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How Much Does a Divorce Cost In CA?

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This is one of the most common questions we hear. Often people are frustrated when we answer, “That depends”, but it does. Unfortunately, divorce can be a complex issue with a plethora of factors that will drastically affect the cost—making it difficult to estimate the final expense. Average Cost of …

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Can A Divorce Get Me Fired?

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What we do outside of the office can have a big impact on our work. Even though we try not to, we often bring the weight of our home lives with us to the day job. It seems like weekly we hear about a person getting canned for using poor …

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Should I Mediate?

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Mediation is a tool many divorce couples use when ending their marriage. It’s not right in every case, but it may help you come to a beneficial agreement.

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“A House Divided: Divorce When You Work From Home”

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CALLER: “I’m getting ready to file for divorce, and one of the assets is the house. I can’t afford the house on my own because I’d basically be ‘house poor.’ He makes three times the salary of me, but I also operate a business out of my home. In the home, there’s a detached garage in which I have an event space that I use. So I have to close my business unfortunately if he forces me out of the home.”

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6 Divorce Trends

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Views on marriage and divorce reflect the surrounding society, which is in constant flux. With differing social mores come various divorce trends.

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“What If I Disagree With My Divorce Attorney?”

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In general, it’s a good idea to have representation during divorce. That said, it’s also important to trust your divorce attorney. But what happens if you don’t? What can you do if you disagree with your lawyer? Rick Jones, one of our founding partners, regularly appears on the Danny Bonaduce …

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“If we never married, what happens to the house?”

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CALLER: “I’ve been together with someone for 25 years. We were never married. We do own a house together and we are possibly breaking up, and I would like to have the house liquidated, but I have a feeling he’s going to get really nasty. I’m just wondering what my actions need to be either prior to this happening or what the outcome might be?”

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“My Ex Was Ordered to Sell Our House But Hasn’t, What Can I Do?”

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EMAIL QUESTION: “My divorce decree states that my ex-wife is required to list and sell the home we owned together but she continues to live in the house and shows no signs of intent to sell or of moving. What can I do to force the issue, or what can I get the courts to do? Do I need to file something with the courts? What do I need to do to prove she’s not abiding by this judgment?”