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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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Lay Off Social Media During a Divorce

Gone are the days when one’s personal life was, well, personal. Thanks to the explosion of Facebook, Twitter, texting and other forms of social media, it is easy for folks to broadcast anything and everything about their lives — no matter how mundane — for all the world to read and see. However, anyone going…

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Divorce Mediation Helps to Create Fairer, More Amicable Dissolutions

A new book The Longevity Project sheds light on many interesting aspects of how to live a long life and those people who end up the healthiest and happiest. Amongst many other topics, it discusses marriage and divorce. Staying married just for the children is not a good idea when the home environment is clearly…

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Custodial Parents Need to Take Quick Action on Overdue California Child Support

There are more than 60,000 cases of past due child support in Orange County, which is equal to more than 50 percent of child support cases being overdue, according to the California Department of Child Support Services. Divorced parents should know that child support laws still apply even when one of the parents moves out…

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Proposed Legislation Would Eliminate Spousal Support for Convicted Sexual Felony Spouses

Current California divorce laws will grant spousal support to a husband or wife when there is a significant difference in income. Temporary spousal support can be granted to help during a transition, or if the marriage lasted longer than 10 years permanent spousal support can be established. Currently, one of the exceptions to this rule…

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Unhappy Spouses Need to be Aware of Apps and Social Media Use as a Marriage Unravels

Relationships are established much quicker in our hyper social media age. It used to be that relationships evolved over months but with technology – whether texting, social media, or email communication – everything happens at a rapid pace. For marriages that are on the rocks, a spouse can rekindle or find a new love and…

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Co-parenting Dynamics Should Be Reviewed to Ensure Kids Are at the Forefront

Co-parenting can be a daunting endeavor. For new divorcees, managing a full-time career, expenses, and kids’ schedules can stress even the most optimistic, upbeat person. In 2012, vow to focus on the kids and living a healthy lifestyle rather than hating the other co-parent. The fact stands that your ex does not live up to…

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California Child Custody Cases Redefining Who is the Parent

A recent California child custody case shows how the state is redefining who it deems a child’s parent. Typically, the courts have given custody to a child’s biological or adoptive parents. But since 2002, groundbreaking child custody cases have looked at who the child considers the parent and who is carrying out the parenting duties….

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Resolve to Divorce Amicably in 2012 and Try Mediation

In the New Year, couples who are getting divorced and can amicably do so can utilize mediation to make the dissolution process far less contentious. This process is far more attractive than a long, drawn-out courtroom battle. Mediation not only cuts out unneeded stress, but it saves money and time. For many, it is more…

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Parenthood Rises Even as Marriage Decreases for the Millennial Generation

The concepts of marriage and parenthood are vastly changing as the Millennial Generation comes of age. The Pew Research Center published a report earlier in the year showing that Millennials – people born between 1977 and 1998 – want parenthood over marriage. The survey showed 52 percent believe that being a good parent is one…

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A Cheating Spouse Can Be Caught By Bank and Credit Card Charges

The process of realizing your married life is over can be a difficult one. Especially for those that have a hunch that their spouse is cheating on them, you want to prove that in fact your husband or wife is seeing another person. Beyond hiring a private detective or lurking in the shadows, there are…

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