Collaborative Divorce Process — As Explained by Pete Roussous

It comes as a surprise to many when they discover there are not two, but three options for handling a divorce. The two most common forms are traditional divorce and mediation, a process where a third-party, neutral mediator assists in dividing the martial assets. A relatively new, third option, has recently been added to the

Free Divorce Options Workshop — Saturday, April 2nd

Led by volunteer attorneys, financial specialists, and mental health professionals who are members of the Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego, this free workshop, which is hosted the first Saturday of every month, will cover the full range of choices couples have as they contemplate divorce, focusing on the non-adversarial, out-of-court options. For more

Divorce Financial Planning: Downsizing the Family Home

Downsizing the family home can be a smart financial move during a divorce.  Priorities change as people move on with their lives after divorce. Many parents are faced with the need to downsize their lifestyle, including the family home. The hours spent on home improvements and maintenance for a full-sized home become more of a

Hidden Assets: Tax Returns

As we discussed last week, one of the most difficult tasks in a case where assets are to be divided is the discovery process.  That is, identifying and determining what encompasses the entire marital estate and in turn, deciding which assets need to be divided.  We went into detail discussing the Capital Loss Carry-Forward and