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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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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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Separations Don’t Always End in Divorce

It’s true; separations don’t necessarily end in a divorce. Each case is different and this is why you need the wise advice of an experienced Orange County divorce attorney. Generally speaking, a great number of people who are considering filing for divorce will opt to try a period of trial separation. While this may work,…

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Annulling a Marriage May Be the Best Choice in Orange County Cases

There are certain circumstances where it is best to annul a marriage. This is a situation that needs to be discussed with an Orange County divorce attorney. Many people have heard the term annulment but aren’t sure precisely what it means when dealing with a marriage. Simply put, an annulment cancels a marriage, making it…

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The Headaches of Divorce

It’s difficult enough facing a marriage breakup and then finding out your state may have different rules for divorce. Speak with an Orange County divorce attorney to know by what laws your state abides. It’s a complex world when it comes to divorcing. It’s difficult emotionally and financially and if children are involved, it’s even…

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What to Know About Orange County Stepparent Adoptions

Step parent adoptions are quite common these days and not as complex as many people think. The fact of the matter when it comes to step-parent adoptions is that they are a whole lot easier and faster than other forms of adoption. This is because many of the states tend to bypass the home-study requirements…

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To Prenup or Not to Prenup – That Is the Question

Considering a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage and feel it shows a lack of trust? On the contrary, it’s a smart move. These days, more and more Americans are opting to have a prenuptial agreement drafted prior to marriage. “Premarital agreements, also known as prenuptial agreements, are a smart move to protect your assets going…

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Mediation Mandatory in Child Custody Disputes in California

In any child custody dispute in California, mediation is mandatory per California Family Code 3170. Mediation is considered to be a form of alternative dispute resolution and it is this form of resolving differences of opinion that is used in California to settle child custody and visitation disputes. This lets the parents have the chance…

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Understanding California Community Property Law

The courts look at marriages like partnerships in the State of California, so when it comes to divorce, spouses are co-owners. If you live in California and are contemplating or about to actually file for a divorce, you need to be aware that California is a community property state, one of only nine like it…

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How Do I Get Temporary Orders For Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Spousal support, etc. In My California Divorce Case?

After the initial divorce paperwork has been filed with the court, either spouse may file for a “Request for Order” hearing with the court requesting a hearing to decide temporary orders for child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and other orders while the divorce is pending. Other orders can involve temporary use of marital…

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