Child Custody or Parenting Time Requires Quality Time with Each Parent

The laws of the State of California and the local practices of the Courts here in San Diego, including the Courthouse here in Vista, have clearly established that it is important for a child to spend quality time with each parent after a divorce.  Our Courts are concerned with the “best interests of the child” and work to ensure that …

Valuation is One of the Keys of a Divorce that Involves Business Ownership

The “valuation” of the marital interest in a closely-held business or professional practice is one of the central keys to a divorce that involves business ownership. What is the genuine value of the ownership interest in the business?  How do you work through the fog of half-truths and strategies designed to minimize that value to protect interests of the business …

What is a Date of Separation in a Divorce in San Diego County?

My practical definition of the date of separation in a divorce is the day that the marital couple stopped being a community in the eyes of the law. The Court’s have been struggling to define this date of separation for many years and have issued many opinions on the subject, looking at a lot of different factors in deciding the …