"The more you know about the divorce process, the more you can make the right decisions moving forward."

-Armand & Robbin D'Alo

Tax Checklist for Divorce

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Armand, Robbin and Eva are presenting a class offered through CCH CPE Link.  The class covers problems and issues missed in the heat of negotiation or simple errors in drafting documents. Join us for a two-hour class that is insightful and filled with information.  If you are thinking of divorce, this is something for you.  …read more >

How the Six-Month Waiting Period for Divorce Works in California

Monday, August 28th, 2017

California Says, “Think Before You Leap” California has what they refer to as a cooling-off period for couples seeking a divorce. The idea is that within the six-month timeframe people will have the ability to step back. They can look at the realities of what they are doing and then proceed with better information. The …read more >

Gray Divorce: What Went Wrong?

Friday, July 28th, 2017

The process of divorce is common across all ages. It’s about the division of assets and income as well as support for small children, when they are part of the picture. With Gray Divorce, there are a few different twists to the mix that focus on time together, division and support during retirement and the …read more >

Family Court Does Not Supercede Federal Law

Friday, July 28th, 2017

The basis for support in California state law is found in Family Code Section 9 which is Support. As of this writing, it encompasses Code sections 3500-5700.905 and it changes whenever the state legislature deems it necessary. California Code Section 4320 covers the elements a court can take into consideration when ordering support. In our …read more >

All Mediation Is The Same… Or Is It?

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Life has not gone the way you would like, and now you are faced with divorce. Maybe you wanted it, maybe not. In any case, it only takes one side to make a divorce happen. There are many paths for couples going through a separation. These include working it out themselves, using mediation, working in …read more >

The Power of Professional Vulnerability

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

It is normal for people working through a divorce to feel guarded. The perceived lack of trust and commitment that has built over time makes it nearly impossible for one side to listen to the other. Couples at this point have most often been under a perpetual onslaught of criticism, distrust, and contempt. The most …read more >

Make Communication Work With F-A-C-C-T

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The third letter in our F-A- C-C- T overview is Communication. Sadly, when a couple is considering divorce, this is a time when they need to communicate with precision. However, for them there are feelings of emotional and economic betrayal, loss of trust, dependability, and honesty that all factor into this communication. As Caryl Rusbult …read more >

How Long Does a Divorce Take

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

As with many questions we are asked, the question about how long it will take for a divorce has a typical answer — – “it depends.” Oddly this honest reply to the question rests with the people wanting the divorce. We always caution that the process will typically take longer than what the couple expects. …read more >

Not Everything Is What You Think It Is

Monday, March 27th, 2017

While support is determined for a couple, whether by themselves or a court, the property must also be taken into consideration. This includes things that are owned, as well as debts that are owed. First, looking at assets—the things owned—always take into consideration the tax aspects of property. The value of a stock is the …read more >

How Do Women Cope with Finances in Divorce?

Monday, March 13th, 2017

In 2012, the U.S. Government Accounting Office issued the results of a study that looked at how women fared as they approached retirement. The study showed that women were more likely to be financially disadvantaged than their male counterparts. “For women approaching or in retirement, becoming divorced, widowed or unemployed had detrimental effects on their …read more >