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What To Know About Dividing Antiques In A Divorce

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Other than your home, considerable joint property exists in valuable items present in your home. Similar to the appraisal of the real estate before your divorce, it is a good idea to appraise the personal property as well. This is as the total value of your personal property can add up to a large amount. Only after you determine the total value, can you decide upon a fair property division. An appraisal of personal property can assist to insure (more...)

Paying For Your Child’s Medical Care After Divorce

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In most cases, divorce means one parent generally provides child support. The payment is made to the other parent so that the child’s daily expenses are met, including food, cloth and housing. The problem is that courts cannot predict the future medical expenses of any child. It follows that the support amount every month for the child may not be sufficient to cover the future medical expenses of the child.
Covered medical expenses
Californian courts will take (more...)

Creating A Divorce Safety Plan In Case Of Domestic Abuse

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If you are in danger, call “911” immediately. You are solely responsible for keeping yourself and also your children away from any harm due to domestic violence. You must prepare a safety plan. A safety plan is a scheme which you can execute to keep yourself and your children safe from any kind of domestic violence. It is possible to ask for help to craft a safety plan. Assistance is generally provided free or you will be (more...)

Divorcing A Spouse Who Does Not Want The Divorce

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There could be a time when you want to end your marriage but your spouse does not want it to continue. It is possible to get a divorce in such a case. Do note that such a contested divorce can take a lot of time. It could also involve a number of complexities.
Trial needed
In this instance, a contested divorce, unlike a divorce where both spouses agree to terminate a marriage, usually needs you to attend trial before (more...)

What Can And Cannot Be Considered As Income For Child Support

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Divorce is always a difficult period for the couple going through the procedure. The proceedings, however, are much harder if there are children involved. Children below the age of 18 are involved in the unpleasant business of divorce despite their unwillingness. Divorce settlements often do not proceed smoothly especially when there are issues revolving around child support. Debates often arise when it comes to calculating the percentage of an individual’s income that goes into child support. Confusions (more...)

Pros and Cons of Cohabitation Versus Marriage in California

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The subject of whether marriage better or cohabitation warrants a lot of debate based on people’s personal experiences and beliefs. There are some who believe nothing can replace a marriage in a loving relationship, while others beg to differ and believe that cohabitation is equally amazing without the legality of marriage. We discuss some of the benefits and disadvantages of cohabitation over marriage.
Pros of cohabitation over marriage 
One of the most obvious benefits is that (more...)

The Price for Peace

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{3:00 minutes to read}  Often, people come to divorce mediation under an incredible amount of stress. They know that to feel better, they need to end their marriage, and having a long, drawn-out fight is only going to prolong the stress and anxiety that are negatively impacting their health. In divorce mediation, participants make informed [...]

The dynamics of the Stepmother.

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Dr. Jeanette Lofas talks about the dynamics of the stepmother.

I Do’s Across The World.

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If you haven’t noticed by now there was a surplus of weddings taking place this weekend, and the experts have quite a good idea as to why this is. As many of you know this  past Saturdays date was 08.18.18. For starters these numbers are  a palindrome. For many cultures the number eight has a very specific meaning. For some the number eight means new beginnings. In the Asian culture three (more...)

Relationship Gem Drops From Jada Pinkett Smith

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This weekend Jada Pinkett Smith took to Instagram to once again give us all a little bit of her valued relationship wisdom.
This week on what we like to call “Jada’s Jem’s,”Jada reminds us about mastering and being our best selves. She reminds us that although some of us have been victims of infidelity, she makes sure to let us know that it is not our fault. Jada encourages (more...)