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  • 29-Jun-2020

    Surprising Divorce Advice You Actually Need

    When you got married, you probably thought it was forever. You probably thought that you and your spouse would be good, that you’d never become a “statistic,” but now, here you are. You’re in one of the 5 out of every 10 first ...
  • 22-Jun-2020

    Can My Ex Take My Child Away From Me?

    When it comes to breakups and divorce, one of the biggest challenges for parents is dealing with child custody and visitation. In an ideal world, parents would get along well and they would work together to arrange a child custody schedule that ...
  • 15-Jun-2020

    Unmarried Mothers in California: You Have Legal Custody

    This article is for both unmarried mothers and fathers who want to know where they stand legally in regard to child custody. If you are an unmarried mother and paternity has not been established, YOU have legal and physical custody of your child. The ...
  • 8-Jun-2020

    Why You May Not Want to Fight for Sole Custody

    You’re getting a divorce from your spouse. Maybe they had an affair or a string of affairs. Maybe they were manipulative and controlling and wouldn’t let you go out with your friends. Maybe they made terrible financial decisions and drove ...
  • 1-Jun-2020

    If You Owe Child Support, You May Not Get a Stimulus Check

    When the coronavirus (COVID-19) made its way to the United States, American’s lives were changed forever. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you live in the U.S., your life was affected. Even if you didn’t lose your job or ...
  • 25-May-2020

    Divorce Advice That Doesn't Cost You a Dime

    Divorce can get expensive, especially when it’s litigated and draws out in the courts for months, if not years on end. If you’re afraid of having an expensive divorce, we have good news for you: There are ways to drive down the costs of ...
  • 18-May-2020

    Is a Post-Quarantine Divorce Boom Around the Corner?

    It would be safe to imagine that when the Chinese government lifted its quarantine restrictions, people would be running out to local parks, taking strolls around their neighborhoods, hitting their local gyms, visiting their favorite restaurants, and ...
  • 11-May-2020

    Has COVID-19 Made it Hard to Pay Child Support?

    In mid-March, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency due to the novel coronavirus. In a statement, President Trump said: “NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States, by the authority vested in me by the ...
  • 4-May-2020

    What is a Notice of Alleged Paternity in California?

    Now that it’s the 21st Century, we live in a day and age when it’s socially acceptable and almost “normal” for children to be born outside of marriage. After all, society has changed dramatically since women entered the ...
  • 27-Apr-2020

    Coronavirus's Impact on Child Custody

    When parents in California get a divorce, they have to create a Parenting Plan and have it signed off by the judge on their case. The Parenting Plan will address legal and physical custody and who gets the kids and when. Once a Parenting Plan is in ...
  • 20-Apr-2020

    Will COVID-19 Lead to a Spike in Divorces?

    Will the fact that Americans are being quarantined with their spouses lead to a spike in divorces across the nation? If people find that being in close quarters with their spouses 24 hours a day drives them crazy, they could be heading to divorce ...
  • 13-Apr-2020

    Will I Need a Divorce Decree to Get Remarried?

    The divorce process is complicated because it involves financial entanglement and also because the couple has to follow specific legal and court procedures before their divorce can be signed off by a judge. Because of this, it’s important to ...
  • 7-Apr-2020

    COVID-19 & Divorce

    The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every part of our lives over the last few weeks. Many businesses and government operations, including courthouses, were forced to close its doors to the public until further notice. Fortunately, Claery & ...
  • 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, ...
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