Parental Rights for Fathers in California

In the state of California, parental rights for fathers are incredibly important – and they’re equal to maternal rights. Under state law, fathers have just as much right to see, spend time with and bond with their children as mothers do, and the state (as well as the courts) recognize how important it is for both parents to be active …

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5 Things Not to Do During Divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever go through – but if you’re like most people, you know that there are some things you shouldn’t do during the divorce. In fact, there are a few things you can do that will actually make your divorce more difficult. Here are five things not to do during divorce: Don’t …

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Helping Your Kids Deal With the Effects of Divorce

If you’re like most parents going through divorce, you want what’s best for your kids – but how are you supposed to help them through this process? Helping Your Kids Deal With the Effects of Divorce There are dozens of great ways you can help your children cope with this situation, like getting them divorce books written just for kids …

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5 Family Law Tips for People Going Through Divorce

If you’re going through a divorce, there’s a good chance you could use some family law tips to make your divorce more successful. Your Stockton divorce lawyer will be able to give you one-on-one advice, but these five tips can help you through your divorce. Here’s what they are, with further explanation below. Commit to cooperation. Look at divorce as …

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Can My Spouse Make Me Pay for the Cost of Divorce?

If you’re like many people, you’re wondering, “Can my spouse make me pay for the cost of a divorce?” In fact, a lot of people – particularly those with a non-working spouse or one who makes far less than the other – ask us the same question. Can My Spouse Make Me Pay for the Cost of Divorce? In some …

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Alimony in California After a Long-Term Marriage

Alimony in California after a long-term marriage is often a bit different from alimony after a shorter-term marriage. There’s actually a popular myth that says if you’ve been married for 10 years or more, you’re entitled to receive alimony (or that you’ll have to pay) for the rest of your life… but that’s exactly what it is: a myth. Alimony …

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Divorce With Kids: How Children Are Affected When Their Parents Split

  If you’re a parent who’s getting divorced, here’s what you need to know about divorce with kids – how it affects them and what you can do to make things easier. Divorce With Kids: How Children Are Affected When Their Parents Split Divorce is almost always stressful for children. Most don’t want their parents to separate, although some are …

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11 Good Divorce Books for Kids

If you’re a parent going through a divorce in Stockton, you’re probably thinking about all the ways you can help your children cope with what’s going on. One way is through books – even if your child isn’t an avid reader (or can’t read yet). These are 11 of the most highly recommended divorce books for kids of various ages, …

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FAFSA for Divorced Parents: Tips for Helping Your Child Get Student Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the application for federal student aid… and if you’re like many divorced parents, you want to get a head start on helping your child prepare for college. Because Federal Student Aid is the largest provider of student financial aid in the entire nation, giving more than $120 billion in grants, …

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What is a Prenuptial Agreement in California?

What is a prenuptial agreement? Your Stockton divorce attorney can help you work through what it means for you if you have one… but what if you don’t? If you’re like most people, you’ve heard the term – but what does this type of agreement do, and which party does it protect? Here’s what you need to know. What is …