Aug 2018
27th Aug 2018

Dealing with Uncooperative Children during Visitation

Pleasanton CA child supportMany divorced parents have been there: instead of following through with visitation arrangements, your child would much rather throw a tantrum or argue with you. Maybe they don’t want to be bored at the other parent’s home, or maybe the visitation schedule is getting in the way of previous plans.
27th Aug 2018

Digital Infidelity: An Increasingly Common Trend in California Divorces

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyWhen people think of infidelity and unfaithfulness, they think of a physical transgression between their partner and a lover. At least that’s what cheating was traditionally regarded as. However, over the last decade or so, digital communications have begun to expand people’s conception of infidelity.

With the rise of social media, smartphones, our and always-connected lifestyles, we’ve seen major changes to the way people interact with one another. Likewise, the way in which couples see cheating or infidelity has changed as well. This post explores the concept of digital infidelity a little more closely, especially since it has proven to be just as toxic to a marriage than any other form of cheating or unfaithfulness.
27th Aug 2018

Should I Opt for A Contested or Uncontested Divorce in CA?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAt the Law Office of James P. White, we are often asked about options for divorce. The truth is, not all divorce options are equal, especially under different circumstances. For this blog post, we’ll be looking at the two primary types of divorce in California: contested and uncontested divorces.
27th Aug 2018

Will My Ex’s Student Loans Impact My Divorce Proceedings?

Pleasanton CA family law attorneyCollege debt continues to be a major burden for Americans everywhere, and recents stats have shown that most college grads carry over $30,000 in debt by the time they hit the workforce. This can complicate things in marriages and divorce proceedings because, as we have seen time and time again, finances are often a major source of resentment and conflict between spouses.
Jul 2018
31st Jul 2018

Ask a California Divorce Attorney: What Are The Biggest Factors that Lead to Divorce?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyFor this blog post, we thought it would be interesting if we examined the root causes for many legal issues and complications involving family law in California. Namely, what are the biggest factors that lead to tensions and conflict between married couples, which eventually spirals into a divorce?
25th Jul 2018

Re-Tying the Knot: Things To Know When Getting Back with the Ex

Pleasanton CA divorce lawyerAlthough we deal with divorce on a regular basis, we also often lend our expertise to clients who are getting married, especially for those who are looking to get re-married with an ex-spouse. This is often a cause for celebration and in truth, reconciliations are more common than many people assume.
15th Jul 2018

How Virtual Visitation Helps Divorced Parents Bridge the Gap with Their Kids

Pleasanton CA family law attorneyAfter a divorce, many parents report that the biggest challenge they face is the distance that often forms between parents and their children, especially when the other parent holds primary custody. This distance can be an obstacle when trying to formulate an effective parenting plan, and even when parents are willing to work together, physical distance makes logistics that much more difficult to work out.
6th Jul 2018

Defamation and Divorce: How Does it Work in California?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyDivorce can often be described as tense, hostile, and downright rage-inducing. It’s not surprising, given the nature of the conflict, but people can often say or do things that go too far. Name-calling, nasty accusations, and false allegations are just some of the things we’ve seen surface during the typical divorce proceedings.
Jun 2018
26th Jun 2018

Ask a California Divorce Attorney: Dispelling Myths about Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyDivorce is always a hot topic, and everyone seems to be an expert with plenty of wisdom to share. The thing is, people just love to talk and they aren’t interested in vetting the facts that they share. Not surprisingly, we at the Law Offices of James P. White have heard all sorts of myths and rumors that are widely circulated despite being total falsehoods.
22nd Jun 2018

Delinquent Child Support Payments: What Are the Penalties in California?

Pleasanton CA child custodyWhen it comes to child support in California, the law is clear: parents are to provide for their children or face serious consequences. Once an order for child support is in place, an individual needs to comply with all terms of the child support arrangement, and the only way it can be changed is via a formal request for modification or termination.
15th Jun 2018

Ask a California Divorce Attorney: Busting Alimony Myths

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAlimony continues to be one of those topics that seem to confuse everyone, and the falsehoods that we’ve heard have spread like wildfire. So for this post, we wanted to combat some of these misconceptions and expose a few “facts” about alimony that are inaccurate or not always universally true. Remember, we’re just a phone call away so if you want more in-depth advice, you can always reach out to us directly at the Law Office of James P. White. For now, here are some of the biggest myths about alimony that we continue to hear day after day.
8th Jun 2018

How Does Self Employment Impact Family Law Issues in California?

Pleasanton CA famiy lawThese days, more and more people have jumped on the self-employment bandwagon in order to gain increased financial freedom. Some see this as a response to stagnating wages that don’t keep up with inflation, while others consider this as a byproduct of the internet, which has enabled people to conduct business from just about anywhere.

Whatever the case may be, the thing to remember is that self-employment can impact your divorce proceedings, child custody disputes, and other family law matters in California. This blog post provides a brief rundown of how this works, serving as a guide for self-employed individuals currently involved with any of these types of issues.  
May 2018
24th May 2018

Ask a California Divorce Attorney: Keeping the Details of Your Divorce Private

Divorce is a challenging matter as-is, and it is only made worse by the Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyprospect that your private marital affairs are going to become public. Nobody wants their private matters to become inspiration for gossip, and we at the Law Office of James P. White understand that privacy is a top concern for many clients.

Fortunately, there’s a few options worth exploring, primarily those that can be achieved via mediation. This post goes over the ways in which litigation exposes your affairs to the public eye, and how you can rely on mediation to mitigate these risks.
17th May 2018

My California Divorce is Almost Finalized, When Can I Remarry?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAt the Law Office of James P. White, we handle countless divorce cases on a regular basis. One of the questions that our 17clients often ask involves them wanting to move forward with a new marriage. Once a divorce has concluded, how long do individuals need to wait before they can remarry?
10th May 2018

Child Custody Can be Impacted by a Busy Work Schedule

Pleasanton CA family law attorneyThese days, people find themselves working more and more to ensure success in their career. In addition, having a “side hustle” is only becoming more and more common as the cost of living continues to skyrocket. While a busy work schedule is a great way to help you maintain financial stability and ensure continued professional growth, the unfortunate reality is that family law courts might not view your dedication to work quite so favorably.
3rd May 2018

Dispelling Myths about Domestic Violence

Pleasanton CA family law attorneyDomestic violence is a pressing issue across all of California, one that we’ve decided to take some time and discuss in our latest blog post. Tragically, instances of domestic abuse are largely underreported, which means that the problem is less visible and difficult to combat.
Apr 2018
26th Apr 2018

Pet Custody and You: How Does it Work in California?

Pleasanton CA family law attorneyMost of us love our pets and consider them an essential part of our family. So when a divorce occurs and couples find themselves having to figure out who gets to keep Fido, things can quickly get contentious. We at the Law Offices of James P. White are passionate about our furry companions, and decided to take the time to discuss pet custody in this post.
19th Apr 2018

Why Establishing Paternity in California Matters

Pleasanton CA child custodyMany don’t realize just how important it is to establish paternity, at least not until the unexpected happens. In California, establishing paternity carries many benefits to children and parents alike, and is not something that should be overlooked. This post goes over some of the more important reasons to establish paternity. If you have any additional questions, we encourage you to reach out to us directly to learn more.
12th Apr 2018

Ask a California Family Law Attorney: Long Term Divorce vs Short Term Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAt the Law Offices of James P. White, we are often asked details regarding the length of a marriage and how this affects divorce proceedings. Many clients vocalize their concerns over the “ten year rule,” so we thought we could clear the air on this issue. While there is no actual “ten year rule” in California, marriages are in fact categorized by family law courts based on the duration of the union.
5th Apr 2018

What Warrants an Emergency Custody or Visitation Order in California?

Pleasanton CA child custodyCustody and visitation orders are complex legal procedures in California, and many parents can become frustrated at how long it can take for the process to move forward. That said, there are instances where the courts will not hesitate to implement emergency custody or visitation orders, especially when the safety and well-being of a child are at risk.
Mar 2018
29th Mar 2018

Getting Divorced From an Absent or Missing Spouse

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyThis premise might sound ridiculous at first glance, but not being able to locate a spouse while trying to get a divorce is a fairly common occurrence. Sometimes people are separated for a long time before one decides to formally terminate the marriage. Other times a spouse chooses to estrange him/herself and does not wish to be found.
22nd Mar 2018

What Are the Requirements for Getting Married in California?

Pleasanton CA family law attorneyOur blog posts often focus on difficult issues such as divorce and child custody disputes, but family law attorneys also routinely deal with positive situations and cases! For this post, we thought we would mix things up a bit and explore the formation of a new marriage in the State of California.
15th Mar 2018

Ask A California Family Law Attorney: What Is Supervised Visitation?

Pleasanton CA child custodySupervised visitation is an option in cases where there is concern that a parent might act in an inappropriate way or act out in front of his/her child. It serves as a middle ground that allows the parent to retain his/her right to parental visitation while helping address the concerns of the other parents and the courts.
8th Mar 2018

My Divorce Has Been Finalized: Now What?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyIt’s been a long road, but your divorce is finally concluded and you can look forward to your new future! While the idea of a fresh new start is exciting, many can forget to dot a few i’s and cross a few t’s as they eagerly set out to begin their new life.