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Options for Divorcing Couples that Co-Own a Business

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on July 6, 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 need.read more

Threats Against You are Domestic Violence

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. on January 10, 2022 in Divorce

Domestic violence charges can be filed in criminal court for physical attacks – and for certain types of threats. You have the right to be free from abuse and harassment. Abuse includes physically harming a domestic partner (such as a spouse, former spouse, relationship partner, current or former dating partner, people living together, or closely related) when the threats put the person in fear of imminent harm. Other types of abuse include stalking, threatening to harm, verbal abuse, or destroying property.

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Facing Divorce? Keep These Financial Tips in Mind

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in Divorce

Divorces prompt people to ask a great many questions – many of which may not seem to have clear answers. Where will you live? Who will get the house? How will you juggle your children’s needs and well-being with the monumental task of starting a new life for yourself?read more

Post-Divorce Tax Tips

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in Divorce

After a divorce, one of the biggest difficulties you face is understanding how to do your taxes. You may need to update your legal name, change your filing status, understand the new nationwide rules for alimony payments, figure out who can claim dependents, double-check your withholdings, and fulfill other requirements at both the state and federal level.

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Understanding Spousal Support in California

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in Divorce

Spousal support” was once known as “alimony.”  It consists of payments that one spouse makes to the other spouse after a divorce. Spousal supports allows the receiving spouse to maintain a standard of living similar to that they enjoyed during the marriage.read more

How Threats Influence Family Law Cases

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in Contentious Divorce, Divorce

Divorce and custody disputes can be contentious and emotionally charged. It is not uncommon for one spouse to make threats against the other. The first thing to know is these threats are often empty, with no legal validity in most cases. The other thing to know is making threats against the other party to get what you want in a divorce can leave you open to sanctions by the court.

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Divorce, Separation, or Annulment: What Is Best for You?

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in Divorce

No one goes into a marriage expecting to get a divorce, but the reality is that many marriages, for one reason or another, do not last. When spouses find that their marriage is untenable, it’s time to start pondering how and when to reach a dissolution. And while divorce is the most common approach for unhappy couples, it is not the only option.read more

San Diego Gray Divorce FAQ’s

Posted by Mattis Law, A.P.C. in Divorce

So-called “gray divorce,” or divorce involving couples who are reaching or are in their retirement years, has increased in recent years. Couples are deciding to make a big change, often in the hopes of gaining more enjoyment from their remaining years of life. If you’re considering a “gray divorce,” here’s what you need to know:read more

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