Divorce Rates are Up and Down

The Virus and Quarantine Continue to Affect the Decisions around Divorce The corona virus and resulting pandemic has continued to leave its mark on family law and divorce rates.  We seem to still be on the “up again, down again” rollercoaster when it comes to divorce rates.  In the first months of the pandemic, the … Read more

Conflict & Divorce

Conflict and Divorce seem like they are linked to each other. Most divorcing spouses come to the decision to get divorced because of conflict.  Without conflict in a marriage, it’s hard to imagine why two people would decide to get divorced.   Since conflict is typically the cause of divorce, most people assume that the divorce … Read more

Self Actualization & Marriage

How Our Expectations of Marriage Have Changed Over Time In a recent article featured in the Atlantic, author Olga Khazan presents some interesting questions to Eli Finkel, a Professor of Psychology and the author of “The All-or-Nothing Marriage”.  The author Finkel explains in his book that a “modern marriage” comes with much higher expectations than … Read more

Home Equity

Home Equity, Divorce & Asset Division When two spouses divorce, they go through a process of asset division.  There are some assets, like a checking account, that are very easy to divide.  These assets are sometimes called “liquid” assets.   For many middle class families, the primary home where they live is typically the most expensive … Read more

Adjusting Support After Job Loss

At The Law Offices of Michael L. Maguire & Associates we work with clients in all phases of the divorce and family law process.  Whether you are just facing the initial divorce process or are reviewing child or spousal support orders, we can help you get the best possible outcome that California family law allows … Read more