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What Happens To Maintenance If Your Ex Dies?

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Throughout the process of divorce, many logistics need to be settled, sorted and agreed upon. These items can range from asset allocation, property distribution, and possibly child custody. Something to consider beyond this time is the financial support that one spouse may offer the other.

In traditional spousal support payouts, if the financial supporter passes away, the payments to the ex-spouse can sometimes also halt with the death.

Whether there is a legal obligation through court order alimony or (more...)

Co-Parenting During the Outbreak of COVID-19

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Note: There will be a one-time webinar Tuesday, March 24th, 2020 about co-parenting during the COVID-19 outbreak presented by licensed divorce attorney and parent coordinator Shaunis Mercer. You may register for the webinar here.
Co-parenting can be challenging under the best of circumstances. We are hearing from our clients about new challenges that are coming up in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want you to know that you are not alone. Here are some useful tips as you (more...)

What is Conscious Uncoupling? And Can it Help My Divorce?

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Popularized due to its use by Hollywood celebrities, the term “conscious uncoupling” at its core involves two spouses or partners looking to separate with the least amount of damage possible; the focus is on a respectful way to end a relationship. Instead of the contentious child custody negotiations that might typically ensue, spouses who “consciously uncouple” seek to turn down the heat in a spirit of cohesion and co-parenting. It’s important to note (more...)

What if I Want to Stop My Divorce? Your Guide to Voluntary Dismissal

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In most relationships, divorce is an extreme measure used only when no other solution has worked. Deciding to pursue divorce is a heavy decision, and one that may seem irreversible. However, the divorce process is designed in a way that allows you to cancel your divorce petition should you have a change of heart. There are many reasons you might be having second thoughts. Perhaps you and your spouse have made substantial progress on problem areas in the relationship (more...)

Top 10 DIY online divorce companies

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Getting a traditional divorce — you know, with lots of lawyers and fighting — can be incredibly time consuming and expensive. Filing yourself, online, amiably, can save money, time, conflict, heartache and drama. Think about the traditional divorce route, with attorneys: Not only do you have to pay an attorney, lawyer, mediator, and court fees, you…

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The Impact Divorce Can Have On Your Family And Mental Health

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If you’re going through a separation or divorce, you don’t need anyone to tell you that it can all get stressful.

The sleepless nights, the lack of appetite, and the worries about what’s best for the children tell you that.

You may put a brave face on to the world because that’s what you’re “meant to do” and it’s “best for the children”.

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How to Reach an Agreement in a Successful Mediation

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If you are in the midst of a divorce right now you may be considering mediation. Mediation is a common form of dispute resolution available as an alternative to the traditional court procedure. Think of mediation as an amicable negotiation with your spouse through the support of a third party referee. Mediation is quicker, cheaper, and more private than the regular divorce track, however it may not be for every couple. We have previously discussed the pros and cons (more...)

Filing For Divorce Without a Lawyer

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Many people go to family court without a lawyer.
A person who moves through his or her court case without an attorney is called a pro se filer. He or she is a self-represented litigant (SRL)
The number of self-represented litigants (“SRLs”) is often the highest in family cases—divorce or separation and custody issues – where the parties can negotiate the terms and conditions of the breakup without acrimony.
Pro se divorce filing works best (more...)

Alimony: Here’s What You Can Expect

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California and some other states offer legal separation and dissolution of marriage. For either, one person must file a petition in the court. If you have children and/or you need spousal support, you may apply to the court for temporary support only if you filed for divorce, legal separation, annulment of your marriage or if you have a protective order against your spouse. During the divorce trial, the court may revisit the temporary support orders. At (more...)

Why You Can’t Win A Divorce

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And what to expect along the way

Going through a divorce is stressful for everyone involved, including spouses and their children. Pop culture has ingrained the idea that one “wins” divorce, but it is so much more complicated than that.

Dealing with the legal process and financial obligations can be overwhelming, let alone the parenting aspect. Then there is the healing process and moving forward either living single or dating. All of this amounts to enormous stress, (more...)