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How To Create An Amicable Relationship With Your Ex After A Divorce

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It is no hidden fact that divorces happen because the relationship that was once pure and strong between two individuals becomes bad. And it’s also true that individuals who get divorced don’t like keeping in touch with their ex unless a child or business is involved. But it’s also true that some people maintain an amicable relationship with their ex-spouse. So how do they do it? Here are some ways how.
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How Long Should Single Mothers Wait Before They Start Dating Again?

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Getting back on track after a divorce is no easy task. After going through emotional upheavals, restoring back the spark which you once had during your marriage or before it can take time. One of the things that must have crossed your mind after a divorce is “should I date again?”. Well you should if you feel like it but like everything else there is a proper time. But it really depends upon you.
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Age Appropriate Parenting Plans

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{3:30 minutes to read} At the 2017 Annual Conference for the New York State Council on Divorce Mediation, I heard from someone who has studied custody arrangements and determined what works best for children when their parents are no longer living together. According to University of Virginia Professor Robert E. Emery, Ph.D. who has either conducted [...]

What Are The Best Ways To Document Mediated Agreements?

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Guest post by John Butler
The mediation is a success! The conflict is resolved and agreements have been made. So now what? How will these agreements be memorialized or enforced? There is more than one correct answer and the method depends on the concerns of the parties. Here are the most common scenarios:
Memorandum of Understanding
A memorandum (memo) of understanding is a shorthand summary of a firm agreement arrived at through mediation. The memo is drafted during the (more...)

How To Take Your Emotions Out Of Your Divorce Negotiations

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Divorce professionals will tell you that it’s best to approach your settlement discussions as a business discussion but how do you take your emotions out of your divorce negotiations?
First, let’s briefly review why these discussions need to be more about business than emotions:
the legal system is not set up to resolve disagreements based on moral arguments. The judges are bound by statutes and case law and these likely will not provide resolution (more...)

Is Your Divorce Costing YOU a Fortune?

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Lisa and her team hope all you Dads out there had a very happy Father’s Day! With this being the first Father’s Day for and her children since the death of her cherished husband, Ron, she carries even more empathy now for those who are separated from their parents or children; and the incredible worth of a Dad in a child’s life.
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How To Withdraw Divorce Filings And Cancel Your Case

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It is not uncommon for parties to a divorce or termination of domestic partnership to subsequently reconcile before their case is done.  In that event, you would need to file a “Request for Dismissal” with the court (California Judicial Council Form CIV-110). This will dismiss the case, if the legal separation or divorce is not finalized.  Remember that if you later wish to proceed down this path of reconciliation and then later you change your (more...)

The One Day Divorce Program In California

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Protracted divorce proceedings may soon be another footnote in legal history. James Mize, a Judge in Sacramento has created a program which makes it easy and swift to divorce in a day. The newly launched program is made to cater to individuals who are unable to afford a proper divorce lawyer. According to Mize, the program pulls in folks who languish at the bottom and who have no help and does not have any kind of representative assistance.
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What Happens If You Fail To Disclose All Your Assets In A Divorce?

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While you might find it tempting to conceal a certain part of your assets from your divorcing spouse, it is not really a good idea when it comes to legal implications of the same. Similarly, if in case you suspect that your partner is not providing complete disclosure of his or her assets for the purpose of distribution in a divorce, you must understand that the state laws of California stipulate stringent legal actions against such an act. When (more...)

Division of Pension Plans In A Divorce

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Pension plans are usually divided in one of only two ways: “cash out” or by Qualified Domestic Relations orders (QDROs).  The latter is the most common way through which pension plans get handled. Under this scheme, it is ordered by the court that at the time of retirement of the employed spouse, the other one will be the recipient of a percentage of every pension check. This percentage is arrived at by dividing years when the (more...)