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Navigating the Holiday Minefield During a Divorce

By Debra Schoenberg  Thanksgiving just passed and now Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Years are just around the corner. For divorced or separated couples that means tension, drama, arguments, and more. Children of divorced parents already face a number of challenges, and the holidays only complicate matters further. Even for couples not battling
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Risks and Types of Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse and neglect are terrible crimes that impact thousands of children around the U.S. Child abuse is a tragedy that can lead to serious short- and long-term effects on a child, from physical injuries to emotional trauma. If you are someone in a position to potentially help a child, such as
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Signs of Child Abuse in Parental Custody Agreements

A custody agreement can be a matter of contention in many divorce cases. Most parents, however, want what is best for their children – even if that means compromising on parenting time or giving up some holidays. In some families, however, the sad truth is that a parent may not want what
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Parents: How to Talk to Your Children About Divorce

For many couples, the hardest part of a divorce is how it affects the children. Divorce could greatly impact a child mentally and emotionally. Announcing that you and your spouse are divorcing will be a difficult conversation with your child no matter what age. Knowing how to talk to your child about
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How to Find a Divorce Lawyer if You Can’t Afford One

Being unable to afford an attorney during your divorce could put you at a disadvantage – especially if your spouse has already hired one. A San Francisco divorce lawyer can be of great help during a divorce case, guiding you through complex legal processes and family laws in California. If you cannot
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How to Get a California Divorce With 2019 Alimony Tax in Mind

The IRS code was modified effective January 1, 2019 which now eliminates the ability to list spousal support as a deductible expense for the payer on federal income taxes. Recipients of alimony are also no longer obligated to report the payments as taxable income. The new law will apply to all alimony
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The Benefits and Drawbacks of “Nesting” Divorce

By Debra Schoenberg Separation and divorce are a painful process that disrupts many families. When parents decide to separate, there are several reasons why they may consider a model of separation called “nesting”. No matter how you spin it, getting divorced is tough — especially if you have kids. Even if the decision
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The Benefits of Co-Parenting After Divorce

By Debra Schoenberg Going through a divorce is emotionally taxing especially if there are children involved. Child custody battles are typically the most contentious part of the divorce process.  A new report, by the National Parents Organization, finds most states are failing children after divorce because there’s a lack of meaningful legislation that
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Practical Tips on Getting Through a Divorce

Written by Debra Schoenberg October 7, 2019 Marriage is a beautiful union until things turn sour. Marriage takes a lot of work, and sometimes things don’t go as planned and you find yourself going down a bumpy road of separation from your spouse. The divorce process is a complicated and stressful situation,
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