Blog Posts in August, 2013

  • Mediation: Avoiding Court during Your Divorce

    || 26-Aug-2013

    Many couples who are considering a divorce may be fearful of the whole court process, not just the time and extra efforts that are put into it, but also the fact that it can cause even greater tension. If you is you, you may not realize that your divorce doesn’t have to be a process of litigation, but rather can be one that consists of two peaceable individuals who desire to make this ...
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  • War of the Worlds: Avoiding the Battlefields of Divorce

    || 26-Aug-2013

    Television today often portrays divorce as this dramatic experience which involves a lot of screaming and arguing, often followed by throwing of objects in the home. Divorce is seen as being this terrifying experience in which families are tragically broken, children hurt, and parents leave one another feeling distraught and hopeless. While this may be the sad outcome for some families who are ...
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  • How a Visitation Diary can Help You

    || 19-Aug-2013

    If you are a custodial parent and your ex husband or wife has visitation rights, it could be very helpful for you to keep a visitation journal that documents these meetings. The children will be heavily influenced by the noncustodial parent, and you want to make sure that that influence is positive, not negative. Also, if your ex fails to comply with the court orders, you can bring this up in ...
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  • Is there such a thing as a simple divorce in California?

    || 16-Aug-2013

    Yes. A simple divorce does not have to be an oxymoron, and it is called a summary dissolution. This is only an option for marriages or domestic partnerships that lasted no more than 5 years, have no kids, and where there are not many assets or debts to split up. The five years also applies to situations where domestic partnerships turned into marriages later on. A summary dissolution could end ...
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  • Before School Starts...

    || 12-Aug-2013

    Before school starts for the year, you may want to do a little bit of research regarding the school where your children will be attending. If you are a non-custodial parent, you still have a right to understand where your children will be attending and what teachings they will be listening to. As well, if you are co-parenting but your ex chose the school and classes, you may wan to make sure that ...
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