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  • Do I Need a Prenuptial Agreement?

    A prenuptial agreement is a document signed by both parties before they enter into a marriage. This document is meant to protect any assets, property, businesses, or other important items of value in the event of a divorce. Despite their extreme importance, prenuptial agreements are not considered as often as they should be, partly because people feel they are incredibly unromantic and ...
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  • Tips for an Easier Divorce

    Divorce is very rarely easy. Even if you and your future ex-spouse are both on the same page about ending your marriage, there are a number of emotional, financial, and personal challenges many people face while they are in the midst of this process. However, this doesn’t always have to be the case. In fact, there are a number of ways you can make your divorce easier, and our Granite Bay divorce ...
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  • Relocating After Divorce: What You Need to Know

    As a way to put their divorce behind them and make a fresh start somewhere new, many parents consider relocation following the end of a marriage. However, moving out of state with the kids is not that simple. In general, a parent who has a permanent order for sole physical custody —also known as primary physical custody—in California can move away with the children, unless the other parent can ...
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  • How Do I Get My Marriage Annulled?

    In California, a court-approved annulment invalidates a marriage as if it never existed in the first place, while a divorce ends an existing, valid marriage. Keep in mind, state law does not impose a minimum or maximum duration for the marriage to determine eligibility for annulment. There are a number of possible grounds—or reasons—that a judge might grant a request to annul a marriage, ...
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  • What Not to Do in Divorce

    When you decide to end your marriage, you will receive advice and guidance from nearly everyone--regardless if they, too, are divorced. A lot of the advice you receive will be beneficial to you, but a lot of it may be the wrong thing to hear. Making a mistake in the divorce process is to be avoided as much as possible, which includes avoiding some behaviors you otherwise considered to be perfectly ...
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  • What Constitutes Domestic Violence in the State of California?

    Unfortunately quite common across countless households in the nation, domestic violence is a frightening and dangerous situation for anyone to be in. The state of California defines domestic violence as abuse, or threats of abuse, within an intimate relationship. These intimate relationships are defined as those between married or domestic partners, 2 people who are dating or share a child ...
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  • Mediation vs. Litigation: Which Is Right for You?

    If you are about to embark on a divorce, you might be wondering how to go about executing this process. The fact is that no two circumstances are alike and, therefore, different approaches are necessary for different couples. Many divorcing spouses are actually able to settle their divorces out of court, without ever needing to go through litigation, but that does not mean it is appropriate for ...
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  • Three Things You Didn't Know About Domestic Partnerships

    Domestic partnerships are something many individuals are often unclear about and, surprisingly, many begin one without knowing much about it. If you are in a similar situation, take some time to review our list of important facts regarding domestic partnerships to better understand it. Here are three facts about domestic partnerships you might not know: Sharing benefits: Domestic partnerships are ...
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  • Risks of Online Dating Services

    Online dating has fundamentally changed the practice. In some ways the change has been good: you don’t have to spend days, months, or even years trying to find someone you consider worth going on a date with when you can just review profiles and find someone who fits your liking quickly. That being said, it’s also changed things for the worse as well, as there are now an abundance of risks in ...
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  • Five Benefits of Divorce Mediation

    Divorce is never an easy process, it also doesn’t have to be the immensely stressful and contentious process that most people make it out to be. There are plenty of alternatives out there that could help you navigate the divorce process, but many people refuse to try them thinking they’re just a waste of time and money. Here are some of the benefits you could receive from making a genuine effort ...
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  • Will Remarriage Affect My Divorce?

    Just because your divorce is finalized does not mean the divorce decree is set in stone. In fact, it is common for one to request the court for modifications if circumstances change for either party. If you or your former spouse were to remarry, for example, this could impact spousal support, which is also known as alimony. If you have concerns regarding any changes you might face if you or your ...
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  • Who Gets Pet Custody in a Divorce?

    If you and your soon-to-be former spouse share a pet, you might be in for a bit of a hurdle. Unlike children, battling over the family pet is often considered to be a matter of ownership rather than custody. However, in California, the state has the California Family Code Section 6320, which protects domestic animals in cases where it is believed that one party might harm the pet. As such, if ...
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  • How Are Retirement Assets Divided in Divorce?

    When spouses decide to move forward with the divorce process, it is not only a hugely emotional experience, but one that involves major financial challenges as they unlink their lives. Part of this includes the division of retirement accounts, which can be a complicated process in some cases. Whatever your circumstances might be, it would be wise to consult a skilled divorce attorney to make sure ...
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  • Should You Date While Your Divorce is Pending?

    Now that your marriage is over and you are in the process of getting a divorce, you might want to explore the dating scene to embark on this new chapter in your life. However, dating before your divorce is officially finalized might impact the outcome of your case. Before you start dating again, consider the consequences you might face from doing so and what it might cost you. Read on to learn ...
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  • Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

    For divorced parents, learning how to effectively co-parent together can sometimes seem like an insurmountable task, especially if you have a highly contentious relationship or unresolved anger. It is important to remember that, though you might have issues with one another that might never find closure, you both have a mutual interest in supporting the well-being and happiness of your children. ...
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