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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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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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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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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 …

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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 here. 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 Divorce …

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What is Legal Separation in CA?

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There is a pervasive misconception that a legal separation is the first step in getting divorced. While legal separation can be part of the divorce process, it is not a requirement for dissolving a marriage. What Is A Legal Separation? A legal separation is a formal and legally binding agreement …

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Should I Mediate?

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Men researching options for ending their marriages are often overwhelmed by what can seem like a confusing game of terminology. Divorce, legal separation, mediation, and collaborative divorce are a few of the most common terms used to describe some of the different paths to ending a marriage. What Is Mediation? …

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What Are Grounds For Divorce In California?

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If you are considering divorce, you may be wondering, “what are grounds for divorce in California?” What Is A No-Fault Divorce? California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that neither party is required to show that wrongdoing was committed. No-fault divorce allows couples to dissolve their marriage without the …

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Common Divorce Questions

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Divorce is ripe with uncertainty about what is going to happen and how assets will be divided. How long will my divorce take? The short answer to this question: more than six months. A California divorce will take longer than six months due to the mandatory waiting period. Six months …

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Should I Get Divorced?

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Is my marriage over? Deciding to divorce can be a heart-wrenching process.  Determining if divorce is the best path or if the marriage is salvageable is a difficult road to travel. Men contemplating dissolving their marriage often have more questions than answers. Struggling to do the right thing, they feel …

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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 …