation.
If you go to court, so much of your personal financial and other information becomes public record forever. If you choose to settle your case without going to court, you can keep most and sometimes all of your financial information confidential. For more information, come in for an initial consultation: call 626-351-1200 to schedule an Read more about How Can We Keep Our Private Information From Becoming Public Record?[…]