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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

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

What Difference Does The Age of a Divorcing Couple Make?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on August 20, 2022 in Divorce

Numerous studies have purportedly demonstrated a link between a person’s age at marriage and the chance of divorce. When there is a sizable age gap or the couple is close to retirement, age frequently enters into the legal mechanics of divorces. Age can have a significant impact on a divorce’s financial and practical more

How a DUI Affects Divorce Proceedings

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on August 5, 2022 in Divorce

A DUI (driving under the influence) conviction can have serious consequences for you, including jail time, loss of driving privileges, and fines. However, you may be surprised to know that it may also affect your divorce more

Co-parenting With Someone Who Is a Narcissist

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on July 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 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 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 more

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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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 more

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