Oct 2020
30th Oct 2020

Tips to Help Prepare for a Successful Virtual Family Law Trial in CA

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyNow that almost everything has gone virtual due to the pandemic, court cases are no exception. 

Technology does allow for a greater sense of safety for those who are concerned about exposure to Covid-19 within a courtroom, but there is still a certain level of etiquette that needs to be followed as though the case is taking place in a traditional setting. 
10th Oct 2020

An Overview of How Date of Separation Works in CA

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyWhen you’re looking to get divorced in CA, the court assigns a “date of separation,” which is a formal date where your or your partner’s intent to end the marriage is established. To put it simply, this is the “break up” date for all legal intents and purposes.
5th Oct 2020

Can My Ex’s Political Beliefs/Ideas Impact Child Custody?

Pleasanton CA child custodyThese are difficult times we’re living in, and with the election coming up, political tensions are flaring to new levels. There’s already plenty that feuding or separated parents have to fight about, and these days you can include political ideologies to that list.
Sep 2020
28th Sep 2020

Leveraging Social Media in Your Child Custody Dispute

Pleasanton CA Child Custody attorneySocial media use continues to skyrocket, and currently over 70 percent of all U. S. adults have one or more social media accounts. This has actually been changing the way people proceed in their divorce proceedings, and for one key reason: both parties are now looking for ways to leverage social media against one another.
20th Sep 2020

Children’s Custody Arrangement Preference: Ways Which They Can Weigh In

Pleasanton CA famiy lawWith the COVID-19 pandemic still in effect, custody issues have not gotten any simpler. Parents have to account for virtual learning arrangements, taking steps to mitigate the risk of exposure to the virus, and deal with the new financial challenges faced by countless Americans. 
18th Sep 2020

Should You Hire a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst?

hand_ shakeWhen filing for divorce, it’s easy to get bogged down with all of the details and feel the stress of how final decisions regarding assets will impact the rest of a person’s life. Unless you happen to have a background in finance, it can be difficult to navigate just how much has been accumulated throughout the duration of the marriage. 
10th Sep 2020

Telltale Signs that You May be Married to a Narcissist

Pleasanton CA family lawYes, the term narcissist is overused a bit these days. However, narcissistic behaviors or tendencies can come in various forms and degrees of severity. We’re not saying your ex or your partner are a full blown Narcissus, but there is value in informing yourself of signs that can betray abusive or manipulative tendencies. 

Today. We want to cover a wide variety of potential tendencies or behaviors that are common in narcissistic individuals. This can help you check your own feelings about your current marriage and/or divorce, as well as equip you with the tools to identify abusive and mitigate abusive behavior. 
5th Sep 2020

The Challenges of Shared Custody and Online School

Pleasanton CA family law attorneyFor many, one of the biggest changes that the pandemic has brought is the shift to online schooling. Many schools across the nation shut down in response to the rapidly spreading virus, placing many parents in a difficult position. 

With fall upon us, this problem hasn’t seen much improvement. Worse yet, the challenges are particularly hard for separated or divorced parents. For today’s post, we’re looking at how you can help your family adapt to this new setting, as well as looking at more direct solutions such as potential custody modifications.
Aug 2020
28th Aug 2020

A Refresher on the Steps Involved in the CA Divorce Process

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyWith the stress of the pandemic and the resulting economic downturn, divorce rates continue to uptick steadily. With the number of unemployment claims falling in the millions every week, there isn’t a near or clear end in sight. 
15th Aug 2020

What is a “Social Media Prenup?”

Pleasanton CA divorce prenuptial attorneyThese days, someone’s brand or online reputation can make or break their career. Thus, people in CA and across the U. S. are always taking steps to protect their online reputation, and these efforts have made their way to the divorce arena.
8th Aug 2020

Choosing a Family Law Attorney: Warning Signs to Look For

Pleasanton CA famiy lawPicture this: your divorce date draws near, and everything should be squared away. You’ve checked in with your lawyer a few times and you feel good..well, you did at first. Upon repeated check-ins, you’re slowly starting to lose confidence in your lawyer. Maybe he made too many contradictory statements, makes you feel like he’s not taking your input, or perhaps he is proving difficult to reach. 
3rd Aug 2020

Custody Disputes on the Rise Amid COVID-19

Pleasanton CA Child Custody attorneyCOVID-19 has impacted nearly all areas of everyone’s lives, and custody disputes are no exception to this. In fact, the custody dispute battleground has only heated up recently due to the widespread effects of the epidemic. Nowadays, concerns about the virus are making parents rethink their needs and many are willing to be less flexible than ever before.
Jul 2020
29th Jul 2020

Tips for Dealing with an Narcissistic, Hostile, or Difficult Ex During Divorce

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyDivorce is ugly on its own, but things can get really nasty when you’re divorcing a narcissist. As you are likely all too familiar, narcissists are unable to focus on anything other than their own viewpoint and desires. 
15th Jul 2020

Solutions and Approaches to School Choice Disputes with the Ex

Pleasanton CA divorce prenuptial attorneyWhen it comes to points of contention, school choice is up there along with preferred custody arrangements and heated asset division debates. Where the kids go to school can impact every aspect of the entire family’s life, so it’s natural for parents to get invested in their preferred arrangement. 
10th Jul 2020

Factors that Contribute to Increased Rates of Domestic Violence in CA

Pleasanton CA family law attorneyIf you’re feeling especially irritable or annoyed these days, you are not alone. During the summer, general rates of violence and crime, including domestic violence, tend to rise across the state. This has prompted researchers to try and study the factors that cause this. What makes people so irritable during the summer, pushing some to go as far as to commit crimes or acts of violence towards loved ones?
3rd Jul 2020

A Review of What Child Support Payments Are Meant to Cover

Arguments involving child support payments are usually hard-fought issues. Many times, a parent is struggling to keep up their payments and feels financially drained. At the same time, their ex might feel as if the other parent isn’t contributing enough. 
Jun 2020
30th Jun 2020

Defining Temporary Spousal Support in California

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyWhile most people are familiar with the concept of spousal support, almost everyone draws a blank when it comes to temporary spousal support. What does the “temporary” part entail, and is it something that is granted to you, or do you have to pay it to the ex?
20th Jun 2020

The Benefits of Settling in a Child Custody Dispute

As a soon-to-be-separated couple prepares for the divorce process, the biggest questions often center on child custody. Most parents want to maximize the time they have with their child, and many are more than willing to fight to get the lion’s share of custody.
10th Jun 2020

How Family Law Court Closures are Impacting Pending Cases

Pleasanton CA famiy lawAs the COVID-19 crisis continues to expand across all states, many state and federal courts remain closed to the public. This means that the majority of hearings and other proceedings have been postponed. While the move makes sense on a public health basis, this can be a troubling development for many who are currently dealing with a family law issue such as divorce or custody dispute.
3rd Jun 2020

Facts About Custody and Visitation for Dads in California

Pleasanton CA child custodyAt the Law Offices of James P. White, we take the time to set expectations with each of our clients. This includes dads, many who have questions about custody in CA and may want clarification on the various misconceptions that they’ve heard.
May 2020
29th May 2020

A Refresher on the Advantages and Disadvantages of Mediation

Pleasanton CA divorce prenuptial attorneyAt the Law Offices of James P. White, we focus on taking clients through legal venues and options that best make sense for their legal needs. Over the years, this has made mediation a popular alternative to traditional divorce proceedings not just in our offices, but across the entire legal arena. 
23rd May 2020

Child Custody and Visitation Guidelines during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pleasanton CA child custodyAs the COVID-19 epidemic goes on into the summer, Alameda County has released a variety of guidelines in regards to child custody and visitation issues that might crop up during these unusual times. Naturally, there’s a lot of questions floating around, especially in regards to child custody and visitation.

Here’s a quick crash course of what these guidelines entail.
12th May 2020

Divorce Statistics: Who is Getting Divorced These Days?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyFollowing up on our last blog post, today we wanted to look at the statistics from a different angle. Today’s post is a look at what the average couple that is getting divorced consists of.

Of course, note that we’re only looking at this from a general statistics perspective. Everyone’s situation is unique and we at the Law Offices of James P. White understand that a one-size fits all approach does not work when it comes to divorce.
2nd May 2020

Are Divorce Rates Climbing or Decreasing?

Pleasanton CA divorce attorneyThese days, it can be difficult to separate fact from fiction when it comes to certain discussions. Divorce is no exception, and you’ll find countless claims based on a plethora of studies from all over the world.

In an attempt to paint a more cohesive picture, we’ve decided to look at the statistics as compiled by experts. In other words, this summary is based on an analysis of all of these studies.