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Could You Receive Social Security Benefits Based On Your Ex’s Work History?

If you are divorced, it’s possible that your ex may receive benefits based on your work history. This can even be the case if you are remarried. If you aren’t sure how this is possible or if you have never considered the situation a possibility, you definitely need to learn more about it.   An…

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Preparing for the Typical Child Support Add-Ons

Parents are obligated to provide for their children’s basic support. In addition to basic support and in accordance with the Child Support Standards Act guidelines, parents are also obligated to pay pro rata shares of “Mandatory Add-On Expenses.” Examples of mandatory add-on expenses are daycare costs and required health expenses. On top of the Mandatory…

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How Does Adultery Affect Divorce in California?

Technically speaking, adultery shouldn’t play a role in your divorce as the court is not supposed to consider infidelity or any other “fault” when they grant a divorce. Judges can, however, consider any financial impact that the partner’s infidelity may have had on their spouse. In very rare cases, the judge may also consider the…

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Can a Temporary Child Custody Order be Modified?

If you are in the midst of a divorce or custody case, the court may have already issued a temporary custody order. Temporary custody orders are intended to keep the life of the child stable while the court takes the time to come to a permanent custody decision. Most temporary custody orders aim to prevent…

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How to Change Your Name During or After Divorce

Divorce is demanding. A person getting divorced must figure out how to handle a new financial situation. They have to engage in stressful negotiations. They may need to cope with the turmoil of custody battles. In the midst of everything going on during a divorce, it’s not surprising that changing your name falls to the…

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3 Methods of Diffusing High Conflict Co-Parenting

Co-parenting is difficult in many cases, but in some cases, it is so difficult that it is described as high conflict. High conflict co-parenting takes its toll on the co-parents, the children, and the families involved. It can take time to discover healthy ways to deal with the situation. Signs that You May Be Experiencing…

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Common Prenup Mistakes to Avoid

Navigating prenuptial agreements can be tricky. They lay out the financial plan for your upcoming marriage in legal terms. They also start your marriage off with a lot of open and honest communication about your relationship and your goals for the future. Make the most of your prenup by avoiding some of the most common…

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How to Connect With Your Child Long Distance After Divorce

Of the many challenges that families are presented with by divorce, living at a distance is often one of the most difficult to cope with for both parents and children. It is never easy for a child to be separated from their parents; whether the separation is due to a brief business trip or a…

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Tips on Co-Parenting Graduates and Brides

As graduation draws near, many divorced or and separated parents are experiencing conflicting emotions. They find themselves facing important events in their child’s life that requires the presence of both parents. When two people have a child together, there are certain celebrations like graduation and weddings that the child will want to spend with both…

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Top 3 Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

Most think of a prenuptial agreement as less-than romantic, but others argue it is one of the best things you can do for a relationship. A prenuptial agreement or prenup has a number of different benefits; particularly in a community property state like the state of California. Even so, less than 10% of couples take…

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Tracking Apps, Joint Custody and Privacy Issues

When you have joint physical custody of your child with your ex, there are a number of difficulties that you may plan on dealing with – scheduling conflicts, disagreements regarding holidays and vacations, miscommunications regarding after school care, etc. One issue that is becoming more and more common for co-parents is the privacy issue that…

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