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13 Co-Parenting Rules to Live By

Many people feel more comfortable working with their former spouses when they have co-parenting rules in place. Co-parenting with your ex isn’t always easy to do, but if you’re like most parents, your children are your main concern. When you and your ex have decided to co-parent – meaning, you’ve agreed to work together to raise your children – you’ve …

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About the California Divorce Waiting Period

California divorce – and the waiting period to get one – are often very misunderstood topics. The bottom line is that to get a divorce in California, you must wait at least 6 months and a day from the date you start the case. About the California Divorce Waiting Period The California divorce waiting period is mandatory, even if your …

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LGBTQ Divorce: 5 Things You Need to Know

If you’re like many people, there’s a lot you don’t know about LGBTQ divorce. Is it the same as every other divorce, or are there nuances that make it different (or that would make your case harder)? These are five things you need to know about LGBTQ divorce – but if you have more questions, or if you need to …

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What is Collaborative Divorce in California?

If you’re considering collaborative divorce in California, here’s what you need to know. What is Collaborative Divorce in California? Collaborative divorce is the same across the board, whether you’re in California or another state. A collaborative divorce is one in which both parties work together to reach a settlement that everyone finds reasonably satisfying. It’s a give-and-take negotiation process that …

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The Long-Term Effects of Divorce on Children

If you’re like many parents considering a marital split, you’re wondering about the long-term effects of divorce on children. The good news: The vast majority of children are perfectly fine. Some experience a few bumps in the road – but with the right parental attention and, in some cases, counseling or therapy, they’re fine, too. So what are the long-term …

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Types of Divorce

In the state of California, there are several “types” of divorce – but they all lead to one thing: the dissolution of your marriage. The types of divorce people discuss usually refer to the process that leads to the divorce decree. Types of Divorce in California When people talk about the different types of divorce, they’re generally referring to things …

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5 High-Asset Divorce Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

High-asset divorces can be incredibly contentious – and unfortunately, when there’s a lot of back-and-forth, people make mistakes. But making a mistake in a high-asset divorce can cost you for the rest of your life, so it’s important that you’re aware of the potential pitfalls and that you know how to steer clear to protect your assets. Check out these …

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What Are the Legal Stages of Divorce in California?

When you and your spouse are splitting up, there are a few ways you can go about it. Some people qualify for annulment or choose legal separation, but most people use divorce as a means to dissolve their marriages. Related: Annulment of marriage in California Divorce is a legal process. You don’t need grounds to split up from your spouse, …

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Social Security and Divorce in California

Social Security can be a tricky thing to separate during divorce – but if you or your spouse receives it, here’s what you need to know. Social Security and Divorce in California In some cases, divorced people are allowed to receive a larger Social Security benefit than they ordinarily would on their own. That can occur when one party receives …