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Grandparents' Visitation Rights in California

Societies everywhere recognize the important role that grandparents play in grandchildren’s lives. Grandparents can provide love, moral support, guidance, and affection, and sometimes ...
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Can I Move Away With My Kids?

The term “parental relocation” refers to when a custodial parent moves away with the children. If you obtained a divorce and your former spouse wants to move to another county or another ...
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Cons of an Adversarial Divorce

There’s no candy-coating it, divorce hurts. When emotions are raw, a spouse may be inclined to wage a war in divorce court, to fight to the bitter end. But, is there really any benefit to that? ...
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Advice for Divorced Dads

Whether you’re on the brink of divorce or you’re recently divorced, surely one of the hardest parts of breaking up with your children’s mother is not living with your kids, or no ...
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My Spouse Works: Can I Avoid Spousal Support?

Each divorcing couple is different. Sometimes the higher-earning spouse is completely okay with paying spousal support and they feel it’s their duty and obligation. Other times, the ...
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Relocations & Child Custody in San Fernando

It is very common for things to change in the years following a divorce. Sometimes, things can change a lot for a divorced couple and their children. For example, a stay-at-home mother goes back to ...
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Tips on Successful Co-Parenting After Divorce

Understandably, divorce can be very stressful for spouses, especially due to the fact that divorce impacts child custody and financial assets – two very important issues in a person’s ...
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Domestic Violence & Divorce in San Fernando

Are you a victim of domestic violence ? Or, are your children victims? If so, and you’re seriously considering divorce, certainly you know that while leaving is the “right thing to ...
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Reasons Why People Actually Divorce

If you’re headed for divorce, you have plenty of company. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), “about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States ...
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Should the Richer Parent Get Custody?

In the 1980s and 1990s, it was very common for mothers to get the children in a divorce. In New York, that was common up until about 2000. However, much has changed in the last 20 years. Divorce laws ...
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Spousal Support Modifications in Encino

When a married couple in California decides to end their marriage, there’s always the possibility that the couple will agree to spousal support or if the higher-earning spouse is against it, a ...
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Legal Separation vs. Divorce in California

Researchers estimate that up to 50% of first marriages in the United States end in divorce, and for second marriages, that number goes up to 60%. Why is it so difficult for Americans to stay married? ...
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Can a Spouse Get Spousal Support if They Work?

Every married couple is different, and so are their financial situations. You can have two couples who are divorcing where both husbands are the main breadwinners, but the husbands have very different ...
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Disability, Illness and Divorce

Ask anyone who has been married for more than five years and they’ll tell you that marriage takes work; it doesn’t maintain itself. Spouses must communicate well, focus on what makes each ...
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California Spousal Support Basics

If you are headed for divorce and you live in Encino or anywhere else in the San Fernando Valley, you will want to know how the state handles matters pertaining to spousal support. Will you receive ...
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Should I Have a Postnuptial Agreement?

In regards to dividing marital property during a divorce, each state has enacted its own laws about property division. In the United States, we have two methods of dividing marital property: community ...
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Should You Move Out of the Marital Home?

If you and your spouse have decided to file for divorce, there is a strong possibility that things aren’t exactly stress-free on the home front. Whether your marriage is ending because one of ...
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Paternity and Fathers' Rights in California

In a day and age where more couples are having children outside of marriage, more attention has been drawn to a father’s rights toward his biological children, namely when he and the ...
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Stepparent Adoptions in California

Are you looking to adopt your stepchild? If so, congratulations! Given the fact that you desire to become your stepchild’s legal parent proves that the child is fortunate to have you in their ...
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California's Community Property Laws

In the U.S., the states follow the equitable distribution or community property systems in regards to the method of dividing a couple’s marital property. California is one of nine states, ...
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Avoiding Financial Mistakes in Divorce

Are you considering divorce? If you are like most people your biggest concerns center around 1) child custody, and 2) the division of your assets – these are the two areas that people fight ...
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Is Emotional Infidelity Cheating?

When it comes to marriage and relationships, love can be complicated, and few couples skate by without any issues. While each couple may have different views as to what exactly qualifies as cheating, ...
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Will Child Support Cover Extra-Curricular Activities?

If you’re a parent who is getting a divorce, soon you’ll be learning all about child-related expenses, and how they’re addressed in a divorce. Which ones are covered by child ...
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Secrets From a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is a stressful process that has its way of bringing out the worst in people. Some embittered spouses see divorce as a way to seek revenge by emptying bank accounts, freezing credit cards, ...
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Divorce Comes Down to These 2 Things

You probably know by now that one in two marriages ends in divorce, and if you're like most spouses at the end of their rope, you may have already been through the fighting, crying, and trying to ...
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