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Getting Your Groove Back: Tending the Emotional Garden Post Divorce

“This feels like the end. Everything we had worked hard for is now gone. My life, as I know it, is over. Divorce is the pits. I don’t know how I can move on.” Is life over as you know it? Yes, but not in the way you may think. Let’s explore how divorce can effect one’s emotional state so that we may …

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Divorce 101: Rebuilding Life after Divorce

“How do I heal and begin to rebuild my life after divorce?” Divorce is quite possibly one of the toughest decisions you will ever make. Because of this, it is best not to take this decision lightly. Chances are, you spent much time dwelling on the choices you had to make to take this most courageous of steps. During the long process …

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Divorce: It’s More than Just a Legal Process

Marriage, separation, and divorce are more than a series of legal issues. Chances are, if you have found this website, you have been through an emotional roller coaster, have thought long and hard regarding the possible consequences your decision to divorce will have on those you love, and have ultimately made a choice that you feel is best for your …

Child Custody in California

There are two types of child custody in California; legal and physical. Legal custody allows parents to make decisions regarding their children’s health, education, and welfare. Physical custody determines where the children will reside. Legal custody can be joint or solo.

Divorce In California

Hi! I’m Anna Maples, attorney with the Family Advocacy Center.  Today, I want to talk about divorce in California. Before you can file for divorce in California, you have to live in California for at least six months and in your county for at least three months.  You also would need to know your date of marriage and date of separation. Before filing …

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) Family Law

At this time, there is no distinction between same-sex and opposite sex marriages in California. Regardless of sexual orientation, any couple can obtain a marriage license to wed in California. However, this was not always the case. In recent years, there has been many trials, tribulations, backsteps, and ultimately progress in terms of social acceptance of marital equality. While there …

Spousal Support in Stockton California

I filed for Divorce. Can I ask for Spousal Support? Yes. Both parties have a right to ask for Spousal Support regardless of who initiated the divorce. When can I start receiving Spousal Support? The court may order either spouse to pay any amount necessary for the support of the other spouse while a divorce action is pending. An action …

Filing For Divorce? Common Questions Regarding Divorce and Separation.

What is a divorce? California is known as a “no fault” divorce state, which means that if you are asking for divorce, you do not have to prove that the other spouse did something wrong. To get a divorce in Stockton you simply have to state that you and your spouse cannot get along or are having “irreconcilable differences”. Let …