Posts Categorized: Divorce

David K. Wilkinson Quoted in New York Times Regarding “Divorce Month”

Posted on January 6th, 2020

We are proud to have founding partner David K. Wilkinson contribute his thoughts to the New York Times for their article exploring “divorce month” in the United States. Backed up by news articles and personal accounts through the past few years, the phenomenon known as “divorce month” suggests that married couples are more likely to initiate divorce proceedings in January,… READ MORE

Watch Scott On TV

Posted on May 18th, 2016

Scott talks about finances, divorce and gives out advice on The American Dream TV Show.

What’s Emotionally Worse: A High-Conflict Marriage or Divorce?

Posted on March 24th, 2016

A recent Harvard study answered the question in a decades-long “happiness” study Harvard recently revealed its multi-generational study looking into what makes people happy.  Was it money?  Fame?  No, the overwhelming majority of people found the greatest level of happiness in the relationships they shared with other people.  Notably, the study took place over 80 years. So what does this have… READ MORE


Posted on June 29th, 2015

RECENT SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES FOR W&F ATTORNEYS Located in Mission Valley – Easy Parking – Private Consultation From time to time we like to share information about the successes that our attorneys have had in recent cases that they have been working on.  This synopsis is by no means an exhaustive list of every case we have handled.  For more information… READ MORE

Recent Case Development for Minor’s Counsel in Child Custody and Visitation Cases

Posted on June 3rd, 2015

San Diego Divorce Lawyers – Experts in Child Custody and Visitation The recent appellate case of In re Marriage of Metzger (filed March 4, 2014), the Court of Appeals in California determined that the appointment of minor’s counsel in a child custody and visitation case does not violate the Constitutional right of a parent to determine what is in the… READ MORE

Divorce Summons Served by Facebook?

Posted on April 10th, 2015

Can a divorce summons be served through Facebook?  A judge in New York says “Yes” San Diego Divorce Lawyers – Private Consultation – Certified Family Law Specialists Divorce cases are initiated by the filing of a Petition for dissolution of marriage, a Summons, and one additional form to verify that the divorce filing in San Diego is at the correct… READ MORE

Community Property Division and Life Insurance

Posted on January 5th, 2015

Community Property and Title Presumptions – Recent CA Supreme Court Decision re: Life Insurance The California Supreme Court heard one family law case in 2014, In Re Marriage of Valli (“Valli”), which required the Court to determine whether a life insurance policy purchased during marriage, but titled in one spouse’s name alone should be classified as community or separate property.… READ MORE

Changes to the Family Code in 2015

Posted on January 5th, 2015

Important Changes to the California Family Code in 2015 On January 1, 2015, several changes to the California Family Code took effect.  It is important to know these changes because they may apply to your case.  Important changes to the Code include the following: Multiple Section Changes to Reflect Gender Neutrality Effective January 1, 2015, several Family Code sections have… READ MORE

Recent Changes in Post-Judgment Discovery in Divorce Cases

Posted on June 17th, 2014

Is Discovery Allowed After a Divorce Case is Completed?  Can I Conduct Discovery if a Post-Judgment Motion is Filed After a Family Law Matter has Ended?  What if I am Served with Discovery Demands After My Divorce Case Ends? These are many of the questions that we have answered over the years when people visit our office and have questions… READ MORE

Failure to Disclose Assets in Divorce Cases

Posted on September 10th, 2013

SANCTIONS FOR NON-DISCLOSURE OF SEPARATE AND COMMUNITY PROPERTY DURING DISSOLUTION In the recent case of In re Marriage of Simmons, 215 Cal.App.4th (2013), the court interpreted Family Code § 1101, subsections (g) and (h). According to the statute, one party is entitled to sanctions in the event the other party fails to disclose assets. Under subsection (g), the aggrieved party… READ MORE