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


-Armand & Robbin D'Alo

The Myth of Anger & Divorce


Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

When we tell couples that anger and frustration are a normal part of a relationship, they are typically surprised.  Research has shown that anger, by itself, is not a predictor of relationship trouble.  Anger is not good or bad; it is simply a fact of life.  This goes along with being irritable, sad, worried or …read more >




Tax Reform: A Business Boom for Family Law Attorneys


Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Under the House version of tax reform, there is a provision to repeal § 215 – Alimony payments.  That means that the payor will no longer be able to deduct their support payments.  It also means that the recipient will not be taxed on the income.  That sounds great for the recipient!  But the payor …read more >




Divorce and Marital Conflict: The Math, The Magic & The Reality


Saturday, October 28th, 2017

I am the kind of person that likes to get to the heart of a matter.  So here it is, in simple terms from the research of John Gottman. 69% Of All Marital Conflict Is Unsolvable People headed for divorce typically have the unsolvable problem.  Along the way the relationship got off track, there were …read more >




Divorce: The Dance of Breaking Up


Saturday, October 28th, 2017

There are many self-help and support groups for people in relationship trouble, going through divorce and after the divorce.  They offer support as people cope with changes in life.  These are all helpful tools.  Here is one additional tool that helps people along the way; the art of dancing. To dance, each person must get …read more >




Tax Relief During and After Divorce


Saturday, October 28th, 2017

One area of negotiations focuses on how to file a tax return during the divorce.  The discussion also focuses on how to handle refunds or tax liabilities on those filed returns. Refunds are potentially simple.  This is done by allocating the refund to separate bank accounts.  The allocation is based on many factors negotiated by …read more >




11 Facts About Divorce That Will Keep You Up At Night


Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Divorce: A Look Into The Future The focus of our One Last Look(SM) program is to educate couples and individuals about the process of divorce and separation as well as the realities of life after the divorce is granted.  The questions and situations we encounter spark interesting insights into what people think they know and …read more >




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 >