Court-Ordered Counseling: What Plays a Role in My Divorce Case?

When it comes to divorce cases, judges understand that many elements are involved and they also understand that these cases can get tricky very fast. Because of this, judges believe that something known as court-ordered counseling is sometimes needed as a way to keep things neutral and help two divorcing spouses or parents through a difficult… Continue reading →

Parenting Plans and Moving: What Are Your Next Steps?

When you have a child with your ex-spouse, you know that there are certain things that you have to remember about parenting together, what’s permitted, and what isn’t. Everybody sits down and makes their own parenting plan based on what they want to see in their parenting relationship. What if things change and now your… Continue reading →

Child Abuse Suspicion: How to Handle it in Your Family Law Case

Posted on May 13, 2018 You want to protect your children from many dangers, and unfortunately sometimes those dangers are in their own home. What happens if you believe that your child has been abused by your ex-spouse? When you are going through a family law case, these matters are extremely important. However, many parents… Continue reading →

When You Believe a Biased Judge is Acting Wrongfully in Your Case

When it comes to divorce cases, there will be a lot of back and forth he-said, she-said. This means that you could run into a biased judge who already thinks they understand the best outcome for your case from the very beginning, which means that you could fear not being listened to. The legal system… Continue reading →

Worries You Might Have Regarding Your Child’s Healthcare After Divorce

Every state is different when it comes to custody matters and more, as you have probably found ever since you have started the divorce process. When it comes to raising children with your ex-spouse, there are many aspects that are considered – including financially supporting the child from both ends. So what happens when it… Continue reading →

Infant Children in Divorce: How to Make Certain Determinations

Nobody expects to go through a divorce just after bringing an infant child into the world. However, many people struggle with this reality every year, and it can raise many questions. No parent wants to break the early attachment and bonding, that special time that they have with their children from the very start of… Continue reading →

All You Need to Know About Temporary Child Custody: An FAQ

Temporary child custody is sometimes the best situation depending on the circumstances of your case. When it comes to parenting, you want to ensure that your child’s safety goes above anything and everything and that you are doing what is in the best interest of your child. Today we will take a closer look at… Continue reading →


For the past eleven years Amy M. Montes has been defending clients in Tustin, CA and the surrounding areas. Montes has continued to meet the needs of those involved in Divorce, Domestic Violence and other family law related cases. The success of the firm has resulted in the need for a larger office space. As… Continue reading →

If You Marry Someone Who Isn’t Legally Divorced at the Time

You may be familiar with the term ‘bigamy,’ which means that you would marry a second spouse without divorcing the first one. What happens if you find yourself in this same situation, even if you didn’t try it? This practice is illegal on a federal level and your marriage could suffer because of it. Today… Continue reading →

Help: I Believe That My Spouse Lied During Divorce Mediation

Divorce can be a stressful time all by itself. When you are going through divorce, you know that you will have to handle many issues, such as handling your debts, child custody issues, assets, alimony, and more. What makes these situations even more stressful? When you believe that your spouse is lying during divorce mediation…. Continue reading →

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