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5 Tips for Splitting Custody During School Vacations and Holidays

Vacations and holidays should be a time of happiness and joy when everyone can spend time enjoying their friends and family. That is precisely why they can often be the most difficult times for those who have experienced divorce; particularly those whose divorce included a battle for custody. Parents ‘don’t always agree on holiday plans…

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Are Prenuptial Agreements Enforceable in California?

California couples are entering prenuptial agreements as a precaution in case of eventual divorce more than ever. The prenuptial agreement is a legal document that helps protect assets and income and spouses themselves from default rules of divorce. Even while entering a prenup, couples hope they will never need to depend on its terms, but…

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Child Custody: California Mandates Frequent and Continuing Contact

Noncustodial parents in California may have more rights than they realize. They are not simply stuck with the status quo regardless of other factors involved in their case. California custody laws are designed to provide both parents with “frequent and regular contact” with their kids as long as doing so is in the best interest…

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Will the California Family Law Court Separate Siblings in Child Custody Cases?

Divorce is often painful and traumatic for those going through it, but even as the adults struggle to cope, it can be even more difficult for the children involved. When parents split up, a child’s entire world undergoes a dramatic change. For children, divorce often arrives with new living situations, different schools, and with the…

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Co-Parenting: How to Tell When You’re Doing it Right

It takes a lot of effort and hard work for two parents to say they’re at a point where they work together and do what’s best for the kids while minimizing conflict. And the hard work and effort required only increases when the parents involved are no longer together but are trying to co-parent together…

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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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Can a Divorce Lawyer Represent Both Parties?

When you are going through a divorce there are countless decisions to be made. It can seem like a good idea to cut back on expenses in any way possible. Some think that the most obvious way to do this is to have a California divorce attorney represent both parties in the divorce in a…

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What To Do If Your Spouse Refuses to Sign the Divorce Papers

Getting divorced is hard enough, but when you’re attempting to divorce an uncooperative spouse, it can seem like a losing battle. If you are dealing with a spouse that refuses to sign the divorce papers, there are actions you can take to further your case. What To Do When Your Spouse Won’t Sign the Divorce…

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California Law Allows Divorcing Couples to Petition for Pet Custody

Assembly Bill 2274, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September of 2018, changed the way pet custody is handled in California divorce cases. The law gave the courts the authority to decide pet ownership in divorce cases. In accordance with the law, the court can assign sole or joint ownership of the divorcing couple’s pet…

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Dividing the Assets: Is a Business an Income or an Asset?

Are you a business owner facing divorce? Are you the spouse of a business owner facing divorce? Either way, you probably have questions about how the business is handled during the division of assets. Is the business divided? How is it divided? Is the spouse of a business owner entitled to half of the business…

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Tips on Re-entering the Workforce After Divorce

Recently divorced individuals find themselves facing new challenges – some expected and some not as expected. Other new challenges seem to come without any warning. For stay-at-home Moms who wish to or need to re-enter the workforce after divorce, the challenge to succeed in a completely new realm so soon after the stress and emotional…

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