COVID-19 and San Diego Family Court

COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of the global community, including San Diego’s Family Court. The Court closed its doors on March 17, 2020 and did not reopen until May 26, 2020. Over 10,000 hearings were impacted as a result. That’s right – 10,000!

Behind the scenes, the Court’s administration and … (Read More)

Is Legal Separation Right For You?

The Zarin Law Firm, APC is a full-service Family Law firm servicing all of the County of San Diego. If you have a divorce or legal separation issue, feel free to contact our firm by completing the form below or calling us at (619) 800-4189 to schedule a complimentary consultation.… (Read More)

Dividing the House in a California Divorce

If you and/or your spouse own a home, you’re probably wondering what will happen to the house in divorce. Good question! The answer, unfortunately, can be complicated depending on your unique situation.

Below are some common scenarios, each with their own steps and considerations. Be mindful that this is no … (Read More)

Is There Such a Thing as a Quick Divorce in California?

It’s safe to say that most people going through a dissolution (i.e., divorce) in California find the process to be long and arduous. Unfortunately for many, the process is a necessary evil – support rights must be reviewed and accounted for; property must be divided; debts must be assigned; and … (Read More)

Prenups: Fact or Fiction?

Premarital agreements, or prenups, have a bad rap. The word “prenup” brings to mind fears of abandonment, trickery, and paranoia. But a premarital agreement, in its simplest form, is essentially just a contract between prospective spouses fixing marital property rights and financial responsibilities upon consummation of their marriage. Another way … (Read More)

How Long Will My Divorce Take To Finalize?

So you’re getting a divorce and you’re wondering how long it will take? Well, be patient. It usually is never over as quickly as one would like.

Family Code section 2339 (a) provides that spouses cannot finalize their divorce until six months after, “the date of service of a copy … (Read More)

How To Terminate (Or Modify) Spousal Support

This article will attempt to explain, briefly, the components to a motion to terminate or modify a California spousal support (also known as ‘alimony’) order pursuant to a Divorce Judgment.

If you have an order to pay spousal support from a state other than California, stop. It is highly unlikely … (Read More)

Should I Ask For Divorce? The Homemaker’s Dilemma

Deciding to move forward with divorce is one of the hardest decisions one can make. This is especially true for the modern day homemaker. Today’s homemaker is Active. Not only do they handle matters affecting the home, activities outside the home are common and plentiful. Add into the mix a … (Read More)

Who Gets the Family Pets in a Divorce?

Can’t agree on who gets the family pet during your divorce? The courts are now poised to help. On September 27, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly 2274, which adds section 2605 to the Family Code. Effective on January 1, 2019, the new law provides courts with direction … (Read More)

How To Request a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

This article will explain how to request a Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) in San Diego County.

What is a DVRO?

A DVRO is a court order that helps protect people who have been abused or threatened with abuse. Make sure you qualify before requesting one.

You and the person … (Read More)