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Sesame Street Talks About Divorce

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Talking about divorce with your kids For fathers of young children, broaching the topic of divorce is often one of the most daunting aspects of dissolving a marriage. Regardless of the age of your children, breaking the news that you are divorcing can be one of the most difficult conversations …

Divorce Insurance V. Prenuptial Agreement

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Life is filled with uncertainty and that uncertainty has been answered with insurance. Auto, home, life, even pet insurance are all readily available to protect and safeguard you, your family and your belongings —but what about protecting your marriage? SafeGuard Guaranty Corp, based in North Carolina began offering divorce insurance …

4 ways to improve your relationship with your kids

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The strength and depth of the relationship you have with your children can have far reaching benefits. An involved and engaged parent is one of the most important elements for raising happy and well adjusted children. As divorce attorneys we see firsthand how essential a close bond between parent and …

Text Messages as Evidence

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Divorce and text messages as evidence are in the news once again with the release of a smartphone app called CATE. CATE stands for Call and Text Eraser. The Android application is designed to block calls and texts to your phone during designated times, discretely hide numbers from your contact …

Holiday Help for Men

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Halloween has come and gone and while we are still reveling in our sugar hangovers it might seem a little early to be thinking about the coming holiday season. But for men that are going through divorce or have recently finalized their divorce, it is never too early to get …

Divorce Lessons from the Gridiron

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Football’s divorce lessons We recently came across an article on The Good Men Project that got us thinking. The article, written by Tim Brown, is titled “Life Lessons from Football” and draws some insightful analogies. A few of Brown’s observations stood out as excellent life advice, but also advice that …

Does Divorce Impact Children?

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Divorce is inherently contentious with both parties having different objectives.  However, there is one topic in divorce where even the most disagreeable couples find common ground: the impact of divorce on children. How does divorce impact children? The effects of divorce on children is often the first consideration of parents …

How Do You Get Divorced In CA?

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“How do I get divorced?” is a common question asked by men during consultations. Getting a divorce is a difficult decision; understanding the divorce process and what to expect can minimize some of the stress associated with the transition to being single. Process of Divorce in CA The dissolution of …

My Ex Won’t Sign the Divorce Papers

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An obstinate ex can cause a plethora of challenges during the divorce process, but what happens if  they refuse to sign the Marital Settlement Agreement? Refusing to sign the Marital Settlement Agreement occurs for a variety of reasons, but regardless of why one party refuses to sign the settlement agreement, …

Why does divorce take so long?

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The estimated time frame for a San Diego divorce is a topic we receive questions about almost daily. The amount of time between filing the initial paperwork and a finalized judgment can vary significantly. This variation makes calculating an accurate average divorce length difficult. Because every divorce is unique, there …

My Ex Uses Medical Marijuana

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This week San Diego child custody lawyer, Zephyr Hill, answers a question about medical marijuana, modifying child custody, and divorce law in California. The father’s question details how his ex-wife is using medical marijuana and asks if it is possible to change the custody agreement. The father asks: “My ex-wife …

Did My Wife File for Divorce?

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This week’s question comes from an email. The San Diego husband and father writes: My wife wants a divorce. Where online can I find out if she’s filed in our county? In some states, it would be impossible for you to find this information online. You would then have to …

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Kobe Bryant Divorce

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UPDATE: The sweeping new tax plan Congress passed at the end of 2017 will impact almost everyone. This includes changes to divorce settlements, specifically those involving spousal support. Beginning January 1, 2019, on new court orders that include spousal support provisions, the party paying spousal support will no longer be …