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8 Tips on How To Effectivity Co-Parent During Covid-19

With the Covid-19 pandemic spreading in California and the United States, and the current Stay-At-Order order in California, many divorced parents with minor children are very anxious and concerned about the health and well-being of their children now more than ever. Covid-19 at this point has impacted every aspect of daily life, and schools have…

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Typical California Divorce Settlements about Bank Accounts

In a California divorce settlement, all community property (any property or earnings acquired by either spouse during the marriage) is typically split equally between both parties. All separate property (any property acquired before the marriage, after separation, by gift to one party, or by bequest to one party) is typically confirmed to the owner. The…

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10 Financial Mistakes to Avoid in Your Divorce Settlement

California couples going through a divorce will have to make a lot of decisions. Many of the choices they will be faced have significant effects on their financial future and security. Parties involved in a California divorce must seek and consider the advice of experienced professionals. 10 Financial Mistakes To Avoid in Your California Divorce…

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What To Do If You Cannot Afford to Make Your Child Support Payments

Before ordering child support payments, a California judge looks over the parents’ incomes and expenses. They attempt to determine a fair and equitable contribution intended to enable parents to provide for their child financially. In some cases, for a variety of reasons, a parent may not be able to afford to pay their court-ordered child…

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Can Children Express Preference in California Child Custody Cases?

Divorcing parents have to make countless difficult decisions, but the most difficult decision of all is determining child custody. Parents tend to have differing opinions on the subject of both custody and visitation. The child often wants to have a say in where they end up living but do California courts consider the child’s preference…

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Typical California Divorce Settlements about the Family Home

Your home is your castle, and this mindset is never more evident than when a divorce leaves a couple arguing about who gets the family home. In many cases, it’s where a couple raised their family. During happier times, it was probably a sanctuary of peace and security. The high emotional value can cause all…

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How to Prepare for Your California Child Custody Case

As a loving, involved parent, there is nothing more terrifying than the thought of losing custody of your child. If you are a parent getting divorced in California, prepare for your child custody case, so you’re ready for court. Preparing for a California Child Custody Case: 1.    Keep a Journal – Lawyers and judges look to…

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How Do California Family Law Courts Deal with Parental Alienation Claims?

Child custody disputes often proceed at a high-stress level. They are stressful on the parents, their attorneys, the judges who have to decide custody and the children involved in the case. Due to the nature of child custody cases, they are often expensive to litigate. When the case involves severely damaged relationships between the divorcing…

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Typical California Divorce Settlements about Spousal Support

If you are getting divorced in California, you probably have several significant concerns. One of the most frequently voiced concerns is how much spousal support is typically awarded. When considering typical divorce settlements that involve spousal support, it’s essential to review the details of each case. What are the typical divorce settlements about spousal support…

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What is a Parallel Parenting Plan and When is it a Good Idea?

Some divorced parents have no trouble interacting when necessary. They don’t have any problem discussing their child’s schedule, attending parent-teacher conferences side by side or calmly presenting differing opinions on important issues related to raising their child. Some divorced parents may not even find it difficult to invite their ex over with their new spouse…

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Financial Fraud in California Divorce: Dividing the Assets

One of the most common disputes during California divorce is the division of assets. Some cases involve significant assets. Other cases involve substantial debt. Other cases may involve a shared business that both parties feel they have earned the right to retain. Regardless of what assets/liabilities a couple has built during their marriage, they are…

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