Take Control of Your Case. Take Control of Your Future.

Female clients who are the higher earning spouse are trending in my practice. These women are successful professionals who fear they have more to lose in a divorce than their spouses. They’re not only responsible for most of the financial obligations, they often retain the majority of household responsibilities including […]

Should I Try to Keep the House? (Divorce & Mortgage Issues)

One of the most complex questions in litigation or mediation is, “Should I try to keep the house?” This calculation  requires accurate financial analysis prior to negotiation to evaluate whether (or not) it’s a worthwhile want. Because the marital home is such an emotional trigger, it often leads clients […]

How Will the “Bright Line” Ruling on California’s Date of Separation Affect You?

One of the most commonly litigated issues in divorce proceedings is California’s “date of separation.” This occurs because the date of Separation is so impactful to the most critical financial aspects of divorce, such as asset division and support issues.

In the past, to establish the date of separation, couples […]

When Is it NOT Okay to Give Your Paramour a Ferrari?

The laced thong, the Easter bunny costume, the Ferrari and the $1.8 million dollar Spanish-style duplex were not his to give away.

That’s what Shelly Sterling, estranged wife of disgraced Los Angeles Lakers owner Donald Sterling, asserted last month in her suit against her husband’s mistress, V. Stiviano. It is […]

How Will the Date of Separation Affect My Divorce Settlement?

Determining the date of separation during a divorce case can be one of the biggest areas of contention and confusion. During marriage, couples often revisit the same well-worn subject matter in arguments. “Oh that again?” They’re triggered back into long standing patterns of dysfunctional behavior or non-productive communication.

After divorce, […]