In the realm of personal relationships and the institution of marriage, the concept of annulments stands as a significant but often misunderstood legal process. While divorce is a familiar term to many, annulments offer a distinct and alternative route for couples seeking to dissolve their marriages. Here, we’ll explain what an annulment is, how it’s […]
About Mitchell Ehrlich
Mitchell Ehrlich was made a Partner at Lonich Patton Ehrlich Policastri in 2007. He practices exclusively in the firm’s Family Law practice, handling a wide variety of family law issues, including dissolution, legal separation, property division issues, custody and support disputes, parentage claims, post-judgment matters and pre and post-nuptial agreements. In addition, he became a California Certified Family Law Specialist as certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization in 2009 and since has co-headed the Family Law Practice with co-founder David Patton.
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As with most legal processes, divorce involves several steps, and it can be confusing to know what you need to do and in what order. You’ve taken the first step and filed divorce papers with the California family court. What happens now? The following is a brief outline of the process you will need to […]
When a marriage ends in divorce there are a number of financial decisions that must be made. Spousal support, child support, and division of assets and debts are all important considerations that must be hashed out to the satisfaction of both parties. One of the most pressing questions that many divorcing couples face is “Who […]
Marriage is a legal, long-term partnership between two people who love each other and share their lives. Unfortunately, marriage might not always be the happy ending you imagined. Sometimes spouses realize that they want to live independently of each other, but there are compelling reasons to avoid divorce. A legal separation agreement might be an […]
Mediation is when a neutral third party, known as a mediator, helps two or more disputing parties find a compromise. A mediator can be a beneficial aid in communicating civilly to reach a goal that best satisfies everyone involved. Mediators don’t take sides in disputes but provide support and solutions for a fair settlement. During […]
At its best, marriage is a permanent partnership between two people who love each other. In the eyes of the law, marriage is also a civil contract that requires a license, witnesses, and registration with the state. When either spouse decides to end the partnership, he or she usually files for divorce, and the family […]
Marriage is a beautiful partnership between two people. While the majority of people are familiar with prenuptial agreements, also known as “prenups”, less people are aware of postnuptial agreements. If you entered into your marriage without a prenup, take heart – it is not too late to make a legal move to protect the financial […]
Divorce doesn’t always have to be ugly. If you’re going through a divorce or considering one, you probably share the fear of angry confrontations and animosity that divorce brings with many other couples. While mediation can be a good option for couples who want to minimize the negative effects of a divorce and handle the […]
Domestic violence (DV) and intimate partner violence (IPV) are deeply ingrained issues in our society that affect millions of people every year. On average, there are 20,000+ calls to domestic abuse helplines nationwide on a daily basis*. Adults aren’t the only victims of these assaults. 1 in 15 children is exposed to intimate partner violence […]
When you share joint custody with your ex, the idea of a big life change such as moving can be scary. The results can be uncertain and what will happen is at the discretion of a judge. If you are the parent of a child and want to move away or if your ex wants […]
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