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January is Divorce Month

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“Divorce Month.” What is it about January that brings the number of divorce filings lurching upward? Is it the letdown after all that holiday fun? The gloomy skies overhead? The realization that your forever love cannot seem to pick out just the right gift? The idea of starting another year with that person at… Read More »

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Can the Holidays Trigger a Divorce?

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Ah, the holidays—the happiest time of the year! There is caroling and lights, stockings and goodies—and good cheer to all, right? For many of us, the idyllic vision of holiday cheer is smack dab up against heavy traffic, long lines in stores, pressure from relatives, and unmet expectations. In other words, it can be… Read More »

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When Text Messages Support Your Claims of Domestic Violence

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If you are going through a difficult divorce and believe there is text message evidence of your spouse’s violent predilections locked away in cell phone messages, can you use those messages to bolster your case in divorce court? Obviously, if you have those messages on your own phone, they are admissible to you to… Read More »

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AB 218 Child Sexual Abuse Survivor Story

AB 218 and a Survivor’s Story

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California Governor Gavin Newson signed Assembly Bill 218 (AB 218). This action was welcomed by all childhood sexual abuse victims and advocates throughout California. AB 218 creates an opportunity for all California sexual abuse survivors to be heard and have their claims decided within the California courts. AB 218 expands the current statute of… Read More »

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Transgender Parents Fighting for Parental Rights in Divorce

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For transgender parents who have either come out or transitioned after having a child, divorce can lead to bitter emotions in a former spouse. Those feelings, along with fears and stigmas, might also result in major efforts to restrict custody and/or visitation of a couple’s children. Unfortunately, transgender people are often challenged as unfit… Read More »

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California Child Support Order Modification

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Can a California child support order be changed? If you have been divorced for a while, there is every possibility that circumstances have changed for you, your ex, or both of you. When dramatic changes occur, can corresponding changes be made to support orders? The short answer is yes. Significant Earnings Changes and Child… Read More »

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noteworthy divorce settlements

Noteworthy Divorce Settlements of the Rich and Famous

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People from all walks of life find themselves sitting on opposite sides of divorce negotiations. When those people are rich and famous, these noteworthy divorce settlements can add up to a lot of assets and cash. Divorce Settlements of the Rich and Famous Some noteworthy divorce settlements. Obviously, the more there is to begin… Read More »

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The Case for Establishing Legal Paternity

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How do I go about establishing legal paternity? If your relationship is on the rocks, but you are unmarried, splitting up can be relatively uncomplicated from a legal standpoint. If there are children involved, however, the complication quotient ticks up considerably. What rights and responsibilities will now exist with regard to the children? Should… Read More »

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legal separation vs divorce

Legal Separation vs Divorce: Which is Best for You?

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Legal Separation vs Divorce – what is the difference, and why opt for one over the other? If you know the love is dead, is there any reason to stay legally bound to your partner? The answer may surprise you. Understanding Legal Separation Many couples do not jump right to legal separation or divorce,… Read More »

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Full FInancial Disclosure

Full Financial Disclosure in a California Divorce

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Do I have to make a full financial disclosure of all my financial information to my spouse during our divorce? The short answer is, YES! California Family Code Section 721 makes this fact very clear. FC 721 provides in part: “…in transactions between themselves, spouses are subject to the general rules governing fiduciary relationships… Read More »

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