San Diego Family Law Blog

Co-parenting With Someone Who Is a Narcissist

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on August 15, 2022 in Divorce

Narcissism is a personality disorder that affects a small percentage of the population. Symptoms of a narcissistic personality disorder include a lack of empathy, a strong sense of entitlement, and a need for constant attention. A narcissist will not be able to understand how they could be wrong in situations and also have little motivation to change as they will not take responsibility for their actions.read more

Divorcing Someone With Substance Abuse

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on July 1, 2022 in Divorce

Living with a partner with substance abuse problems can be extremely difficult. There are many things about an addiction that are difficult to understand, and this is heightened if you love someone who suffers from substance abuse. Although it may be difficult, there is a way to have lasting relationships with individuals with substance abuse. However, it is also important to make the best choice for you that suits your life. Sometimes, that may be divorce.read more

How to Co-parent With Someone With a Mental Illness

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on May 15, 2022 in Divorce

If you have been left in the tricky situation of trying to co-parent effectively with someone with a mental illness, there is no quick fix, and it can be understandably taxing and painful. However, there is hope. Difficult co-parenting relationships can improve over time and there are steps you can take to help you and your children cope.read more

Navigating Supervised Visitation Time

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on May 1, 2022 in Child Visitation

Child and child custody disputes are unique and can often result in changing the amount of time the parents and children spend together. In some cases, the court will give one parent the legal custody of the child. The non-custodial parent is usually allowed to have visitations with the child, but in some circumstances, the judge may only grant supervised visitation. This means the visitation must be supervised by an authorized party or state agency.read more

How Does Your Income Level Affect a Custody Case?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on April 15, 2022 in Child Custody

Decisions regarding child custody are made by the court based on what is considered to be in the best interests of the child. The income of each parent also plays a role in the court’s decision. While a parent with significant financial resources offers a child more opportunities, the financial status of the parent will have more of an impact on court decisions regarding child and spousal support than in decisions regarding child custody. 

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Options for Divorcing Couples that Co-Own a Business

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on April 1, 2022 in Divorce

A couple may have established a business during the term of a marriage, complicating the financial issues in a divorce. This issue can be very challenging as the two partners are unable to continue as marriage partners – or business partners, and the business assets must be legally divided. If you own a business with your spouse and a divorce is pending, you have several options.

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How Has Covid-19 Changed Divorce Proceedings?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on March 8, 2022 in Divorce

Before the global pandemic, divorce rates were declining in the U.S. The number of divorces per 1,000 marriages hit a 50-year low in 2019, as reported by the Institute for Family Studies. Both marriage and divorce rates declined nationally during the pandemic, when many plans were put on hold, according to a study published by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Will Marijuana Affect My Custody Claim?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on March 1, 2022 in Child Custody

The landscape of the culture regarding marijuana is changing, along with how the public views marijuana and its users. Nevertheless, legal marijuana use could have an impact on a child custody case. In the criminal arena, after recreational use of cannabis became legal in California, many pending misdemeanor possession cases were dropped. In family court, however, it is a different matter, and marijuana use could still arise as an issue.

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Which Social Media Posts Will Hurt Your Custody Case?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on February 20, 2022 in Child Custody

Your social media posts could impact the outcome of a child custody case. A parent who posts negative content about the other parent on social media may experience consequences that could be avoided. Your best approach is to avoid posting anything on social media, whether images, comments, or any other data until the custody matter is resolved. You can expect that your social media accounts will be reviewed by the other parent’s legal representation.read more

How Will a Court Consider a Child’s Mental Health?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on February 5, 2022 in Child Custody, Divorce

The mental health of both parents and children can play a role in a court decision regarding child custody. It is well-known that parents’ mental health has an impact on children, and that healthy development is linked to the care and support the parents provide. If a parent is dealing with a mental health condition, it is often more difficult to provide what children need.read more

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