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  • 6-Apr-2020

    Divorce: Are Your Kids Okay?

    When spouses get divorced, it’s typical for it to affect them emotionally and even physically. After all, divorce is known for being one of the hardest things an adult will every go through, second only to the death of a loved on. Even if ...
  • 30-Mar-2020

    Tips for a Successful Co-Parenting Relationship

    When you go through a divorce, you may have zero desire to see your ex again, but when you have children together, you don’t have much of a choice in the matter. You may find yourself in situations (think births, birthdays, weddings, funerals, ...
  • 23-Mar-2020

    How to Budget After Divorce

    When you were engaged in your marriage (we were going to say “happily married” but you may have not been), you most likely had some type of a financial system. Perhaps one of you paid all the bills while the other spouse was hands-off or ...
  • 16-Mar-2020

    Why It's Important to Invest in Your Health During Divorce

    Divorce is known for being a highly stressful event. Many say that in regard to stress levels, it’s the second-worst thing to losing a family member. Whether you have been fantasizing about divorce for years or the divorce came as a huge shock, ...
  • 9-Mar-2020

    Secretly Recording Your Spouse During Divorce

    When you anticipate a divorce or when you’re in the middle of a divorce proceeding, secretly recording your spouse or your children may seem like a brilliant way to gather concrete, indisputable evidence for your divorce case. After all, every ...
  • 2-Mar-2020

    Divorce: Your Emotions May Surprise You

    Every marriage is unique and each couple has their own issues and conflicts. In one marriage for example, the spouses may have built up a lot of resentment over the years and they practically cringe whenever they’re in the same room together. ...
  • 24-Feb-2020

    Will Your Children Have Two Homes?

    With divorce becoming more socially acceptable and practically the norm, the child custody landscape has changed dramatically in the past 15 years. Historically, mothers were the ones to get custody of the children and fathers were the ones to pay ...
  • 17-Feb-2020

    Why Divorce Can Be Harder on Men

    It is common for people to believe that by their nature, women are a lot more emotional than men, however, that just may not be the case when it comes to divorce. Many studies have been conducted on the subject and as it turns out, men tend to have a ...
  • 10-Feb-2020

    Why Do More Women Initiate Divorce Than Men?

    If someone were to approach one of our divorce attorneys and straight-up ask us, “Who initiates divorce more often, men or women?” we would not hesitate. We would quickly say that by far the majority of divorce filings are initiated by ...
  • 3-Feb-2020

    Can I Seek Custody of Someone Else's Child in California?

    Raising children can be complicated, especially for some people. There are many situations where a child’s parents may not be able to raise their son or daughter. There are also scenarios where parents may kick their teenage son or daughter out ...
  • 27-Jan-2020

    Can Exes Remain Friends?

    Relationships...can be really complicated. When you marry someone, usually it means that you originally had a very high opinion of this person. Once upon a time, you probably thought the world of him or her. Maybe, they could do no wrong. Now, your ...
  • 20-Jan-2020

    Grandparents' Rights to Custody & Visitation in California

    Many people agree that grandparents can be wonderful influences in the lives of their grandchildren. Grandparents have so much to offer, such as unconditional love, companionship, life advice, mentoring, babysitting, and so much more. In most cases, ...
  • 13-Jan-2020

    Science Behind Cheating

    Infidelity can be a hot topic of debate. Does going to a strip club count as cheating? Does an emotional Facebook affair that was never consummated count as cheating? Do bachelor parties even count? What about an emotional relationship with a close ...
  • 6-Jan-2020

    How Do I Collect a Family Law Judgement in California?

    When couples get a divorce, they draft a marital settlement or divorce agreement that is approved and signed off by the judge. Such agreements will have detailed provisions about the dividing of marital assets, dividing debts, spousal support, and so ...
  • 30-Dec-2019

    Tips for Physically Separating from Your Spouse

    If divorce were easier, we’d probably see a lot more divorces. In reality, a lot of unhappy couples stay married because they become overwhelmed at the thought of moving, changing all of their utility bills, changing all of their account ...
  • 23-Dec-2019

    What is Parallel Parenting and is it Right for You?

    We’ve written numerous articles about establishing a healthy co-parenting relationship, and we’ve given plenty of advice on how to succeed at co-parenting, but such advice doesn’t apply to everyone. It doesn’t necessarily ...
  • 16-Dec-2019

    California Divorce: Dividing Property

    When it comes to dividing marital property in a divorce, the laws vary from state to state. California is one of a handful of states that follows the “community property” model. Under California’s community property law, all of the ...
  • 9-Dec-2019

    Follow This Advice Before You Divorce

    Divorcing is usually a very emotionally stressful experience. At a time when you’re whole life is turned upside-down, it’s important to be thinking with a clear head. And the less you know about the divorce process, the more stressful it ...
  • 2-Dec-2019

    Getting Started on Your January Divorce

    Are you planning on filing for divorce in January, after the holidays are over? If so, you’re not alone. Every January, divorce law firms across the country enter into their busy season. Usually, on January 2nd like clockwork, the phones at ...
  • 25-Nov-2019

    Co-Parenting Tips for the Holiday Season

    Once parents get a divorce, they have to learn how to create a new normal, especially during the holidays. If this is your first holiday season without your former spouse, you may not be 100% sure of how to celebrate the holidays. Do you keep the ...
  • 18-Nov-2019

    Dividing Property & Debt in a California Divorce

    Each state has its own laws and procedures for dividing marital property and debt, so if you’re getting a divorce in California, it’s important to understand how California handles asset and debt division in these matters. Property and ...
  • 11-Nov-2019

    What May Surprise You About Divorce

    Whether this is your first divorce or your third, it’s important to know that like snowflakes, no two divorces are identical. Let’s say this is your first divorce. Maybe you think you know divorce because you watched your parents go ...
  • 4-Nov-2019

    Can Substance Abuse Impact Child Custody?

    If you are getting a divorce and you have a spouse who has a substance abuse problem, you are probably worried about them being around your children, especially when you are not there. Substance abuse is a serious issue that affects families from all ...
  • 28-Oct-2019

    I've Only Been Married a Few Weeks, Can I Get an Annulment?

    “What does the average California wedding have in common with a small luxury car? Both will cost about $40,000,” Andrew Sheeler wrote in SanLuisObispo.com. “That's the finding of The Knot's survey of average wedding costs in ...
  • 21-Oct-2019

    What No One Tells You About Divorce

    Since roughly one in two marriages ends in divorce, you’re probably very familiar with it. Surely, you have watched from up close or afar as friends, family, and co-workers have gone through a divorce. You may even be a child of divorce, and ...
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