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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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Legal Counsel Needed in Divorces After 20 or More Years of Togetherness

An increase in marriages ending after 20 to 40 years is making news headlines and being dubbed “gray divorce”. Many psychologists are attributing divorces after long-term marriages to the kids leaving home for college or life on their own, and a spouse who has felt trapped or unhappy finally has the drive to begin a…

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Stepparent Adoptions Increasing with Thousands of Stepfamilies Forming Every Day

 Stepfamilies are a huge part of American society, yet the mainstream media rarely mentions the unique needs of both parents and children when they are assimilating into one family. The U.S. Census Bureau reports 1300 new stepfamilies are forming every day and more than 50 percent of families are remarried or recoupled with kids less…

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High Levels of Domestic Violence and Divorce in California Prompt Legal Action

Sadly, one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. Each year, 1.3 million women will be victims of physical assault, according to the Alternatives to Domestic Violence organization in Riverside, Calif. California’s domestic violence shelters had more hotline calls in 2010, with an average of 5,261 individuals needing their services and support….

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Family Law Attorney Details the Mediation Process For a Divorce

During the hectic and most times tumultuous process of divorce, it is advisable that most couples should attempt to go to a mediator to at least see if everyone can come to terms with an agreement on their own without having to have the court settle things for them. Not only are divorcing people seeking…

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Child Custody is Decided Through Several Methods

Before understanding how child custody is decided, it is important to know the types of child custody there are. Types of custody include the following: Legal Custody Sole Custody Physical Custody Joint Custody Legal custody means a parent has the right to make decisions on the how to bring up the child In sole custody,…

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People Face Five Major Psychological Stages During a Divorce

Going through a divorce and ending an intimate relationship is quite possibly one of the hardest things to endure. Not only that, but feeling the loss and separation along with the entire lifestyle change and financial struggles are added stressors that make it all so difficult at times. Not to mention, if you have children…

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Three Types of Divorce in the State of California

The petitioner and the petitioner’s divorce lawyer start a divorce case by filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage. They would file it in the California Superior Court, initiating the petitioner’s divorce case. The petitioner requests the court dissolve the marriage as well as child custody, child support, property, debt and lawyer fee issues. How…

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How Spousal Addiction Affects Marriages and Leads to Divorce

There are many ways that addiction can affect a marriage. Drug, alcohol, pornography or gambling addiction can sabotage trust. Trust is the foundation of any good relationship. Addiction, in general, could lead to making poor choices, risky behaviors, diminished communication, lack of attention to personal and business affairs, and sometimes even extra-marital affairs. Once trust…

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Maggio Law Firm Weighs In To Say Dating During a Divorce May Be A Bad Idea

Should You Date in the Midst of a Divorce? One would think pursuing a relationship would not be a big deal during divorce proceedings since the marriage is being terminated anyway. People are tempted to seek or pursue relationships at this time because it fills a void and can offer some emotional support during the…

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How to Maintain a Unified Front with Your Former Spouse for Your Children

Staying amicable with an ex-spouse who probably put you through veritable hell is something that is probably inconceivable. In some instances, such as when domestic violence or other egregious circumstances are involved, it is understandable or even advisable to stay your distances. However, when children are involved, partners who were once bonded by marriage will,…

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