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Divorce Counseling: How to Find Help if You Need It

how to find divorce counseling

Far too many people see divorce as a sign of weakness  – and divorce counseling as a dispensable, if not suspect, way to pass the time. Alongside the legal and financial aspects of a divorce, there are a myriad of emotions to sort through as well. While hiring an experienced and reputable divorce attorney makes […]

Child-Centered Approach to Decision Making Post Pandemic

child-centered decision making

We all too often overlook the cost of the pandemic to children. Increased screen time, sleep disturbances, sustained lack of participation with play, sports, or friends. School closures, isolation, and general “family stress” were difficult experiences for many children, further exacerbated in homes where there was parental conflict. In these unprecedented times, families can benefit […]

Considering a Separation Agreement?

what is a separation agreement

When you and your spouse officially separate, questions immediately arise. Decisions need to be made. From living arrangements to temporary financial support to a custodial schedule for the children and everything in between, prompt agreements can benefit both parties. Separation Agreements can establish the lay of the land and provide order and stabilization during a […]

Our House Grief Support Center’s New Executive Team

Our House Grief Support Center

I am proud to serve as the newly installed board president and chair of the board of directors of OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center. Our executive leadership team welcomes Breena Gold as the incoming CEO. As we reflect upon the overwhelming needs of the Los Angeles community at this time, the organization’s mission to support […]

How to Start the Divorce Process

beginning the divorce process

Where do I even begin? I get this question a lot. The decision to end a marriage is seldom an easy one. Once the choice has been made, you may find yourself wondering what to do next or what to do first. While the specific laws governing a marital dissolution vary from state to state, […]

Shared Parenting: What Does It Mean and Is It For You? 

is shared parenting a good option

Child custody decisions can be the most emotionally charged of the divorce process. Judges will take the best interests of the child into account when determining the optimal parenting plan for parents and children. In most cases, shared parenting or joint custody is the best option. What exactly is shared parenting? Is it right for […]

Exploring the Tax Implications of Divorce

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Tax season is right around the corner. Millions of Americans are readying their paperwork and steadying their nerves – both of which will be required to submit those tax returns on time. If you are in the process of a divorce or about to start one this year, let’s explore some tax implications that are […]

Factors Considered by Courts When Deciding Custody Arrangements

how are custody arrangements decided

The often uttered phrase “the Best Interests of the Child”  is the governing standard by which Courts decide a custody arrangement for two disagreeing parents. Neither individual parent’s interest is considered, nor the goal of achieving equity between the parents. A parent’s gender, nor a parent’s immigration status, will be considered preferential. Instead judges use […]