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Positive New Year's Resolutions to Get You Through Your Divorce

Celebrating New Year’s Eve can be a bittersweet experience for many divorcing couples. While your family and friends are planning parties and thinking about their New Year’s resolutions, ...
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Balancing the "No Parent" & the "Fun Parent" After Your Divorce

One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is learning how to share custody with your ex. No one wants to be the “mean parent,” but what else can you do if your ex is acting ...
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Co-Parenting on Thanksgiving

Holidays can be incredibly difficult for the recently divorced, and Thanksgiving is no exception. In the past, you may have enjoyed cooking and eating a delicious turkey dinner with your spouse and ...
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Requesting a Spousal Support Modification

The court may award alimony, or spousal support, to a lower-earning spouse to help them readjust to single life. These payments can be temporary or permanent depending on a couple’s financial ...
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Identifying Domestic Abuse

Acts of domestic abuse are typically driven by feelings of insecurity and fear. Abusers often use physical and psychological tactics to dominate and manipulate their partners. This behavior stems from ...
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Breaking the Ice: Talking to Your Fiancé about Drafting a Prenup

American popular culture has reframed weddings into being the ultimate celebrations of love and romance. However, you and your spouse have many important decisions to make before you walk down the ...
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Spouses Request Accelerated Divorces in Light of the TCJA Deadline

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the controversial Tax Cuts & Jobs Act into law. This aggressive and sweeping tax legislation is eliminating personal exemptions, making significant ...
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What You Need to Know About Stepchild Adoption

When couples get divorced, they often discover happiness in building separate lives and starting new families. This can leave the child of a previous marriage feeling adrift and ultimately questioning ...
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Do I Need a Lawyer for My Divorce?

Divorce is an incredibly complicated legal process even for couples who amicably agree that it suits their best interests. In fact, many spouses underestimate how many decisions and complex ...
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Protecting Your Personal Property During a Divorce

Before spouses can finalize their divorce and part ways, they must first legally divide their shared assets, property, and debts. However, not all property acquired during a marriage is considered ...
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4 Tips for a Happier Divorce

When fiancés sign a marriage license, it’s with the intention of devoting their time, love, and attention to making a relationship work. Unfortunately, and for endless reasons, over 40% ...
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3 Mistakes to Avoid in a High Net Worth Divorce Case

A high net worth divorce is complicated because couples have financial accounts, multiple properties, and complex business interests to account for. Legally, there is no difference between a standard ...
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How to Survive Father's Day as a Divorced Dad

Father’s Day is meant to celebrate the relationship between a father and his children. Unfortunately, this celebration becomes understandably difficult following a divorce. Life after divorce is ...
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How Might Remarriage Affect My Divorce Settlement?

When you or your ex-spouse remarry, some of the agreements from your divorce may change. After a divorce, especially one involving children, one party may have a financial duty to the other through ...
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Who Gets the Pet in a Divorce?

When a couple decides to divorce, some of their biggest concerns may be who will get the house, or how custody of their children will work out. However, for some couples, another big topic might be ...
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Reasons Why a Prenuptial Agreement Might be Invalid

For those about to enter a marriage, a prenuptial agreement can be a valuable way for couples to establish and protect their financial rights in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial or postnuptial ...
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Stay off Social Media during Your Divorce

Incriminating yourself has never been easier with the advent of social media. From people admitting crimes on Facebook, to tweeting out their location in the midst of an investigation, so many ...
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Child Custody Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

Child custody case outcomes can have a deep effect on a child’s future and the family’s dynamics. One small mistake could mean the difference between primary custody and supervised ...
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What Rights Do I Have as a Stepparent?

Stepparents have historically had few rights in regards to their spouse’s children. After the year 2000, however, many states began to pass legislation that recognized the role of stepparents in ...
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What are the Main Steps in a Divorce Case?

Many clients often come to us confused about what to expect in a divorce. While divorce laws in California can be complicated and involve extensive paperwork, having an experienced attorney guide you ...
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Ways to Help Children Cope with Divorce

Divorce can be an extremely emotionally taxing experience for all involved parties, especially the kids. Children of separating parents tend to have a particularly difficult time dealing with the ...
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What Determines the "Best Interests of the Child?"

In child custody and visitation cases, couples are encouraged to reach an agreement on how the child will divide his/her time, with whom the child will live, and other issues regarding the child's ...
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How to Solve Property Division Issues

If divorcing spouses are unwilling to cooperate with each other, then the distribution of marital property can become a contentious issue. As each side tries its best to secure more assets than the ...
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Child Custody Issues When a Same-Sex Couple Gets Divorced

When the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages nationwide, it was an historic moment for same-sex couples. Although it was a groundbreaking victory for marriage equality, same-sex ...
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