How to Prepare for Divorce

If you’re like most people who are considering a marital split, you need to know how to prepare for divorce – from finances to breaking the news to your kids. And there’s no question about it: preparing for divorce takes time and resources. Here’s what you need to know. How to Prepare for Divorce Other than the emotional side of …

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I Think I Want a Divorce – What Next?

There are many reasons people come to our offices and say, “I think I want a divorce.” Some people are dealing with a cheating spouse. Others are sick of fighting and conflict, and still others have simply grown apart. If you think you want a divorce, that may mean your marriage is beyond repair – and if that’s the case, …

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Divorce Mediation Checklist

If you’re going through a divorce but you and your spouse can’t seem to agree on things, your Stockton divorce attorney may suggest that you try mediation. Mediation is a way for you and your spouse to reach common ground with the help of an impartial third party. Your mediator will help you resolve issues you can’t resolve on your …

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How Does Adultery Affect Divorce in California?

How does adultery affect divorce in California? It’s a question we hear often – and it’s one that has a simple answer: It doesn’t. But that answer isn’t absolute. Here’s what you need to know about how adultery affects divorce in California, whether you’re in Stockton or elsewhere. How Does Adultery Affect Divorce in California? Adultery can certainly cause divorce …

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California Child Support Laws: What You Need to Know

California child support laws are pretty straightforward – they require both parents to contribute financially to their children’s upbringing. But what is child support for, and how does it work under the law? Will you be required to pay it, or will you receive it? Your Stockton divorce lawyer can explain all of this in more detail, but in the …

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Who Can Serve Papers in a California Divorce?

If you’re going through a divorce on your own, you’re wondering who can serve papers in California – and the good news is that there are several people who may qualify to do so. However, you need to know that if you work with a Stockton divorce attorney, she’ll handle serving your papers for you… and she’ll tackle other tough …

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Divorce and Cryptocurrency: What You Need to Know

Divorce in California can be complicated – and it can be even more complicated when cryptocurrency is involved. Divorce and cryptocurrency are appearing together more frequently in court, so here’s what you need to know. Divorce and Cryptocurrency: What You Need to Know When you or your spouse owns cryptocurrency, your divorce requires a different type of financial valuation than …

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Temporary vs. Permanent Spousal Support in California

Temporary and permanent spousal support in California are very different – but here’s what you need to know about each before you ask for an alimony order in your divorce case. Asking for Temporary vs. Permanent Spousal Support in California Under California law, you have the right to ask for spousal support as soon as you begin your case. Either …

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What is Temporary Alimony in California?

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard of temporary alimony (commonly called spousal support in California) – but here’s the low-down on what it is, how long it lasts and whether you’ll be entitled to receive it. What is Temporary Alimony in California? The state of California allows you to ask the court for a temporary alimony order after you …