For many couples, domestic partnerships have emerged as a modern, refreshing alternative to a traditional marriage. Whether you’re a same-sex couple seeking legal recognition or a pair looking to solidify your union without the formality of marriage this article will teach you the basics of domestic partnerships in California. What is a domestic partnership? A […]
About Gretchen Boger
Gretchen Z. Boger began her law career as a Deputy District Attorney in San Joaquin County from 2007 – 2010. During her tenure with the D.A.’s office, she prosecuted 17 jury trials. Ms. Boger has been practicing family law exclusively since January 2010. Ms. Boger joined Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri in 2013. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. During her time at McGeorge, she received a concentration in trial advocacy.
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Divorce is a complex and emotionally charged process, often accompanied by legal battles and contentious disputes. However, in the state of California, there exists an alternative path to dissolution known as an “Uncontested Divorce.” So, what is an uncontested divorce, how does it differ from contested divorces, and why may it be a preferable option […]
If you are considering divorce, you and your spouse are facing several life-changing decisions about your shared home, child custody, and dividing up your assets and debts. Separating finances can be one of the most stressful parts of the divorce process. You might be worried about making ends meet on your own, especially if you […]
If you are facing harassment or abuse from someone, a restraining order is one way to protect yourself from further harm. This orders an individual not to contact or come near another person and can be granted when the court believes there has been some type of harm or fear of future harm involved. Obtaining […]
Divorce is a difficult experience for any couple, especially one with children. Even if divorce is the best path forward for you and your partner, it can be a very challenging experience for children to navigate. It’s important to support your children throughout the process, but how do you do that? Let’s discuss how to […]
Creating a postnuptial agreement after marriage is a great way to protect yourself and your assets in the event of a divorce. While thinking about divorce after saying “I do” isn’t top of mind for most couples, a postnup provides transparency and understanding in your marriage. So let’s say you have established a postnup, but […]
Infidelity can be extremely emotionally draining and stressful. If your spouse cheated on you, you may be wondering if, as the injured party, you have any legal recourse to receive compensation for your pain. Although somewhat complicated, there are a few circumstances in which you might be able to bring a civil case against a […]
Infidelity is one of the most common reasons for a marriage to end in divorce. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of your marriage unraveling because your spouse cheated on you, you might be wondering whether you can avoid paying alimony since you were not at fault. Although some states still allow you […]
When most people think of divorce, they imagine a long and arduous process full of conflict and bitterness. However, this is not always the case. In some instances, divorces can be relatively smooth and amicable. But what is the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce? Let’s take a closer look. Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce […]
Divorce can be complicated and draining, both financially and emotionally. While some divorces may include complicated legal battles, there are others that have the simple focus of moving forward. In the case of the latter, the process for divorce can seem simple enough. Having a lawyer to help you navigate the divorce may seem unnecessary. […]
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