Blog Posts in May, 2013

  • Domestic Violence and Child Custody

    || 31-May-2013

    Living in the fear of you or your children being harmed is no way that a person should have to live. If you are a parent whose spouse is a violent person, it is your right and responsibility to get out of that life threatening environment and protect yourself and the kids. Whether this is an ongoing situation, or your spouse is just beginning to act harshly to your or the kids, now is the time to ...
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  • At The Hunter Law Group, we encounter all kinds of family law situations, some of which involve domestic violence situations. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), one in every four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime, and children who witness violence between their parents or caretakers are at the greatest risk of transmitting violent behavior ...
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  • Addressing the "Gray Divorce" Trend

    || 29-May-2013

    With divorces happening in nearly half of all marriages, it is becoming less shocking to hear that more and more adults over the age of 50 are falling into this category as well. According to reports, this trend of gray divorces is growing exponentially over the years. In 1990, there were less than 10% of divorces that were of couples older than the age of 50, and today that has increased to one ...
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  • Who Pays the Monthly Charges on an Apartment After Divorce?

    || 28-May-2013

    When a couple files for divorce, it can create difficulties. Couples that used to share an apartment may end up with thousands of dollars in monthly charges and be unable to pay. As a result, the apartment managers will probably come after the tenants, asking for the funds for common charges or arrears. Who has to pay these monthly charges on the apartment after divorce? Typically, the individual ...
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  • Helping Your Children Cope through a Divorce

    || 27-May-2013

    Going through a divorce can be extremely difficult on the parents as they will have to adapt to life without their partner likely after a number of years in marriage. However, what parents must realize is that they are not the only ones who will be suffering during the season of divorce, and the many years following. For children, a split can be an extremely difficult season of life, which is why ...
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  • Child Custody in a Contested Divorce

    || 26-May-2013

    Divorce can be very emotional subject. Even when a marriage is ending on seemingly "good terms" there are still numerous issues which must be resolved before the court will grant a divorce. One of the most difficult aspects of a divorce involves the custody and support of any children from the marriage. If you and your spouse are unable to come to an agreement as to the custody of your ...
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  • Is There a Way to Simplify My California Divorce?

    || 25-May-2013

    Divorce can be an extremely complex and involved process, particularly considering that there are numerous factors which must be resolved before the court will be willing to dissolve a marriage. In instances where a married couple already has a premarital agreement, or prenuptial agreement, divorce proceedings can often move along at a much faster place, as many of the issues which must be ...
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  • Domestic Violence and Divorce

    || 24-May-2013

    Under state law, domestic violence is any form of abusive, violent, threatening or intimidating actions or words, which are inflicted upon one member of a family or household, by another family member or loved one. A report from the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence indicates that approximately 85% of domestic violence victims are women and 15% are men. An individual's race, sex, ...
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  • Ending Your Marriage: Divorce vs. Annulment

    || 24-May-2013

    Are you currently considering the option of ending your marriage? If so, you are not alone. In America today, nearly 50% of marriages will come to an end at some point, largely due to financial matters, disagreements, growing apart or just falling out of love. As humans we are ever changing, and for some couples, these changes tend to be away from one another. Whatever the case may be, leaving ...
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  • California and the "No-Fault" Divorce

    || 23-May-2013

    In some states, you need to prove a reason why you are divorcing from your spouse. You can show that your spouse was unfaithful, or that he or she is abusive. You can also prove that your spouse is not good with the children, is an alcoholic or drug addict, or has no interest in the family. In California, no accusations and finger-pointing is necessary. Instead, most divorces are based on the ...
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  • Benefits of Having a Pre-Marital Agreement in Place

    || 23-May-2013

    As soon as two people make the decision to get married, there are numerous arrangements which must be made. As the wedding approaches, details concerning the big day, the honeymoon and their plans for the future often consume the majority of the couple's attention. One subject that tends to be neglected, despite the fact it will have a profound impact on both of their futures, is the subject ...
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  • Are You Going Through a Contested Divorce?

    || 22-May-2013

    When going through a divorce, it is not uncommon to be in disagreement over related family law issues. If there is an agreement between both parties on all issues, the divorce can be settled with a Marital Settlement Agreement; however, that is not always the case. Oftentimes, spouses will disagree on at least one of the issues involved because there are many aspects of a divorce to settle, ...
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  • How Do I Obtain a Modification of My Custody Order?

    || 17-May-2013

    The process for modifying a child custody order varies depending on whether or not the parents can come to an agreement regarding the change. A modification of custody or visitation orders can be sought after at any point. There are times as children grow up when they need or want different things; at these times, parents can seek to renegotiate certain parts of the court orders. If this is the ...
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  • A Trusted Mission Viejo Divorce Lawyer

    || 16-May-2013

    The U.S. Census Bureau shows that in the year of 2009, the state of had over 200,000 divorces that were finalized. Statistics show that 8.9 woman out of every 1,000 females divorced, and 8.0 men per 1,000 males divorced that year alone. Nationwide, the current divorce rate is just under 50% of all marriages at some point in their life, though the reasons vary for every couple. However, according ...
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