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Emotional Divorce Can Often Occur Before The Actual Divorce

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
Emotional divorce can occur when partners become emotionally separated from the marriage. There are some spouses who get emotionally separated even before their divorce.
There are other people for whom the process starts after the divorce comes through. Most of the times, a divorce is one-sided. Typically when a spouse has separated from the marriage at an emotional level, they want a divorcé. There are some spouses who are known to struggle for (more...)

Factors Considered In Granting Grandparent Custody & Visitation Rights

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
The laws for visitation rights of the grandparents may vary from state to state. Over the years, decisions taken by the courts have undergone a lot of changes. Thus, each state has a different set of laws and rules.
Grandparents are only awarded visitation rights when specific conditions laid down by the court are adhered to. Conditions to get custody rights for the grandparents may vary from that of visitation rights. As grandparents, you (more...)

Understanding The California Domestic Partnership Law

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
The California Domestic Partnership Law was cemented by Assembly Bill 2015. The bill states that registered domestic partners will have equal rights, benefits and protections like spouses. They will also be subjected to same responsibilities, duties and obligations under the California state law, independent of these deriving from statutes, court rules and administrative positions or other law sources or provisions. Such protections will be applied from the date the couple registers themselves as domestic (more...)

Tips for Single Divorced Moms

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
Are you a single divorced mom? There is a high possibility of dealing with the process of healing your pain as a result of your murky divorce. Moreover, you also had to take up the added responsibility of taking care of your children mostly not only that, you need to arrange for meals for your family, deal with your former husband who could be irrational at times and have a roof over the head (more...)

3 Tips on Effective Co-Parenting After Divorce

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
It is not easy to be a co-parent, especially after you have split from your spouse and your relationship with your former partner is strained. You may have apprehensions about the parenting abilities of your ex-spouse, worried about your child support or stressed about some issues. You could also be tired of the ongoing conflict and feel that all that animosity between you and ex-partner will never disappear.
However, when you co-parent in an (more...)

Honey, I Shrunk The 401K

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When Lance and Cynthia Baldwin talked to their attorneys about a divorce after seven years of marriage, the first question each lawyer asked was not, “Who will get custody of the children,” it was “What will you do about the 401(k)?”
In a situation which occurs often but is not understood well, a lifetime of socking away money can be determined by what you signed years ago when beneficiaries were designated. If the document (more...)

Name 4,000 Things We Don’t Have In Common

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“I’m never getting married again,” said a thrice-divorced man to his friend. “I’m just going to find a woman I hate and buy her house.”
The man’s idea of shortening the gap between finding “Mrs. Right” and divorce court is becoming truer in America each day. With over 50% of couples splitting up, it may be wiser and cost-effective.
The New York Times recently listed “The (more...)

It’s December and You Haven’t Told Anyone, Yet

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It’s December and You Haven’t Told Anyone, Yet – Burns Mediation

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It’s December and You Haven’t Told Anyone, Yet

{4:24 minutes to read} The timing of a separation is something to which many couples give a lot (more...)

Cohabitating Instead of Getting Married? Get an Agreement First! Part 2

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Cohabitating Instead of Getting Married? Get an Agreement First! Part 2 – Burns Mediation

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Cohabitating Instead of Getting Married? Get an Agreement First! Part 2

{3:18 minutes to read} In Part 1 of this series, I proposed that an unmarried couple enters (more...)

Interviews With Divorce Professionals, Life Coaches, Mediators & More

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