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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_201882463.jpgGetting married is one of the most memorable times in a person’s life. The amount of time and commitment put into the relationship can make or break the bond between two individuals. Unfortunately, there are many couples in today’s society who are filing for divorce, no matter what the reason is.

The Main Reasons for Divorce

In today’s society, we are left wondering why so many married couples are now suddenly filing for divorce. Research has been shown that, by the first five years of marriage, as much as 22 percent of married couples experience separation, divorce, or death. By the time couples have been married for at least 20 years, 53 percent have separated, divorced, or experienced a death to one spouse. The main reasons for divorce include the following:


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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_188066681.jpgDivorce is inarguably one of the most difficult experiences financially. Not only do both spouses often keep their assets separate after the divorce, but they may experience financial hardship since they have to readjust to having separate incomes. Credit scores may also be affected, especially if either spouse does not work full time, and the divorce has been finalized. Even though you may face some financial hardship once the divorce has been finalized, it is very important to understand how divorce may lower your credit, and how to bring your credit score back up after the divorce.

Does Divorce Affect Credit Directly?

Many couples will face financial hardship after a divorce is filed, and their credit will be greatly affected. However, the divorce itself will not affect credit because the divorce is not included on the credit report or factored into the credit score. A divorce may indirectly lead to financial hardship that may adversely affect the credit score, as losing one of two household incomes may lead to missed payments. When a person misses a monthly payment, his or her credit score is negatively impacted..


b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_629490185-1.jpgHaving a child is one of the biggest milestones in a person’s life. Being able to watch the child grow up and make something of himself or herself is beyond exciting. However, what if the parents were not married when they had the child? If the parents are still not together at the time of childbirth, parenthood may be much more difficult than if the parents were married. Unwed fathers need to understand their paternity rights, so that they can help make their child’s life a positive one.

What Do Unwed Fathers Need to Know?

It is very important that unwed fathers understand the rights that they have. The unwed father may refuse to sign the child's birth certificate, but his rights are not automatically guaranteed. The court has the rights to confirm legal paternity. If there is no court order in place, then the father does not have any legal rights to the child, but he may still be required to pay child support.


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b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_136639928.jpgExperiencing your parents going through a divorce at any age is very difficult. When you are a child, and your parents divorce, you would handle the massive life change differently than you would when you are an adult. As a matter of fact, being an adult and experiencing your parents going through the divorce process may be more difficult than it would be if you are a child. You are often so used to your parents being together, and seeing them end their marriage may shatter your relationship with either parent.

What to Expect as an Adult Child during Divorce

For anyone, the process of filing for divorce can be especially confusing, whether that is financially or emotionally. For an adult child, it is normal to feel angry, hurt, betrayed, and sad. The divorce process may make the adult child to go through a grieving phase, almost identical to the feeling of losing a loved one. Because the adult child is more independent, he or she will likely have less support during the divorce process, and the adult child may be treated more like a friend than a child.


Posted on in Divorce

b2ap3_thumbnail_shutterstock_605213087.jpgGoing through a divorce is arguably one of the most financially and emotionally difficult experiences in a person’s life. After much time put into the relationship, only to see it fall through the cracks, each spouse may feel as if they have failed. Even in incidents where each spouse is legally separated, there are still major life changes that they have to face. However, there may be some benefits to legal separation before a divorce is finalized.

What is Legal Separation?

If a married couple is legally separated, their marriage is still legally bound, but they tend to part ways on an emotional level. When each spouse is legally separated, they are not actually divorced, so they are not allowed to marry anyone else until a divorce has been finalized.

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