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  • Telling Your Children About Divorce

    Once you make the decision to move forward with your divorce, you will have to inform your children of this major life change, which might very well be the most difficult conversation you will ever experience. Your children might have already sensed the tension, overheard some of your fights, but actually breaking the news to them is an entirely different thing and you must be prepared for the ...
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  • Tips for Dads Fighting for Child Custody

    In the past, it was generally expected for a mother to win custody of the children, putting fathers at a disadvantage in this area. This is certainly no longer the case. However, while courts generally put the best interests of children first, setting aside any preferences for a particular parent, it is still not always easy for fathers to win, especially if the mother is also filing for custody. ...
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  • Biggest Divorce Mistakes

    Divorce can be complex and emotionally draining to all parties involved. Frustration and heartbreak may cause us to act uncharacteristically or make decisions based on our feelings instead of rationality, causing a strain in the divorce proceedings and in the relationships with loved ones. The following are the biggest divorce mistakes that can jeopardize the outcome of your case: Bad-mouthing ...
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  • Using Social Media Can Impact Your Divorce Case

    More now than ever, many of us share our lives online through social media, posting photos of vacations, purchases, well-plated meals, or just our day-to-day activities. Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are not only frivolously fun, but also allow us the ability to remain in close contact with friends and family in situations where distance might be a factor. While this ...
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  • Common Child Custody Issues Parents Face

    If you are in the midst of a divorce and have children, your primary concern is likely their wellbeing and the question of custody. This does not have to turn into a nasty battle, however. There are ways for parents to reach resolutions that work for both households and place as little stress on the children as possible. Here are some of the issues you will likely come across as you negotiate ...
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  • Common Divorce Myths Explained

    We have all been exposed to various stories of divorce, some of which ended well or in disaster. There is so much information that it can sometimes be difficult to separate fact from fiction. The truth is every divorce is different and no two situations are exactly alike, so you cannot expect your own divorce to follow any of the accounts you have heard. Take some time to debunk and dispel some of ...
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  • Three Strange Reasons for a Divorce

    Every couple who pursues a divorce has their own reasons for doing so. Some fall out of love, while others face differences they cannot overcome. However, some of the reasons couples pursue divorce don’t always make the most sense or seem the most logical. On this blog, we examine three cases which had some seemingly strange circumstances for the couple choosing to file for divorce. Beauty is ...
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  • Six Interesting Modern Divorce Statistics

    Modern divorces have seen a few changes in what used to be a few well-established trends. As a new generation of people grows up, marries, and then makes the decision to divorce, they change a few trends that the previous generation had established pretty firmly. These changes can be shown through a few interesting statistics. Divorces are Actually Decreasing Contrary to popular belief, the actual ...
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  • Holiday Tips for Recently Divorced Parents

    The holiday season is already difficult and stressful for a wide variety of reasons, but for families who will be going through the holidays for the first time after a divorce, the unknown and confusion of what may lie ahead can be concerning. This is particularly true for children, who are about to go through the holidays with a separated family for the first time. In this blog, we offer parents ...
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  • Should I Move Out Before my Divorce is Finalized?

    A divorce can be an emotionally tumultuous period, and as such many people will opt to separate, with one spouse moving out to attempt to get away from the stress and difficulty of dealing with their soon-to-be ex outside of the courtroom as well as in it. However, in some circumstances we see people who refuse to move out of their home in fear that they may lose some of their claim to possession ...
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  • Military Divorce in California

    Military families are just like regular civilian families, having to deal with a lot of the same issues and challenges, in addition to extra ones such as constant relocation as the spouse currently serving is transferred from station to station. As such, when a couple decides they wish to divorce, there are a few differences in the process that could impact the way your case proceeds, particularly ...
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  • Navigating a "Gray Divorce"

    Divorce is slowly starting to become more prevalent with older couples—some even well into their 60’s and beyond. Because these couples are typically later in life and own far more in the way of wealth and assets than a younger couple typically would, these cases often have a much greater amount of detail and complexity that must be navigated in order to successfully dissolve the marriage. While ...
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  • What Should Be In Your Parenting Plan?

    When you and your spouse decide you no longer wish to stay married and begin the divorce process, you will need to make many critical decisions that could impact you for a very long time, possibly the rest of your life. If you have children, one of these decisions will be the terms of your parenting plan. There are several very important things that should be included in any parenting plan, and ...
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  • Three Ways to Help Your Attorney

    While your divorce attorney is qualified to handle the difficult task of navigating through the complicated legal process of a divorce case, you as a client have a massive impact on how the case unfolds. There are several things you can do to help your attorney do their job better which have many benefits, including a faster and more satisfying resolution to your case. Here are three things you ...
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  • When Should You Sign a Pre-Marital Agreement?

    For some couples who are about to enter into a marriage, they may wish to protect their best interests in the event that they do not wish to stay married. California law has allowed for this to happen through what are called prenuptial agreements. Essentially these documents outline an agreement that comes into effect if a married couple decides to part ways and dissolve their marriage. A common ...
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