Family Law Blog

Attorney John Negley Becomes Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization

Negley Law, APC is proud to announce that our lead attorney, John Negley, is now certified in family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) . This is a monumental achievement for ...
Continue reading "Attorney John Negley Becomes Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization" »

Reaching the 10 Year Mark: Long Duration of Marriage Impacts Spousal Support

Hollywood has been all atwitter over a highly anticipated split between two megastars, US Weekly recently reported. Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have called it quits. On June 30, 2015, Ben Affleck ...
Continue reading "Reaching the 10 Year Mark: Long Duration of Marriage Impacts Spousal Support" »

3 Main Functions of Restraining Orders

3 Main Functions of Restraining Orders Restraining orders (or protective orders) can be important in situations of domestic violence or when someone is the victim of physical or sexual abuse. In ...
Continue reading "3 Main Functions of Restraining Orders" »

2 Main Purposes of Parenting Plans in California Child Custody

2 Main Purposes of Parenting Plans in California Child Custody In California, when parents enter into a legal dispute regarding custody of their shared children, the courts prefer to allow the parents ...
Continue reading "2 Main Purposes of Parenting Plans in California Child Custody" »

4 Reasons You Can Change Your Child Support Order in California

Four Reasons You Can Change Your Child Support Order in California As a general rule in California, once a child support obligation has been determined and the child support court order has been made, ...
Continue reading "4 Reasons You Can Change Your Child Support Order in California" »

3 Major Differences Between Military Divorces and Civilian Divorces

When military service persons get divorced or have other family law matters brought before the California Family Court, the legal process is slightly different than for civilian couples and is ...
Continue reading "3 Major Differences Between Military Divorces and Civilian Divorces" »

8 Grounds for the Annulment of a Marriage in California

In California a marriage can be annulled in eight specific circumstances. Annulments are warranted in situations where the marriage was invalid at the outset, or may be declared invalid if facts come ...
Continue reading "8 Grounds for the Annulment of a Marriage in California" »

5 Things to Know About Prenuptial Agreements in California

Prenuptial agreements are premarital contracts that are designed to protect spouses in the event that a marriage does not last. Below are the five most important things to know about prenuptial ...
Continue reading "5 Things to Know About Prenuptial Agreements in California" »

Google Founder's Divorce Settlement Finalized

Divorce can happen in any marriage, and when it does, couples often dispute who will get what after the split. Property, assets, accounts, and money are often big sticking points in divorce ...
Continue reading "Google Founder's Divorce Settlement Finalized" »

5 Types of Restraining Orders In California

If you are being threatened, stalked, harassed, or sexually or physically abused by someone, you may be able to obtain a restraining order to protect you. Restraining orders, sometimes referred to as ...
Continue reading "5 Types of Restraining Orders In California" »

4 Things You May Not Know About California Divorce

When contemplating divorce, you likely have considered the major implications of the process. A divorce can impact your finances, your children, and even your emotional and physical health. However, ...
Continue reading "4 Things You May Not Know About California Divorce" »

4 Important Steps When Considering a Divorce in California

Contact a Lawyer Choosing to dissolve your marriage is clearly a major decision. A divorce can impact all areas of your life, from social to financial. After you have chosen to move forward with your ...
Continue reading "4 Important Steps When Considering a Divorce in California" »

Four Important Questions About Mediation

Whether you are facing a divorce, child custody matter, child support dispute, or other family law issue, you may have heard of the mediation process. This legal tool can be helpful in many cases to ...
Continue reading "Four Important Questions About Mediation" »

Three Things to Know About California Custody Cases

Three Things to Know About California Custody Cases Facing a child custody dispute can bring many unique challenges. Every family law case is different, however there are some essential facts you ...
Continue reading "Three Things to Know About California Custody Cases" »

Back to the Basics: 4 FAQs about California Divorce

Choosing to file for divorce can be a tough decision. The divorce process itself can be overwhelming at times. You likely have many questions and concerns about the process. To learn more about a ...
Continue reading "Back to the Basics: 4 FAQs about California Divorce" »

How Child Custody Affects Your Tax Return

Now that January 1 has come and gone and people are settling in to 2015, many are beginning the mad scramble to collect the financial documents needed to begin filing federal and state income tax ...
Continue reading "How Child Custody Affects Your Tax Return" »

Guardianship of a Minor Child in California

How do you define a California guardianship ? With a guardianship, a court orders someone, who is not the child's parents to have custody of a child or manage the child's "estate," ...
Continue reading "Guardianship of a Minor Child in California" »

Will the Judge Order Spousal Support in My Divorce?

If you are getting a divorce, you may be wondering, "Will my case involve spousal support?" It depends. When a couple divorces, a judge may order one spouse to pay spousal support to the ...
Continue reading "Will the Judge Order Spousal Support in My Divorce?" »

What is Community Property?

California is a community property state, which means that all money earned by either spouse during a marriage along with all property bought is classified as community property. Community property is ...
Continue reading "What is Community Property?" »

Prenuptial Agreement Provisions

It is important to be aware of the specific provisions that can be included in a prenuptial agreement. There are several benefits to this agreement, but be sure that you are pursuing this agreement ...
Continue reading "Prenuptial Agreement Provisions" »

How are Child Custody Orders Determined in CA?

When you are going through a divorce, you will most likely have to deal with the issue of child custody. This can be complex and overwhelming due to the importance of this matter. When it comes to the ...
Continue reading "How are Child Custody Orders Determined in CA?" »

Legal Separation: Is It Right For You?

It is no secret that more and more couples are finding it difficult to stay together. However, is divorce the only option? Some couples choose to separate for an amount of time in order to think about ...
Continue reading "Legal Separation: Is It Right For You?" »

Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

If you are planning on getting married in the near future, you may want to think about creating a prenuptial agreement. Although some people may avoid such a step as it seems to be planning for ...
Continue reading "Do You Need a Prenuptial Agreement?" »

Welcome to our Family Law Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Family Law Blog with an RSS feed available at /Blog/Entire-Blog-Feed/RSS.xml
Continue reading "Welcome to our Family Law Blog" »