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How Can I Get Full Custody of My Kids?

“How can I get full custody of my kids?” As Stockton family law attorneys, we hear that question frequently – but the answer isn’t as simple as it seems. How Can I Get Full Custody of My Kids? Courts in California generally recognize that kids benefit most from a good relationship with both parents, even when those parents don’t get …

How to reduce costs and conflict in a separation

Various Agreements that can be Made to Lower the Cost and Reduce the Conflict in Dissolution or Separation As discussed in our article “Legal Options for Ending Marriage in California: Summary Dissolution, Dissolution, and Separation” [Link to Article] there are three (3) methods of ending your relationship with your spouse: (1) Summary Dissolution, (2) Legal Dissolution, and (3) Legal Separation: …

The different legal options for ending a marriage in California

Summary Dissolution, Dissolution, and Separation It is an unfortunate reality that many marriages end up in dissolution or separation, but it is a reality nonetheless. The California divorce process offers three options to couples who have determined that ending their legal relationship is in their best interests: (1) Summary Dissolution, (2) Dissolution, and (3) Legal Separation. Each of these options …

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What is a Legal Guardian Under California Law?

Many kids in California have legal guardians – people who are not their biological parents but are responsible for caring for them. Legal guardians are different from adoptive parents for a few reasons, but they have many of the same rights and responsibilities as adoptive parents do. What is a Legal Guardian Under California Law? A legal guardian is someone …

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Why You Should Try to Reach Agreements With Your Spouse

If you’re divorcing your spouse, your attorney will tell you that it’s best if you two can reach agreements about child custody and property division on your own, without going to court and forcing the judge to decide. But why is it better, and what happens if you just can’t agree with your soon-to-be ex-spouse? Why You Should Try to …

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Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce in California

Contested Vs. Uncontested Divorce in California California is a no-fault divorce state, which means that neither spouse has to prove that there was any misconduct on the part of the other.  The only requirement for a no-fault divorce is that the couple state that they cannot get along. This is referred to in the courts as “irreconcilable differences.”  However, just …

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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 …