Child Custody and Child Support can be one of the biggest areas of contention in a divorce. They can also be a source for ongoing battles after the divorce is over if the divorce case is not carefully managed by both parents. Child Custody The public policy of the state of California is that a child should have frequent and continuing contact with both parents. We do not … [Read more...] about How Child Custody and Child Support Are Determined
Of course, you can date during your divorce. Dating during your divorce is legal in California. The bigger question is whether that is the best thing to do during your divorce. You need to think about the emotional impact of dating during the divorce. If you had an affair with this person during the marriage, now that you are getting divorced, you may want to openly have a relationship … [Read more...] about Can I Date During My Divorce?
When you end your relationship with the other parent it does not end the importance of raising your children as Co-Parents. A child is not a piece of furniture or the TV that one of you can keep and the other one can just buy a new one. The emotional upheaval of a divorce can cloud your thinking. Feelings of fear, anger, anxiety, and revenge can cause either parent to think that one parent … [Read more...] about What is Co-Parenting and Why Does It Matter in My Divorce?
Going to court in a divorce case should be the last resort and not the first choice. As the last resort in a divorce case, it means that you have done everything else possible to find a way to resolve your difference with your spouse. Here are some of the most important reasons why it is beneficial to try to stay out of the court system. You Lose Control You are giving up the … [Read more...] about 4 Good Reasons to Keep Your Divorce Out of Court
Burbank Family Law Attorney Jami Fosgate has been recognized by Collaborative Practice California with the prestigious Eureka Award for her contributions and dedication to helping the establish Collaborative Divorce as alternative to going to court for California couples that have made the decision to divorce. The Eureka Award is awarded to divorce professionals in the core disciplines … [Read more...] about Jami Fosgate Honored with Collaborative Practice California Eureka Award
Burbank Family Law Attorney Jami Fosgate has been selected for inclusion in Pasadena Magazine's list of 2021 Top Lawyers in the area of Alternate Dispute Resolution as her practice is focused on “no court” dispute resolution using mediation and collaborative processes. The Top Lawyers list was created by PRS (Professional Research Services) and is based on an online peer-review survey sent out … [Read more...] about Jami Fosgate Honored by Pasadena Magazine
This is the most common question in any divorce. My typical attorney answer: it depends. I am not trying to avoid giving an answer, but it really does depend upon many factors. It depends upon the level of conflict between the couple. If a couple can manage to control their emotions, then they can probably keep the costs down. Becoming emotional can cloud your thinking and cause you to act … [Read more...] about How Much Will This Divorce Cost?
When we become a parent, we put our child at the center of our lives. We make sure their diaper gets changed. Before we eat, we make sure our child is fed. We make sure they are safely in a car seat before we get in the car and put on our own seatbelt. You need to do the same thing when you are going through a divorce. In a child-centered divorce, the goal of divorcing parents is to manage … [Read more...] about What is a Child-Centered Divorce?