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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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Dealing With Divorce and Depression

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Guest post by Andrew Lawes I remember when I found out my marriage was over. It sent me into a downward spiral; a drink-and-drug-fueled period of bad memories and even worse situations. I didn’t care – the pain inside me was too raw, too visceral to cope with. Blacking out …

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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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6 Divorce Trends

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1. The divorce rate is declining It is hard to discuss divorce without the often-cited statistic of ’50 percent of all marriages ends in divorce’ being mentioned. A look at statistical data from the CDC reveals that divorce rates for Americans are decreasing. It is important to note that marriage …

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Divorce and Dividing a Professional Degree

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She gets what? Dividing a professional degree in divorce When the time comes to divide marital property it is safe to assume that everything acquired during the marriage will be divided.  While tangible assets like the house, cars, and savings accounts don’t come as a surprise, it can be a shock …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …