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Blog Posts in 2017

  • Risks of Online Dating Services

    Online dating has fundamentally changed the practice. In some ways the change has been good: you don’t have to spend days, months, or even years trying to find someone you consider worth going on a date with when you can just review profiles and find someone who fits your liking quickly. That being said, it’s also changed things for the worse as well, as there are now an abundance of risks in ...
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  • Five Benefits of Divorce Mediation

    Divorce is never an easy process, it also doesn’t have to be the immensely stressful and contentious process that most people make it out to be. There are plenty of alternatives out there that could help you navigate the divorce process, but many people refuse to try them thinking they’re just a waste of time and money. Here are some of the benefits you could receive from making a genuine effort ...
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  • Will Remarriage Affect My Divorce?

    Just because your divorce is finalized does not mean the divorce decree is set in stone. In fact, it is common for one to request the court for modifications if circumstances change for either party. If you or your former spouse were to remarry, for example, this could impact spousal support, which is also known as alimony. If you have concerns regarding any changes you might face if you or your ...
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  • Who Gets Pet Custody in a Divorce?

    If you and your soon-to-be former spouse share a pet, you might be in for a bit of a hurdle. Unlike children, battling over the family pet is often considered to be a matter of ownership rather than custody. However, in California, the state has the California Family Code Section 6320, which protects domestic animals in cases where it is believed that one party might harm the pet. As such, if ...
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  • How Are Retirement Assets Divided in Divorce?

    When spouses decide to move forward with the divorce process, it is not only a hugely emotional experience, but one that involves major financial challenges as they unlink their lives. Part of this includes the division of retirement accounts, which can be a complicated process in some cases. Whatever your circumstances might be, it would be wise to consult a skilled divorce attorney to make sure ...
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  • Should You Date While Your Divorce is Pending?

    Now that your marriage is over and you are in the process of getting a divorce, you might want to explore the dating scene to embark on this new chapter in your life. However, dating before your divorce is officially finalized might impact the outcome of your case. Before you start dating again, consider the consequences you might face from doing so and what it might cost you. Read on to learn ...
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  • Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

    For divorced parents, learning how to effectively co-parent together can sometimes seem like an insurmountable task, especially if you have a highly contentious relationship or unresolved anger. It is important to remember that, though you might have issues with one another that might never find closure, you both have a mutual interest in supporting the well-being and happiness of your children. ...
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  • Tips for a More Cost-Effective Divorce

    Everyone knows divorce can burn a hole in your pocket. Though necessary, many people fear getting a divorce because they don’t want to siphon their money into something that may drag on for ages, with no end in sight. However, despite the common misconception, there are other viable options for a more cost-effective divorce, and our Rocklin divorce lawyers can best advise you on which course of ...
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  • Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets in Your Divorce Case?

    If you and your spouse are facing the possibility of divorce, it is essential you remain aware and vigilant about your shared finances. While you may not expect it from your spouse, many people become vengeful at the end of a marriage and attempt to hide assets in a divorce case because they don’t want their ex-spouse to have access to anything now that the relationship is over. Many people make ...
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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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