Sexting, Marriage, and Divorce

Sexting and your marriage. Is it acceptable? Especially if you have fallen out of love or are considering filing for divorce or legal separation? Lately, it seems that incidents of high profile men (and sometimes women) engaged in prolific sexting … Continue reading

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Pet Custody in California Divorces

Divorce can be difficult enough, and sometimes, divorcing spouses become spiteful, making decisions just to hurt or antagonize the other person. And sometimes, when it comes to property division, two people can just not agree on who gets what. Especially … Continue reading

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Tax Issues When Dividing Property During Divorce

The issue of taxes, and what is deductible and what is not, often comes up between divorcing couples. This article will address the transfer of assets between spouses. While most asset transfers between spouses (or former spouses) in the context … Continue reading

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Are Spousal Support Payments Tax Deductible?

Divorce and taxes… These two often intertwine, particularly when it comes to determining what is able to be written off during and after a divorce and what is not. Do Spousal Support Payments Qualify for a Tax Deduction? California law … Continue reading

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Back to School Tips for Co-Parents

Change can be difficult for many people, and children of divorced or legally separated parents are no exception. As summer draws to a close and the new school year is on the horizon, this likely means a change in your … Continue reading

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How to Protect Separate Property without a Prenup

Sometimes, no matter how nicely you ask nor how many times, your future spouse may just not want to sign a premarital agreement. More commonly known as a prenup, these written agreements clearly set out the terms of possession of … Continue reading

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Social Media and Your Divorce

It seems that these days, one of the most common things divorcing spouses do when the divorce gets ugly, or their soon-to-be-ex is frustrating them, is turn to social media to vent. Talk about divorce in a modern age! You … Continue reading

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I Pay My Child’s Insurance. Can I Tell My Ex Which Doctors to Visit?

Child custody and child support issues often arise during divorce proceedings and even after the divorce is finalized. Of particular interest for many divorced spouses is what expenses child support actually covers. More importantly, the non-custodial parent often wants to … Continue reading

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Peter M. Walzer to Give Lecture on Premarital Agreements on Sept. 4, 2014

Join family law attorney Peter M. Walzer on September 4, 2014 for an engaging, informative discussion on premarital agreements. This lecture is a must-attend for practicing family lawyers in Southern California. Event Details: Date – September 4, 2014 Time – … Continue reading

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Peter M. Walzer to Present on Bias in Family Law Cases on Nov. 21, 2014

Please join family law attorney and managing partner of Walzer Melcher LLP Peter M. Walzer on November 21, 2014 for a lively, informative discussion on bias in Family Law cases. This is a lunchtime lecture and all are welcome. Event … Continue reading

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