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What Can Gwen Stefani Teach Us About Divorce Settlements?

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We look to celebrities for fashion inspiration, for movies, for music, for entertainment. They’re often trendsetters and influencers of culture. But should we also look to them for marital advice or for how to go approach divorce settlements? While their situations are often quite different from our own—even if gossip magazines are …

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Finding the Best Attorney

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When faced with divorce or custody issues it is normal to want to hire the best San Diego family law attorney. Family law cases are complicated, emotional, and the outcome will have a significant impact on your daily life so it makes sense to want the top San Diego divorce …

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10 Family Law Legal Terms

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Anytime you have an interaction with the legal system, you experience a crash course in family law legal terms and terminology. Maybe you’ve read a lot of John Grisham books, watched a lot of Law and Order or other legal dramas. Maybe you’re a little more familiar than the average …

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Credit Card Debt and Divorce

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People who get divorced have generally spent quite a bit of time thinking about it. Unfortunately, they usually aren’t thinking about the more granular details. How Does Divorce Affect Your Debt? The most important thing to remember about credit card debt and divorce is that credit card companies ARE NOT …

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Paternity in California

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What things should you know about paternity in California? Let’s Start With Maury Povich Did you know that Maury Povich used to be one of the most respected newsmen in the country? Seriously, look it up. He even brought respectability to one of the very first tabloid news shows that …

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Divorce and IVF

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It is common for long-time couples to discuss future plans such as marriage, home owning, and ultimately raising a family. These plans come with a lot of “what-ifs”— and the unknown can make taking big steps challenging. In particular, having children is one of the most significant decisions a couple …

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An Everyday Divorced Dad

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The upheaval and change that comes with divorce can make finding your bearings difficult. Changes in schedules, living situations, and finances often create uncertainty and stress as you try to navigate through the dissolution of a marriage. Doing the following three things everyday can help create structure and consistency for …

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Social Media as Evidence in Family Law Cases

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A moment of frustration can easily turn into a legal headache when social media is added to the mix. The combination of social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook and the ability to instantaneously post personal thoughts or frustrations can later cause a huge uproar with those it may …

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Back to School Tips

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School is back in session and kids are quickly getting into the swing of homework and extracurricular activities. The start of school presents a great opportunity for being more involved in your child’s daily activities and for building strong relationships with their teachers, coaches, and other people that will be …

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Common Child Support Mistakes

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Child support serves an important role in providing your child the necessary financial resources to sustain their well being—but calculating the accurate amount of support that is necessary isn’t infallible. Changing circumstances, income fluctuations, and the child’s needs all factor into how support should be computed. Being aware of common …

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Co-Parenting After Divorce

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Signing the divorce decree can feel like you have reached the finish line. The negotiating and bargaining is complete, assets and debts have been divided, and the logistics of the separation have been worked out. Finalizing the divorce provides closure, but for divorcing parents it is also the official matriculation …

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Step-Parenting and Blended Families

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Navigating stepfamilies can be challenging for everyone involved. Whether they are your children from a previous relationship, or they are your significant other’s, blending into a cohesive unit is no easy task. While the road to successful step-parenting can be difficult, the reward of forging strong and lasting relationships is …

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California Uncontested Divorce

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An uncontested divorce is the dissolution of a marriage where both parties agree to all the terms of the divorce.  An uncontested divorce is a bit of an all-or-nothing situation. You will only be able to proceed if both people agree to how property, assets, retirement, debt, etc. are to …