San Diego Family Law Blog

How Is Property Debt Divided During Divorce Proceedings?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on August 20, 2023 in Divorce

Part of any divorce involves the division of assets as well as debts. California is a community property state. All debts acquired by either spouse throughout the marriage are divided equally, including property debt.

Obligations incurred before marriage are the responsibility of the spouse who incurred them. While this may sound straightforward, these financial matters often prove to be incredibly complex. It is essential to have the assistance of an experienced divorce attorney to manage this critical facet of more

Should You Switch Attorneys During a Family Law Case?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on July 30, 2023 in Family Law

Choosing the right attorney is crucial when navigating a family law case. If you are unhappy with your legal representation and feel that a switch is necessary, you could potentially turn your case around and improve your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome. Finding a new legal team may seem daunting, but it could be incredibly beneficial for your more

Splitting Your Child’s Summer Schedules with Your Ex-Spouse

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on July 15, 2023 in Child Custody

Coordinating summer schedules for children can be challenging for divorced parents. It is necessary to effectively split summer schedules with your co-parent to reduce potential conflict. Take a moment to explore some practical strategies and considerations that can help you navigate a smooth and positive summer experience with your children and more

Navigating the Split of a Child’s School Sports and Extracurricular Activities in Divorce

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on June 30, 2023 in Child Custody

Divorce involving children can bring about many challenges, including a child’s school sports and extracurricular activities. If you need assistance navigating this complex process, contact Mattis Law, A.P.C., a top-tier San Diego family law firm, for a free initial more

How to Find a Family Law Attorney That Fits Your Specific Case

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on June 15, 2023 in Family Law

Finding the right San Diego family law attorney for your case is crucial to achieving the best possible outcome. A skilled lawyer with experience in your particular legal issue can help you navigate the complexities of family law and provide the support you need during this challenging time. If you need assistance with a family law matter, don’t hesitate to contact Mattis Law, A.P.C., at (858) more

What Parental Presumption Means for Your Case

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on May 30, 2023 in Child Custody

Parental presumption is a legal doctrine that is significant in California custody cases. It is presumed to be in a child’s best interests to have frequent and continuing contact with both parents unless evidence indicates otherwise. Parental presumption is based on California Family Code Section 3011. This law outlines the factors courts must consider in determining the best interests of the more

How to Tell Your Children You’re Getting Divorced

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on May 15, 2023 in Divorce

In a divorce involving children, telling the kids can be one of the most difficult parts. Nevertheless, it must be done, and it is critical to handle the conversation with care and sensitivity. It is important to choose the right time and setting to break the news to your children. Pick a time when they are well rested, well fed, and not preoccupied with other activities. Talk to your kids in a quiet and private setting where they can feel free to express their more

Splitting Custody During School Breaks

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on April 20, 2023 in Child Custody

For divorced parents, splitting time with a child during school breaks can be challenging. Both parents want to spend time with a child, so how do they decide who can take them on vacation or sign them up for camp? These are issues that should be planned in advance to avoid conflict so parents and their children know what to expect. Keep reading to find out how to effectively split custody during your child’s school more

Minor’s Counsel 101

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on April 10, 2023 in Child Custody

Minors usually do not testify in child custody cases in California. Instead of having children speak in court or directly to a judge, the court may appoint an attorney to represent the child’s interests in a family law case. Minor’s counsel is designed to provide a neutral voice for the child without pressuring the child to favor one parent over another or in any way compromising the well-being of the more

Settling School Choice Disagreements for Divorcees

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on March 20, 2023 in Child Custody

If you are in the middle of a divorce and have children, there is a good chance of a dispute between you and your spouse. The areas of conflict often include whether the children will continue to attend the same school or if a change is necessary. Resolving this matter amicably is crucial for the well-being of your children, so you should consider hiring a skilled San Diego family law attorney as soon as possible to help you navigate your case. At Mattis Law, A.P.C., our top-tier firm is prepared to provide the guidance you more

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