Kaufman Family Law

Q: How long will spousal support last?

A: It depends on a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage. While there is no hard and fast rule for long term marriages (marriages that are 10 years or longer), generally spousal support (if it is ordered) Learn more

Q: Can my child testify and decide where they want to live?

A: Depending on your child’s age, he/she may or may not be able to testify at court. Further, even if your child can testify, it is up to each Judge to decide how and when they will hear from your Learn more

Q: Do I have to go to court?

A: Not necessarily. Often parties can work everything out without ever stepping foot in a courtroom. If parties cannot work out their differences and come to a settlement, then all or part of the case will need to be heard Learn more

Q: Will I be automatically divorced after 6 months?

A: No, it doesn’t happen automatically. This is a common misconception. There is a process thatneeds to be completed in order to restore you to a single person; i.e. dissolve your marital status. California law does not allow anyone to Learn more

Q: What is mediation?

A: Mediation is a process whereby both parties agree to try to resolve their issues with a neutral party (i.e. the mediator). The mediator does not represent either party, but instead works with them on an amicable resolution to all Learn more