The Leave Strong Blog

September 15, 2018

There is a new trend in the divorce statistics as a result of our longevity. There's even a label for it, it's called the "Gray Divorce."  Divorces among couples over age 50 are happening at twice the rate they did just a generation ago.  And it’s causing substantial f...

If you are negotiating child support in California you should know that unless you ran the calculation after April 2, 2018 to take into consideration the 2018 changes created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act your calculations are no longer correct.

Additionally, if you...

It may surprise you to learn there are no special requirements in California for a person to hang up a sign and promote themselves as a “Divorce Mediator.” The California Evidence Code, Sections 1115-1128 defines what a mediation is, and who can mediate. “Mediation” is...

For over two decades, I’ve been helping prepare Qualified Domestic Relations Orders for clients across the nation who are going through a divorce. During that time, one thing I can say for certain is that most people have no idea what a QDRO is – until they need one th...

Baby Boomers may not have set out to create another statistic, but they are going to have to add divorce to their list of the many ways they have changed North American culture. According to the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State Univ...

There is a bumper sticker I've seen which claims to answer this question in a clever but sad way: “Marriage is Grand, Divorce is 100 Grand.” Though this might provoke a laugh from the driver behind you, it's almost nearly as likely to raise the question, "Wait, is that...

Divorce can be one of the most frightening times in a person's life because the losses many people suffer can affect them for a lifetime. While grieving or enraged, conflicted or determined, you are most certainly under emotional stress. The California divorce process...