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  • Why Hiding Assets at Divorce is Never a Good Idea

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 12-Jun-2017

    Divorce can get ugly, but hiding assets is never a good idea. It is both unethical and illegal. In California, divorcing spouses are required to file forms with the court to disclose all assets, including bank accounts, real estate, and income. Giving false, incomplete, or misleading information when filing official court documents during divorce proceedings, can lead to serious consequences, ...
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  • What Happens to Debt After Divorce?

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 5-Jun-2017

    Once you have made the decision to move forward with a divorce, you might be concerned about what will happen to your debt. California is a community property state, so assets acquired and debts incurred by either spouse throughout a marriage equally belongs to both spouses. Therefore, unless spouses entered into an agreement regarding the division of property and debt, the court will seek to ...
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  • Divorce & Children with Special Needs

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 29-May-2017

    Divorce is a difficult enough experience, but can be even more challenging for spouses who have a child with special needs. The amount of detail required to plan for your child’s future, well-being, and protection can feel overwhelming, especially for the custodial parent. To ease some of these difficulties, make sure both you and your spouse consider what your child’s special needs ...
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  • The Top 10 Divorce Myths Debunked

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 22-May-2017

    If you are considering a divorce, or are about to file one, this might be a new and unfamiliar experience for you. It is likely you have heard plenty of stories about divorce and might have even seen some fictional marriages end dramatically on television shows or on the big screen, but living through it is entirely different. You might have received advice from friends, family, or someone at the ...
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  • 7 Factors to Consider Before Filing for Divorce

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 14-Apr-2017

    You do not need to be told that divorce is a major life decision. If you are thinking that you are finally ready to file, your gut is probably right. However, it never hurts to apply more forethought to the process as well as what you can expect during and after your divorce. Before you file your divorce paperwork, consider these 7 factors: First or final option: Most people who regret getting a ...
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  • Facebook's Role in the National Divorce Rate

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 31-Mar-2017

    If you know someone who doesn’t have a Facebook account, then they are in a small majority. The world’s most popular social media site estimates that around 80% of all Americans can be found on Facebook. Since this high percentage is considering all Americans, including children arguably too young to use social media, the actual number of American adults on the site is about 75%. With ...
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  • What Happens to Your Home After a Divorce?

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 17-Mar-2017

    Most divorcing couples start to disagree when they need to decide asset and property division. It is not unusual for someone to want to do everything they can to hold onto a piece of property that they cherish, especially when it means that someone they no longer cherish stands to get ahold of it instead. Out of all the property that can cause a divorce to run into conflict, the family home is ...
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  • How California Family Law Courts Determine Alimony

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 3-Mar-2017

    There is nothing unusual about a married couple that consists of one person bringing in the majority or all of the income and the other spouse staying at home or pursuing other avenues of entertainment. While this can keep income straightforward during the marriage, it can form a complication during a divorce since alimony or spousal support will likely be necessary. After all, without the ...
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  • How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 16-Jan-2017

    How to Talk to Your Kids About Divorce When children are involved, divorce can become more emotionally charged and complex than usual. It is important to help them understand why the divorce is happening, help them cope, and let them know that you are there for them. Here are some tips on how to have a conversation with your children about your impending divorce. It is recommended that parents ...
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  • Step-By-Step Process To Pursue Emergency Child Custody

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 27-Jun-2016

    Emergency child custody is often pursued if one parent presents a threat or imminent harm to a child or becomes abusive. Other circumstances that might warrant the pursuit emergency child custody include parental substance abuse that puts a child in danger or child abandonment. Of course, when these types of situations occur, many parents remain unsure of what steps to take to protect their ...
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  • Stay Connected with Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 13-Feb-2016

    Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation is one of the most trusted divorce and family law firms in the Los Angeles area. Led by a board certified family law specialist and backed by more than 30 years of experience, they are proud to help families work through some of the toughest, most complex legal matters with counsel and representation that is both effective and compassionate. ...
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  • Can Child Support Be Modified?

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 26-Jan-2016

    Parents are required to help support their children in the case of divorce or separation. Child support is an important aspect of that will greatly affect the lives of you and your child following such an event. Child support orders are unique to each state, but in California and most others, it is generally calculated based on factors such as the incomes of both parents and the amount of time the ...
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  • The Top 3 Issues Unique to Military Divorces

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 16-Dec-2015

    Active duty service members and veterans often deal with very different situations and issues than civilians do. While military personnel are just like anyone else, there are special rules and concerns that they contend with on a daily basis. One situation where this is particularly true for active duty service members is military divorce. Dealing with divorce is already difficult. As we have ...
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  • What Are the Warning Signs of Parental Alienation?

    Posted By Stolar & & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 13-Oct-2015

    What is Parental Alienation? Parental alienation occurs when one parent attempts to distance or cut off the relationship of their child or children with the other parent. This can either be a willful and malicious act or be part of an unhealthy coping mechanism related to a severe personality disorder. When successful, parental alienation is a serious form of emotional child abuse that has the ...
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  • How Social Media Can Affect Your Divorce

    Posted By Stolar & Associates, A Professional Law Corporation || 28-Aug-2015

    Technology plays a significant role in many people’s lives, including couples filing for divorce. Like any form of litigation, family law cases involve evidence, and social media has proven itself one of the fastest emerging forms of evidence in divorce cases. So, how can technology affect your divorce? To avoid suffering the consequences of misused technology during your case, stay ...
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