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    Visit These Links to Learn More about Divorce Law and How to Hire a Divorce Lawyer

    Last updated 6 years ago

    If you and your spouse try to get through the divorce process alone, you may face unnecessary difficulties. When you hire a skilled attorney, however, there’s a better chance of reaching a more civil agreement. For more information, consider these additional resources:


    • Are you unhappy in your current marriage? This page from has some tell-tale signs that it’s time for divorce.
    • Divorce can be especially difficult on children. Visit this page from to learn how to help your kids get through divorce.
    • Has the divorce process caused you to suffer from depression? This page from can help you.  
    • Negotiating a divorce settlement can sometimes seem impossible. For help, visit this page from
    • Do you have any questions about California divorce law? Visit this frequently asked questions page from the Judicial Branch of California.

    If you have any questions, call Moreno Family Law at (408) 266-9011. 

    Understanding the Fundamentals of Divorce Law

    Last updated 6 years ago

    As the years pass by, you may decide that you and your spouse need to file for divorce. If this is the case, it’s important that you familiarize yourself with the basics of divorce law.

    • Filing for Divorce: In the state of California, it is not required for both parties to agree to a divorce. One spouse can initiate the divorce process by filing a petition for the dissolution of marriage at their country’s superior court. If one spouse has abused or been unfaithful to the other, the wronged spouse may file for a “fault” divorce—otherwise, the divorce will be considered “no-fault.” If the marriage is deemed legally invalid due to fraud, mental instability, or other reasons, then the couple may have the marriage annulled
    • Division of Property: During a typical no-fault divorce, each spouse usually keeps the debt and belongings he or she had before the marriage, but all property acquired during the marriage is divided roughly equally. A judge will make a final ruling if a decision cannot be reached.
    • Alimony and Child Support: In order for the spouse with the lower income to live a comfortable life, the spouse with the higher income may have to pay alimony. Also, the spouse who is awarded child custody can expect to see monthly child support payments from the non-custodial parent.

    If you have any questions about divorce law, contact Moreno Family Law of San Jose. Since divorce often involves high-flying emotions, it’s important that you hire a calm, collected divorce attorney to better represent your interests. Call our office today at (408) 266-9011 for more information.     

    How Can Child Support Payments be Spent?

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Divorce can be very tough on both spouses’ finances—particularly the spouse who is awarded child custody. Fortunately, regular child support payments can help ameliorate the burden.  

    In this short video from Get Legal TV, attorney Frank Mann discusses how child support payments can be spent by the recipient. Child support can basically be spent on anything, but it should be primarily spent on a child’s clothes, food, tuition, school supplies, and other basic living expenses.

    If you have any questions about child support, don’t hesitate to contact Moreno Family Law. For seven years in a row, attorney Marilyn Moreno was voted one of the top family lawyers in Santa Clara County by San Jose Magazine. If you have a tough divorce case, she’ll help you get through it. For more information, call (408) 266-9011.

    What to Look for in a Good Divorce Lawyer

    Last updated 6 years ago

    Since divorce is an intensely personal process, many couples feel as though they have to go through it without any outside help. However, the complicated emotions and circumstances may be too much for a couple to handle alone. If you’re thinking of filing for divorce, you should hire a skilled lawyer to help you get through it and on with your life. Here are a few important qualities to look for in a good divorce lawyer:

    • Ample Experience: When hiring a divorce lawyer, you should look for someone who’s been around long enough to have seen it all. Even if your divorce includes an unusual element, such as an exotic pet, an attorney with 20 or more years of experience can use her expertise to find a suitable solution.
    • Excellent Reputation: When deciding whether to hire a divorce lawyer, you should take a careful look at past clients’ testimonials, as well as any other evidence of that lawyer’s reputation. For example, family law attorney Marilyn Moreno was voted one of the best family law attorneys in Santa Clara County for seven years in a row. She was also voted one of the 50 “superlawyers” in northern California by If a divorce attorney has done well for others in the past, there’s a good chance she’ll do well for you, too.
    • Focus on Family Law: There are a lot of attorneys out there who try to net the most clients by practicing several areas of law. Since family law is so complicated, you’ll achieve the best result if you hire a lawyer who has dedicated her career to helping couples get through the difficult divorce process.

    If you’re looking for a skilled divorce lawyer in the San Jose area, contact Moreno Family Law. Our divorce attorneys are well-acquainted with the struggles of divorce, and have the knowledge and temperament necessary to help you and your spouse reach a suitable agreement. Call us today at (408) 266-9011 to get started.

    Welcome to the Cast Page of Moreno Family Law

    Last updated 6 years ago

    We’re so excited to be able to talk directly with our current and potential clients, friends and family. We’re looking forward to reaching out from all of our social media outlets including this Cast Page, our Facebook and Twitter.

    Moreno Family Law is a law firm in San Jose specializing in divorce, child custody and support cases. Filing for divorce can be a daunting task and without someone there to advise you along the way, you could end up confused and with an unfavorable outcome. The Moreno Family Law Firm can offer guidance and assistance along the way. We deal only with divorce and child custody cases, making us trusted experts. We well equipped to handle your San Jose divorce, child custody or support case.

    We want to use this page as a tool to stay connected to our current and potential following so please feel free to leave your feedback and check back regularly for updates, educational and informational tools about divorce in the San Jose and Santa Clara counties. We’re here for you and happy to help you in any way that we can. Give us a call today at  (408) 266-9011.

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