Divorce Capital Of California

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Everyone knows Sacramento is the capital of California. The one with the cool buildings, the governor, and all that. But there are other, less official capitals as well. For instance, Stockton is the “Asparagus Capital of the World,” San Jose touts itself as the “Capital of Silicon Valley,” and Pearsonville has been dubbed the “Hubcap Capital of the World.” Who knew? Except, probably the good residents of Pearsonville, all 17—yes, 17—of them. California also has …

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Bitcoin And Divorce

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If you’ve paid attention to the news lately, you’ve noticed bitcoin all over the place. The cryptocurrency has become a hot topic as it’s increased in both popularity and value. Rapper 50 Cent recently revealed he accidentally made millions of dollars by taking it as payment for a record only to watch it skyrocket in price. It’s also become a frequent point of contention in divorce. For those of you not familiar with the term, …

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Moore Marsden, Shared Homes, And Divorce

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For most people, a house is the biggest purchase they make in their lifetime. But it’s also so much more than a simple possession; it’s a home, a safe haven, the place you feel most comfortable, the place your children grow up. Because of the high-dollar value, it often forms a key piece of divorce settlements. Mortgages, home loans, interest, and all the other associated expenses also make it an incredibly difficult asset to deal …

How The New Tax Plan Changes Divorce

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The massive new tax plan Congress passed late last year is going to have wide-reaching impact. Rates are set to change, new cuts take effect, and you may even be able to deduct your private jet. In short, sweeping transformations are in store. Its fingers will reach into all aspects of life, including divorce. The new tax plan will have a variety of lasting consequences, and one area that will feel this is spousal support. …

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Are Fathers More Important Than Mothers?

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It’s long been the belief that mothers have the upper hand over fathers when it comes to child custody cases, after a divorce or otherwise. Whether or not there’s any truth to this remains a topic of much debate. By and large, laws are written, especially recently, so that neither the mother or father has an inherent advantage. It doesn’t always play out that way in reality, but on paper at least, it’s a level …

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5 San Diego Family Holiday Events

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We’re not holding our breath for a white Christmas in San Diego this year. You have to trek to the mountains if you’re after that. But that doesn’t mean we can’t get into the holiday spirit. Too often, we find ourselves mired in stress and perpetual motion this time of year. After all, we have shopping to do, festivities to arrange, and the kids being out of school for two weeks complicates things further. But …

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How Video Games Impact Divorce

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For millions of people, across age groups, video games provide a key way to kill time and decompress from the pressures and hardships of daily life. But what happens when it crosses a line, when escape becomes addiction? Like any obsession, it carries a high cost. And as you may imagine, video game addiction has a substantial impact on a marriage. One study notes that this plays a role in an increasingly large number of …

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Thanksgiving Survival For Divorced Dads

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Thanksgiving is upon us. Though it’s traditionally full of family, friends, and other loved ones, this time of year is often tough for newly divorced dads. You may feel alone, especially if you don’t have your kids for the holiday. But there are ways to cope and survive what can be a difficult time. Most custody arrangements split major holidays between the parents. Part of establishing the parenting plan during divorce usually involves hashing this …

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Fascinating Remarriage Statistics

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Divorce is a common occurrence. According to the predominant wisdom, roughly half of all marriages eventually end in divorce. The average age for a first divorce is also younger than you might think, only 30. It makes sense that those who divorce at such a young age might give it another go down the road. And because of that, an increasing number of marriages involve people getting remarried. According to a recent report from the …

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Can Science Predict Divorce?

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Many factors contribute to divorce. By the time you get to the point where you consider ending your marriage, you likely notice all kinds of problems. Sometimes we see friends, family members, and acquaintances heading for a metaphorical cliff even when they can’t. But is it possible to predict divorce ahead of time? The answer is probably not. There are, however, certain factors that indicate one union is less likely to find success than another. …

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10 Great Halloween Horror Movies For The Family

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It’s the spookiest time of the year. The leaves have changed, the nights grow longer, and Halloween lurks right around the corner. There’s always been something about this season that leads people to marathon horror movies. Maybe it’s the general darkness, that the weather’s bad so staying inside makes more sense, or it’s just fun to sit through cinematic scares. It’s also a game the whole family can play. With that in mind, here are …

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Alcohol Abuse And Divorce Rates

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Divorce is an emotional, tumultuous time, even in the best situations. It can lead to despair and depression. After divorce, people often engage in a variety of unhealthy, potentially risky behaviors. Alcohol abuse frequently plays into this. Increased drinking has long been associated with ending marriages. In many cases, alcohol abuse has been cited as a cause of divorce. However, a new study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry draws a distinct link between divorce …

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Fighting False Abuse Allegations

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When most people think about divorce, they imagine heated exchanges, arguments, and conflict. It’s a volatile time. Spouses often have more than their share of bitterness and anger, and mudslinging is common. Some claims are legitimate, others not so much. Unfounded abuse allegations rank among the most nefarious of these. Unfortunately, these often have a negative impact in divorce cases. Such implications make frequent appearances in the headlines of tabloid gossip magazines. They surface in …

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Grandparents’ Custody And Visitation Rights

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With blended families, step-siblings, adoption, same-sex couples, extended clans, and more, the notion of family means different things to different people. In most cases, parents play the largest role in raising children, but not always. Depending on the circumstances, grandparents may find themselves in the traditional parental role. This begs the question: what visitation and child custody rights do grandparents have in California? There are many reasons why grandparents play a large role in child-rearing. …

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Privacy During Divorce

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We see it all the time in the media. Magazines, TV shows, and websites have made a cottage industry sharing the salacious details of celebrity splits. It’s a tabloid staple; the public can’t get enough. While you may not be rich and famous, it brings up questions about protecting privacy during divorce and beyond. Former Spice Girl and current America’s Got Talent judge, Mel B., is in the process of divorcing her husband, Stephen Belafonte. …