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Family Law Blog

Today's Modern Prenup

Last week, the world learned about the Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner divorce and how they announced their split, one day after their 10-year wedding anniversary. If you read the tabloids, it looked ...
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As Same-Sex Couples Wed, Others Celebrate Divorce Equality

As same-sex couples across the nation line up to say their vows, many other courts are observing another effect of marriage equality: it's called divorce equality. While same-sex couples anxiously ...
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Child Custody Myths Every Parent Should Know

Parents often hear horror stories about child custody cases and are flooded with misinformation from well-meaning friends, colleagues and acquaintances. With so many child custody myths, we're ...
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Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner Announce Divorce

The divorce rumors have been circulating for weeks as moving trucks have been spotted at the couple's home and now, they rumors are confirmed. On Tuesday, June 30, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner ...
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Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

Even though it can be a relief to get a divorce, if you have children together your ex will be in your life for a long time. For your sanity and for the sake of the kids, you have to find a way to get ...
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Tips on Negotiating a Divorce Settlement

Divorce is often the largest financial transaction of a person's life. The process has a way of bringing to the surface feelings of anger, fear, helplessness, and sometimes even greed. When ...
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Victory: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Gay Marriage!

In a historic ruling, the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage would be recognized nationwide, and the decision would no longer be left to the states. After the ruling, President Obama called ...
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How to Bounce Back From Divorce

Since most people take their marriage vows seriously and intend for it to last, steering a new course when their marriage falls apart is hard, regardless if they're the one who filed for divorce, ...
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4 Divorce Don'ts

Divorce can be a financially and emotionally stressful process – a process that can make it hard for normally rational people to see straight. To help you be more prepared for what lies ahead, ...
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Does it Make a Difference if I File for Divorce First?

We've had many clients who were blindsided when their spouse filed for divorce. Some thought their marriage was intact, while others knew their marriage had problems but didn't think ...
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America Awaits the Supreme Court's Gay Marriage Ruling

The tension is building as America awaits the Supreme Court's ruling about the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. Many legal experts believe that the high court will legalize same-sex ...
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Handling Joint Debt in a Divorce

Since California is a "community property" state, creditors aren't bound by divorce decrees. Meaning, they can go after you for marital debt if your former spouse doesn't pay up. We ...
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Country Singer Trace Adkins Reaches Divorce Settlement

Country Singer Trace Adkins and his estranged wife Rhonda have agreed on a divorce settlement, ending their 17 year marriage. According to his lawyer, Adkins and his wife went the private mediation ...
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What You Should Know About a California Divorce

Divorce is notorious for being stressful and it can certainly put you to the test. As divorce attorneys, we know that every little bit of advice can go a long way. That said, here is a short list of ...
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Chris Rock's Wife Seeks Huge Settlement in Divorce

In December of 2014, Comedian Chris Rock filed for divorce from his wife of 19 years because he wasn't happy in the marriage. Half a year later his estranged wife, Malaak Compton-Rock is demanding ...
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Post-Divorce Financial Strategies

You may be about to file for divorce, so now is the time to begin thinking about your financial future. Once your divorce is final, you want to start protecting yourself financially. Here's how ...
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Receiving Social Security Benefits on Your Ex-Spouse's Record

One issue that comes up often in divorce is Social Security benefits, especially when we're dealing with Baby Boomers. Can you receive a portion of your ex's Social Security benefits? If your ...
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What You Should Know About Life Insurance & Divorce

"Can my spouse remove me as a beneficiary on their life insurance policy?" We get this question a lot. In a word, yes. However, there are two specific timeframes that come into play. Your ...
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Small Ways to Lessen the Blow of Divorce

The emotional and financial toll of divorce can be significant, and no matter what, there are going to be headaches along the way, especially if you have children together. From communicating via ...
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Tips for Navigating a Successful Divorce

While over a million couples get divorced in the U.S. every year, divorce isn't something that most people do twice. If you're a first timer with no experience, you're undoubtedly entering ...
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How to Protect a Business in Case of Divorce

It's no secret that the vast majority of entrepreneurs put in long hours to build a business. Unfortunately, 60 or 70 hour workweeks can be hard on a marriage and that's why things between the ...
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False Accusations of Child Abuse & Child Custody

In many divorce cases, domestic violence allegations are raised. Sometimes an accusation of child abuse is based on truth, but other times a bitter spouse lies about child abuse in an effort to get ...
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Why Collaborative Divorce is Better

A bad divorce can destroy a family, especially when there are children involved, and as divorce lawyers, we don't want to see our clients go through that. After years of working in the trenches, ...
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'Cheater' Banner a Sign of Bobby Flay's Bitter Divorce

On Tuesday, June 02, 2015, famous chef, Bobby Flay was honored by receiving his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, but the moment was burned when a plane flying above displayed a banner that said ...
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Ireland Votes Yes on Same-Sex Marriage

On May 23, 2015, it was a major victory for the proponents of same-sex marriage in Ireland after the referendum on same sex marriage was won by a ballot vote of around two-to-one at Dublin Castle. In ...
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