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Lawyer-Led Negotiation

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The question of whether you need an attorney to handle your divorce is one that was not commonly asked a couple of decades ago. But times have changed, and today it is not uncommon for people to get divorced without any assistance from an attorney. Others are using attorneys in new ways, as the availability of alternative and complementary services increases. Law firms are restructuring in order to meet client needs, and many offer one-stop shopping, including financial planning, (more...)

Life after Divorce

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When the Fight Continues
For many of our clients, receipt of the divorce decree closes the door on an unpleasant chapter in their lives. But for many others, the disputes and disagreements continue for years to come. If there are children involved, particularly, you need to recognize that you will, of necessity, be involved in some sort of relationship with your ex for the foreseeable future. With that involvement can come the potential for prolonged conflict, or the potential (more...)

Why Permanent Alimony is Favored by Many People

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Although alimony, which is also referred to as spousal support, is regarded by some as a dirty word, there are still many people who favor it. But there are several states that have rewritten their divorce laws so that permanent alimony can be scrapped.
For several decades in the past, it was usual that after a man and a woman got married, the wife stayed at home and took care of the family to help promote the career of (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...)

How To Get Your Ex Out Of Your Mind

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As you navigate your divorce, a pervasive struggle is learning to get your ex out of your mind. Whether it is because of anger, heartache, jealously, or sadness, the emotions surrounding the person we were married to have a way of making it hard to move forward.
Those emotions can creep up on you when you least expect it, especially when the split wasn’t exactly amicable.
So, the next time you start thinking about your ex&(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.
Needed (more...)

Modifying Spousal Support Orders

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There can be a number of reasons why both the domestic partners and spouses may require changing order post judgment.  In case this situation arises, you must show that there have been a change in the circumstances after the partner or spousal support was delivered. It means that something of significance have changed from the time the partner or spousal support order was delivered.
There could be a number of reasons as to why a support order should (more...)

Legal Separation Agreement Have These Financial Benefits

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Are you having problems in your marriage and considering separating legally from your spouse? If it is so then you should ask your attorney to prepare a document for legal separation where both you and your spouse should sign to make it effective. But, it is important to note that legal separation is not recognized in all the states. The process will be smooth in those States that recognize it. If you are residing in a state that does (more...)

5 Post-Divorce Disputes You Could Resolve With Mediation

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Guest post by John Butler
The decree is final and the divorced couple breathes a sigh of relief. They believe the issues are settled, the divorce is official and they are ready to get on with their lives. Then months or even years later, they are often taken aback to discover that new issues arise; unexpected circumstances bring new potential for conflict. Couples who initially hired attorneys and went to court during their divorce dread the cost, time and (more...)

Responding to Divorce or Legal Separation Papers

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Anyone of the spouses in marriage or as a partner in registered domestic partnership has the right to request the court to terminate their legal relationship. Your domestic partner or spouse has requested the court to end the relationship in case you received a summons and petition for legal separation or dissolution (divorce). In Orange County, CA, the court has the power to end domestic partnership or marriage even if the other partner is unwilling to be legally separated (more...)