Blog Posts in 2013

  • Common Questions About Supervised Visitation

    || 24-Dec-2013

    There are some cases in which a parent may be ordered to supervised visitation. When this happens, the non-custodial parent is able to visit with his or her child, but only with a court-approved, neutral third party present. The role of this party is to ensure that the child is safe during the visit. Here are questions and answers concerning supervised visitation, as explained by the Orange County ...
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  • When Can a Man Be Presumed the Legal Father?

    || 16-Dec-2013

    In the state of California, there are multiple scenarios in which a man will be considered the presumed father. This includes a man who is considered the legal father even when he is not the biological father. Here are the scenarios, according to information available on the California Courts website : The man was married to the mother of the child at the time that the child was born or conceived. ...
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  • Attorney Hunter Talks Family Law on The Business Leader Spotlight Show

    || 22-Nov-2013

    Daniel Hunter, our law firm's Mission Viejo divorce attorney, recently had the honor of being featured on The Business Leader Spotlight Show, where he talked about a wide array of topics relating to divorce and family law within the state of California. The Business Leader Spotlight Show is a radio show that conducts interviews with successful business leaders from all over the country so that ...
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  • Common Divorce Questions

    || 20-Sep-2013

    Choosing to file for a divorce is a big decision for any person to make. Whether you are in an extremely unhappy marriage or you are simply ready to move on, the aspects of property division, child custody matters, and the like can be extremely overwhelming. It is for this reason that hiring a Mission Viejo divorce lawyer you can trust is so important. Here are a few common questions that people ...
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  • Important Factors to Consider When Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

    || 13-Sep-2013

    In the event that you are considering filing for a divorce from your spouse, hiring a trusted and experienced Mission Viejo divorce attorney is in your best interest. Here are a few simple, yet very important, things that you must consider when choosing what lawyer will represent you in the process. The attorneys experience is one of the most important things that you will want to research before ...
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  • Think Twice Before Doing a DIY Divorce

    || 6-Sep-2013

    While it may seem like a smart idea, "do it yourself" divorces are not going to give you the end results you want. In fact, you should really think twice before ever seeking to go through a divorce without the help of a skilled and experienced divorce attorney who can guide you every step of the way. There are a number of divorce ploys online that are trying to entice people to DIY ...
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  • 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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  • Can a Family Vacation After Divorce Work?

    || 22-Jul-2013

    Are you wondering how to enjoy your summer break while going through a divorce ? Though many would say this is unconventional, people are sharing that going on vacation as a family even after the divorce can actually be a great opportunity for the family to bond in a unique way. In fact, people would go as far to say that these vacations after divorce are even rewarding because despite the ...
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  • The Differences of Contested and Uncontested Divorce

    || 15-Jul-2013

    If you and your spouse are considering a divorce there are two distinct categories you can fall under: contested or uncontested divorce. What differs in these two types of a split is the relationship of the two people who are going through the divorce. A contested divorce essentially means that no matter what the spouses do, they are unable to reach an agreement about their matters involve in the ...
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  • Don't Let Your Divorce Affect Your Kids Summer Break

    || 8-Jul-2013

    Just because you and your spouse have decided to call it quits on your marriage during the summertime, doesn’t mean that your children have to have their breaks ruined by their parents’ divorce. Sure, a divorce is going to be difficult on the children but how you and your spouse choose to handle it will make a huge difference. As their parents, whether or not you’re separating, ...
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  • Life Lessons Divorcees Have Learned

    || 5-Jul-2013

    Going through a divorce can be a difficult season of life for any man or woman to walk through. In some cases, some may be able to heal quickly and then jump back into the dating pool, while others feel more deeply the effects of ending their life with the person they loved. According to the testimonies of past divorcees, here are a few life lessons that can be taken into consideration whether you ...
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