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03.30.2017
Hidden Tax Issues To Look Out For During Your Divorce

The divorce process is often incredibly stressful and emotionally draining for everyone involved, which can make an already complicated process even more difficult to understand and prepare for. One major issue to look out for are hidden tax ...

12.02.2016
Pro Se Divorce: The Pros and Cons

As you head into your divorce, you may think to yourself, ‘Why should I pay someone to help me with all of this paperwork when I can save myself a few dollars and do it myself?’ Couples who maintain an amicable relationship are even more ...

08.26.2016
How Will Infidelity or Adultery Affect My Divorce Case?

Even though adultery can end a relationship in a heartbeat, it may not have the same dramatic effect on your divorce case depending on which state you live in. California is one of a number of states that allow for “no fault” divorce ...

08.12.2016
What Are the Different Types of Alimony?

Alimony can be one of the most contentious parts of any divorce proceedings, seeing as it may be the only way one of the parties can ensure financial stability following their separation. While the basic concept – one party pays the other a ...

07.29.2016
How Is Paternity Established?

Only in the rarest of cases do courts need to determine who the mother of a child is; nine months of pregnancy and hours of labor leading to the child’s birth tends to be a pretty strong indicator. Paternity, on the other hand, can be much ...

07.22.2016
What To Do When Your Ex Does Not Comply

Once your divorce is complete and the judge has set the terms going forward, you may feel like sitting back and breathing a sigh of relief. Unfortunately, there is still the chance that your ex-spouse won’t follow through on the requirements ...

07.11.2016
Drug Testing in Child Custody Cases

Divorce proceedings can become contentious, especially when the court needs to determine who will be granted custody of any children involved. A common way that a parent may attempt to secure custody rights is to prove that the other parent cannot ...

07.01.2016
Reasons a Parent Would Get Supervised Visits Over Custody

Custody battles in a divorce can often become contentious when both parents have a vested interest in keeping their children in their lives. Because courts and experts agree that the best case scenario for children is to have their parents remain as ...

06.23.2016
What Are Child Support Add-Ons?

Determining child support can be a contentious part of any divorce, but for the most part, calculating them is a fairly straightforward process. They are based on California Child Support Guidelines, and can be estimated using the California ...

06.14.2016
Your Guide to the California Divorce Process

Divorce is a complicated process to go through, but that doesn’t mean you need to go in confused. We’ve broken down the basic steps involved in a California divorce in order to give you a clearer understanding of what you need to prepare ...

06.08.2016
How Is Alimony Calculated?

How Is Alimony Calculated? When it comes to divorce, alimony or spousal support consistently proves to be a point of contention between both parties. One wants more, the other wants to give less. You may find yourself asking whether or not it’s ...

06.03.2016
Who Decides My Child Support?

When children are involved in divorce proceedings, you may wonder how and who will decide child support. The answer to “who” is the judge, but the question of “how” is slightly more complicated. Every state has its own formula ...

05.24.2016
How to Best Prepare for a Divorce

Coming to the decision to file for divorce is stressful enough, but are you prepared for the work ahead of you? Here at Matthew Sheasby, Attorney at Law, our firm is dedicated to helping you handle your divorce as best as you can. We’ve put ...

04.01.2016
5 Questions to Ask Your Potential Divorce Lawyer

Divorce can be a stressful moment in many people’s lives. It can be difficult to maneuver through the complexities of ending a relationship. The last thing you’re probably prepared for is hiring a divorce attorney. If you’re like ...

03.11.2016
Is Facebook Causing More Divorces?

Facebook has become a norm in today’s society. It is a social network site that makes the world a smaller place by bringing people together through a digital medium. The social media site has become a space for individuals to share memories, ...

03.04.2016
Top 5 Factors the Judge Considers When Determining Who Gets the Home

Determining how to split property and assets during a divorce can be a tricky venture. California is a “community property” state, meaning that all property and assets acquired during the marriage are divided equally between the two ...

02.19.2016
Should I File For Divorce First?

If you are sure that your marriage cannot be fixed, it might be a good idea to dissolve the union. However, is it a good idea to file for divorce first? The simple answer is yes. The benefits of filing for divorce first outweigh the disadvantages. In ...

02.03.2016
How to Divide Retirement Savings in a California Divorce

California is a “community property” state. This means that all assets, savings, and debts acquired during a marriage must be divided equally. Retirement savings are also equally distributed, but can be more complicated. Because there are ...

01.28.2016
Nearly Twenty Years of Experience to Support Your Case

When it comes to finding a lawyer for anything, it can often be overwhelming trying to decipher who is the best choice for you. A countless number of attorneys distribute advertisements proclaiming they are the best and they can help you. While this ...

01.22.2016
Studies Show Divorces in Seniors on the Rise

It is hard to imagine grandma and grandpa getting a divorce. However, new studies conducted by Susan Brown and I-Fen Lin show that divorce rates in older couples are steadily rising. Brown and Lin conducted studies at Bowling Green State University. ...

01.07.2016
New Year's Resolutions for a Post-Divorce Life

With the chorus of Auld Lang Syne comes a determination to set new goals and achieve new heights in the new year. This can be daunting when you go through major changes in your life. At Matthew Sheasby, Attorney at Law, we understand how challenging ...

12.18.2015
How to Tell Your Children About the Divorce

Divorce is not a topic that most children think about, at least not until it is necessary to do so. That is why it can be overwhelming to try and figure out how to break the news to your kids. It is a conversation that must be handled with care ...

12.04.2015
The Pros and Cons of Filing for Divorce First

It is never a happy moment when a marriage ends. Often times, couples struggle to patch up problems, but to no avail. It is a difficult choice; however, divorce may be the only option. If you are sure your marriage cannot be salvaged, you and your ...

11.25.2015
Are Divorce Laws Unfair to Men?

With current media representation of divorces, it can be easy to believe that the court favors women during a divorce proceeding. Men might feel disenfranchised and silenced in the courtroom, believing their rights are not being upheld. Although this ...

11.13.2015
How to Modify Spousal Support in Rancho Cucamonga

Life can be unpredictable, changing from day to day. What worked in the moment may not work in the future. The same goes for contracts made. Spousal support is established to allow both individuals an equal maintenance of their lifestyle. A couple ...

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