Aug 2022
22nd Aug 2022

What Factors Influence The Duration of Alimony in CA?

Pleasanton CA divorce prenuptial attorneyAs far as divorce topics go, discussions involving alimony are usually rife with half-truths, exaggerations, and outright myths. As is often the case, people enjoy sharing advice or guidance, even in the legal sphere and you may routinely hear caveats or ominous warnings regarding the potential of divorce and alimony. 
15th Aug 2022

What is Spousal Privilege in CA?

Pleasanton CA famiy lawIn CA law, spouses are entitled to confidentiality when it comes to any private communications between both parties. In a legal sense, this means that a spouse may not be compelled to testify about these private matters to a court of law. The idea behind this is that it helps foster spousal harmony and prevents situations where one spouse is condemning the other, etc.
10th Aug 2022

Getting Divorced Under 30? What You Need to Know

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyFor many people who get divorced before hitting 30, they can feel like they’re in an especially unusual situation. After all, no one plans to see their marriage end so quickly and most people hope to get married for the long haul. Having this type of outcome quickly can be a strong emotional blow, though it's worth noting that there are some advantages to this scenario. As with anything, there are also unique challenges to consider. 
5th Aug 2022

Should You Supervised Exchanges in Your California Divorce?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAfter a divorce, many parents are surprised to find that co-parenting with the ex is a fairly smooth or straightforward affair. However, other parents aren’t so lucky. Many have to endure exchanges rife with conflict, stress, fear, and more. In these situations, there’s a few options that parents can consider looking into, primarily in the form of supervised or monitored exchanges. 
Jul 2022
22nd Jul 2022

Alarming Facts About Divorce That You Should Be Aware Of

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyFor married people or couples planning to get married soon, some uncertainty is normal and the thought of potentially getting divorced is a scary one. Even in cases where a divorce is the best option for all involved parties, the process itself is still painful, lengthy, and expensive. 
15th Jul 2022

Can Your Employer Take Action Against You for Getting a Divorce in CA?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAs much as we may try to keep our home life and work life separate, there are times where things from outside the office could impact your workday in various ways. For many people in CA, getting a divorce sends shockwaves through every facet of their life and places them under a great deal of stress.
10th Jul 2022

Top Ways to Prep for Your Custody Case in CA

Pleasanton CA Child Custody attorneyCustody battles are an unfortunate reality for many divorces. During these proceedings, things can quickly turn hostile and emotionally-charged. While we understand the difficult nature of these situations, the importance of staying calm cannot be understated. 
5th Jul 2022

How does Discovery Work in CA Family Law Cases?

Pleasanton CA famiy lawDuring any family law proceedings in CA, key documents, statements, and other forms of evidence play an important role as the courts work to resolve the dispute at hand. In order to prepare, every case has a lengthy period dedicated to uncovering said evidence. 

This is known as discovery, a process which ensures that both parties are able to access and present evidence related to the matter at hand.
Jun 2022
20th Jun 2022

A Refresher on Co-Parenting Mistakes and Pitfalls to Avoid

Pleasanton CA child supportWith summer in full swing, many co-parents find themselves having to spend more time or energy on managing the co-parenting arrangement. Kids are at home longer, summer vacations often interrupt standard parenting schedules, and shuffling back and forth between both comes can prove to be a headache. 
15th Jun 2022

Custody Claims and Marijuana Use in CA

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Over the last few years, perspectives and the laws around marijuana have changed dramatically. With loosened restrictions, more people are accepting the use of marijuana as more normalized and not quite as taboo as it had been in previous decades. 
10th Jun 2022

How Can Income Affect my CA Child Custody Case?

Pleasanton CA child custodyDisputes involving child custody are complex and dicey affairs where many variables and factors can come into play. As we’ve previously discussed, family law courts prioritize the well-being and best interests of the child when handing down custody and visitation orders.
5th Jun 2022

Keeping or Changing the Name After Your CA Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce lawyerAfter your divorce is finalized, you may be wondering what happens with your name. Do you need to change it? If you don’t want to change it, can the ex force you to make the change? 
May 2022
23rd May 2022

When does it Make Sense for a Stepparent to Adopt?

Pleasanton CA child custodyFor a stepparent, formally adopting his or her partner’s child can be a huge milestone. Not only does this further solidify the family unit, but adoption comes with added responsibilities as well as parental rights. For many families, this is a logical step that enhances their lives. That said, each family should evaluate their situation to assess whether stepparent adoption is the right call for them.
14th May 2022

Why Joint Custody is Often in the Best Interests of the Child

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyDivorce is never easy for anyone. That said, it's an unfortunate and tragic fact that children often bear the brunt of the emotional fallout. After all, their entire world has been shattered as the family unit “separates.”
10th May 2022

Limitations of Prenups in CA: Terms That Cannot be Included

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyPreviously, we’ve looked at how prenups work in California and discussed ways in which they can help strengthen a new marriage by ensuring that both parties are on the same page. While more and more newlyweds have been turning to prenups, there are limitations in how they can be implemented or enforced. 
5th May 2022

Common Mistakes in California Divorces to Avoid

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyAt the Law Offices of James P. White, we’ve helped clients navigate thousands of divorces over the years. We believe in approaching every case with as much experience, knowledge, and expertise as possible. To that end, let’s talk about common errors and mistakes.
Apr 2022
18th Apr 2022

Key Financial Considerations for Marriages in 2022

family law adviceThese days, people are waiting longer and longer to get married. This means that many folks walk into marriage with a large and potentially complex array of assets. Not only that, but people at later stages of life are more focused on their long-term financial goals, and it’s important to sit down with the soon-to-be-spouse and ensure that both of you are on the same page. 
15th Apr 2022

Assessing your Technological Risks During Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyOver the recent years, internet-connected devices have taken over our homes. Whether you’re talking about traditional computers such as PCs, laptops, cell phones, or tablets, or looking at appliances and home fixtures that feature Bluetooth and Wifi connectivity, these internet-connected devices pile on quickly.
10th Apr 2022

Custody Challenges for Military Parents in California

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyDivorce rates have increased across the board, and this includes every demographic. For some groups, divorce carries additional challenges and consequences. One group which faces particularly unique and difficult hurdles includes those in the military. 
5th Apr 2022

Asset Division in CA: What Happens to Debt After the Divorce?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyIs divorce looming in your future? If so, you’ve likely considered the financial side of things as well. Namely, how should the family property be split, and perhaps just as importantly, what about shared and individual debt? 
Mar 2022
25th Mar 2022

Tips for Convincing the Ex to Sign the Divorce Papers

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyIn many cases, a marriage is often over before the divorce papers are signed, and both parties or at least one party has resigned themselves to the fact that the marriage is not salvageable. When both people want to get divorced, initiating the process is usually pretty straightforward.
15th Mar 2022

Three Vital Child Custody Laws in the California Family Law Code

Pleasanton CA child custodyChild custody matters are some of the most complicated issues that we routinely see in even straightforward and simple divorces. Each parent has his/her own opinion as to how custody should be doled out, and this has to be balanced with all relevant surrounding factors, as well as the child’s needs. As children are unable to speak up for themselves in most cases, the family law code accounts for a few key principles that you should know when dealing with any type of custody issue in CA.
10th Mar 2022

Tips for Helping the Kids Adjust to Co-Parenting Arrangements

Pleasanton CA famiy lawAfter a divorce, a child’s world can feel upside down. Seeing both parents split up and having to juggle between two family homes can be an emotional and logistical challenge for parents, but the little ones often bear the brunt of the changes.
5th Mar 2022

Ask a CA Divorce Attorney: What is Emergency Custody?

Pleasanton CA child custodyIn custody cases, there may be times when the family law courts need to step in and take immediate action in order to ensure a child’s safety. Today, we’re looking at emergency custody and discussing the ways in which this type of temporary custody varies from standard custody orders.