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California Divorce: What Records Do You Need to Keep When Getting Divorced?

Once the divorce is over, many people want to put it behind them and move forward. Some even lean towards a celebratory attitude that has them banishing anything related to the divorce from their life. If you are inclined in this direction once your divorce is final, use caution. You may be tempted to discard…

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California Stalking Illegal

Stalking is one of the most frightening behaviors a person may experience. One out of every twelve women and one out of every forty-five men will be stalked at least once during their lives. Stalking in the 21st century isn’t just what we have come to associate as being the “typical” stalker-like behavior. Now, thanks…

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California Prenups Can Cement Your Relationship

The latest soap opera features a couple contemplating signing a prenuptial agreement. He feels it’s not very romantic. It’s true; there’s a great deal of debate over the necessity of having a prenuptial agreement in place prior to getting married. If there were ever any questions about whether or not it was really the right…

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To Agree or Disagree – the Question in Modifications to Child Custody Schedules

It’s not that child custody schedules can’t be modified; it’s usually more a matter of having both parties to the schedule actually agree on the change. Let’s consider the hypothetical case of Mike and Nicole who had been divorced for over six years. Their original custody order worked out well for both of them, but…

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Checking the Divorce List Twice Before Filing for a California Divorce

Divorcing isn’t easy. Handling the various details required for marriage dissolution in California is enough to send a person into panic. Going for marriage dissolution is a tough decision, made even more difficult if there are children involved. It’s a time for second guessing, worrying about the welfare of the kids, and about the future.…

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Coercion’s Role in Domestic Violence in California

If you don’t think coercion plays a role in domestic violence in California, think again. This tactic may cost you your visitation rights with the children. While many people work hard at their jobs and their relationships with significant others and get ahead on their own merits, there are those who attempt to get ahead…

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The Presumption for Joint Custody in California

In California child custody is based on the overall best interest of the child. This means the health, welfare and safety of children is the first concern of the courts. “Despite the fact that most states, including California, advocate for the best interests of the child in custody proceedings, what that ‘actually’ means is often…

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Domestic Violence May Impact Your Orange County Child Custody Case

The National Center for Victims reveals that nearly 1.4 million people are stalked every year in the US alone. This may be considered domestic violence during divorce proceedings and may impact on child custody if there is a conviction. It goes without saying that the number of victims stalked in the US every year is…

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Not Everyone Gets Alimony in California Divorce Cases

Getting a divorce in California does not necessarily mean alimony is awarded. When in doubt about this provision, speaking to a skilled Orange County divorce attorney will clear up any questions. “Just because two people decide they want to file for a divorce doesn’t always mean alimony will be a part of the final package.…

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The Main Requirements for Filing For Divorce or Dissolution in California

To file for a divorce or dissolution, you need to speak to a skilled Orange County divorce attorney to understand that California is a no fault state, and what this means. One of the first questions many divorce attorneys get in California is usually, “What are the grounds for divorce?” The first thing those seeking…

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Stepparent Adoptions in California Are Relatively Straightforward

Adopting in California is not terribly difficult, but the best advice anyone can be given is to discuss the matter with an experienced Orange County family attorney. Adopting a stepchild in California may be a relatively simple process, although as with many things dealing with the law, each case is different. There are generally exceptions…

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