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Who Gets the House?

Your house is more than just a roof over your head… Not only does this structure act as the sacred keeper of your family’s memories, but it’s also often the most significant investment a married couple will make.  Hence, if you find yourself worried, wondering: Who gets the house? in your divorce, don’t fret. You aren’t alone. Here’s what you …

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Dating During Divorce

One question that clients sometimes ask us is, “What happens if my spouse is dating during divorce?”  It’s a fair question. Until the ink dries on your order, you’re still technically married, and in many jurisdictions, infidelity can have a significant, detrimental impact on how divorce proceedings shape up—particularly when it comes to things like property division and alimony. So, …

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Intro to Mental Health and Divorce

Those who are impacted by mental illness—whether personally, or indirectly, through a loved one—know that these unique issues don’t respect boundaries. The effects of mental illnesses (such as anxiety, depression, OCD, and addiction) stretch across every aspect of life, affecting everything from the everyday, to the atypical, including divorce. Which is why it’s so important to address how mental health …

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Who Gets Custody if My Spouse or I am in the Military?

Regardless of what type of divorce you choose, there’s no getting around the fact that child custody is a brutal process fraught with fears of denied rights and less time.  Worries like these can be particularly strong for parents serving in the armed forces. However, whether you are the spouse at home, or the one serving abroad, you are not …

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Virtual Visitation

As a parent, one of the most difficult aspects of divorce is suddenly having to share time with your child. This can be particularly excruciating, if you are a non-custodial parent, who no longer gets to live under the same roof as your child.  As a non-custodial parent, daily communication used to be something you didn’t think about. Nowadays, building …

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Pet Custody

For a lot of people, pets aren’t just animals, they’re beloved members of the family. These loving, loyal furry friends have the power to enrich our lives in unique and irreplaceable ways, so it makes sense that when it comes to divorce, fights over who gets to keep the family dog can get pretty heated.  Luckily for pet owners, California’s …

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How to Start Your Divorce

In the beginning, you weren’t thinking about the end. Beyond the blur of wedding bells, rings, and gifts, the future was bright; full of hope and possibility. Sure, the details weren’t filled in, yet, but the important parts were: the picture of both of you, together, taking on the world. Now you’re sitting here staring at the ruins of your …

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FAQs About Child Custody Lawyers

For worried parents, one of the most stressful aspects of divorce is how it will affect your child—especially in terms of custody. With your child’s well-being on the line, you want to be certain that the lawyer handling your case will fight for their best interest as passionately as you would.  At Maples Family law, we understand these concerns, and …

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Divorce in California

If you’ve never experienced it before, divorce can be an intimidating process. Between filing the correct forms, locating documents, and keeping track of deadlines, there’s a lot to remember, and, without help, the journey can quickly become overwhelming. To help you out, this article will walk you through the basic steps of how to get a divorce in California, and …

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Dividing Retirement Assets in a Divorce

With so many different types of plans and variables at play, dividing retirement assets in a divorce can be complicated. Especially if they existed both before and during a marriage, dashing any hopes of a clear property classification. However, considering their sizable worth, retirement accounts are one aspect of property division you don’t want to get wrong.  Fortunately, a good Stockton divorce …