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  • How to Prepare for a Contested Divorce

    Divorce is one of the hardest decisions any married person will have to face. This decision can be complicated by a wide range of factors, from mental health issues to the custody of any children you and your spouse might have together. In some cases, these complications can lead to a contested divorce. This simply means that your spouse disagrees with one or more terms of the arrangement. ...
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  • 5 Back-to-School Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

    It’s already that time: back-to-school season is in full swing! For divorced/separated/unwed parents, this means a whole lot more than making sure the necessary school supplies are purchased and the first-day outfit is picked out. It also means preparing for a lot of co-parenting. Make sure you and your kids are prepped for success this upcoming school year by following these 5 back-to-school ...
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  • Modifying a Child Support Order After a Job Change

    A new job doesn’t necessarily mean a new child support order, even if the job change resulted in a lower pay check. In fact, modifying an existing order can be quite difficult without the proper knowledge and the right legal support on your side. Here’s what you need to know: Petitioning the Court to Change a Child Support Order Although your child support payments will not automatically be ...
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  • FAQ: Spousal Support

    Below, we answer some of the most common questions our clients ask us about spousal support . Question: What is spousal support? A: Spousal support, also known as alimony, is financial support that one spouse has to pay to the other spouse after their marriage has legally ended. Temporary alimony, also known as pendente lite alimony, can be granted while a divorce is still being negotiated. When ...
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  • Do I Really Need a Postnuptial Agreement?

    Have you ever spent hours talking to a friend or relative about their marriage issues? Doesn’t it seem strange that some couples can talk to anyone but their partner when their marriage is having difficulties? When couples like these do manage to communicate with each other, it often turns into a shouting match. While couples can try to work through their issues with a marriage counselor, it’s not ...
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  • Dealing With Debt After Your Divorce

    Spouses who are getting a divorce are confronted with a number of issues that must be resolved before they can move on with their lives. While many couples argue over how their property and valuable assets will be divided, it is often their shared debts that end up causing the most problems. In this blog, we talk about what happens to your debts when you get divorced. Splitting Up Debt As part of ...
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  • What Is the Best & Worst Times to Get Divorced?

    If you are thinking about divorcing from your spouse, most experts say that timing is everything. With roughly half of all marriages ending in divorce, and divorce rates continuing to increase, it is important to know when it’s the right time to separate from your spouse, especially if you own a business or have other valuable assets. In this blog, we talk about the best and worst times to get a ...
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  • Don’t Vent to Others, It Might Affect Your Divorce

    Most of us have been in a situation where we want to share an incredibly frustrating experience with another person. A lot of people use “venting” as a tool to let off some steam, hopefully making them feel better about what they are upset about. However, venting might not be as therapeutic as we assume, and can actually make us more aggressive towards the person or situation we are angry about. ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tips for a More Cost-Effective Divorce

    Everyone knows divorce can burn a hole in your pocket. Though necessary, many people fear getting a divorce because they don’t want to siphon their money into something that may drag on for ages, with no end in sight. However, despite the common misconception, there are other viable options for a more cost-effective divorce, and our Rocklin divorce lawyers can best advise you on which course of ...
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  • Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets in Your Divorce Case?

    If you and your spouse are facing the possibility of divorce, it is essential you remain aware and vigilant about your shared finances. While you may not expect it from your spouse, many people become vengeful at the end of a marriage and attempt to hide assets in a divorce case because they don’t want their ex-spouse to have access to anything now that the relationship is over. Many people make ...
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  • Telling Your Children About Divorce

    Once you make the decision to move forward with your divorce, you will have to inform your children of this major life change, which might very well be the most difficult conversation you will ever experience. Your children might have already sensed the tension, overheard some of your fights, but actually breaking the news to them is an entirely different thing and you must be prepared for the ...
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  • Tips for Dads Fighting for Child Custody

    In the past, it was generally expected for a mother to win custody of the children, putting fathers at a disadvantage in this area. This is certainly no longer the case. However, while courts generally put the best interests of children first, setting aside any preferences for a particular parent, it is still not always easy for fathers to win, especially if the mother is also filing for custody. ...
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