Author Archives: Monarch Family Law

Why Try a Divorce Mediation Attorney?

Divorce mediation can be a great way to come to an agreement with your spouse about the terms of your divorce, without having to go through the costly and time-consuming process of a trial. A divorce mediation attorney can help facilitate the mediation process and ensure that it goes smoothly. What Is Divorce Mediation? Divorce […]

How Can a Family Attorney Help Me?

A family attorney can be a partner to help you through several family-related legal issues—not just divorce settlements or trials.  If you’re looking for a lawyer who can assist with anything from domestic violence to adoption, a family lawyer can help. What Do Family Attorneys Cover? Family lawyers or attorneys are legal professionals who specialize […]

How to File for Divorce After Legal Separation in California

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Divorce is a difficult process under the best of circumstances. If you are considering to file for divorce after legal separation, there are some important things to keep in mind. Differences between Legal Separation and Divorce California does recognize legal separation, and your rights and protections will be different depending on whether you stick with […]

How Domestic Violence Affects Child Custody in California

Domestic violence is a delicate topic that the California legal system takes seriously. No matter what side of the dispute you were on, you should be aware of the important information that will impact your child custody hearing.  How to Recognize Domestic Abuse and Violence Far too often, victims think that if they’re not being […]

The Impact of COVID-19 on Divorce

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Predictions at the start of the pandemic forecasted massive spikes in divorce rates as couples were forced to spend more time together, quarantined under stressful circumstances. But while parts of those predictions came true to an extent, there were some other, unexpected effects on divorce and marriage rates during the whole of the pandemic. Here’s […]

10 Consequences of Divorce You Haven’t Considered

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Divorce brings a wide array of consequences, some more obvious than others. Below, we have outlined 10 consequences of divorce you might not have previously considered. 1) Increased risk for health problems Health problems become more prevalent following divorce. Studies by Frontiers in Psychology and the University of Copenhagen found that divorced adults are less […]

5 Tips to Look Your Best at Your Child Custody Hearing

You only get one chance to make a first impression at your child custody hearing, and the opinion you give the judge is a very important one.  When you are going through a child custody hearing, it’s important to look your best because the judge is taking into consideration how capable you are of taking […]

Common Reasons a Judge Could Modify Child Custody in California

Modifying child custody arrangements can be a highly stressful task, but only if you don’t know what to expect. If you are planning on taking your previous custody agreement and making changes to it, there are several common reasons why the judge could deny your request. First and foremost, you must understand that a judge […]

The Purpose of Child Support

Child support is a legal obligation in which one parent is required to financially contribute towards the needs of their child or children after divorce or separation. The purpose of child support is multifaceted but simple to understand. There are several reasons why both parents are expected to pay for the financial needs of their […]