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5 Things Not to Do During Divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful things you’ll ever go through – but if you’re like most people, you know that there are some things you shouldn’t do during the divorce. In fact, there are a few things you can do that will actually make your divorce more difficult. Here are five things not to do during divorce: Don’t …

Practical Parenting: Teaching Effective Judgement

via Thomas C. Maples, Ph.D, Stockton Therapy Network Good, bad, right, wrong, holy, evil, black, white, night, and day; we are subjected to numerous paradoxes (the capacity we have to make inference and judge lived experience) on a daily basis. However, in recent times, the waters have become muddied, especially in terms of judging what is what, let alone what …

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Divorce With Kids: How Children Are Affected When Their Parents Split

  If you’re a parent who’s getting divorced, here’s what you need to know about divorce with kids – how it affects them and what you can do to make things easier. Divorce With Kids: How Children Are Affected When Their Parents Split Divorce is almost always stressful for children. Most don’t want their parents to separate, although some are …

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FAFSA for Divorced Parents: Tips for Helping Your Child Get Student Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, is the application for federal student aid… and if you’re like many divorced parents, you want to get a head start on helping your child prepare for college. Because Federal Student Aid is the largest provider of student financial aid in the entire nation, giving more than $120 billion in grants, …

Parentage in California – The Law & Implications of Being a “Legal Parent”

When a party initiates a “paternity case”, which is synonymous with a “parentage case”, the Court is tasked with issuing an order determining the “legal parents” of a child. As we will discuss below, this is not always the biological parents of the child. A Court order stating that an individual is a “legal parent” of a child has far …

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How Do Courts Divide Debt in a Divorce?

When you’re getting a divorce in the state of California, you need to know that we live in what’s called a community property state. What that means is that the property you own – for the most part – belongs to both parties in your marriage. The same is true for debt; you both own it in most cases. That …

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) – A More Peaceful Path to Dissolution

When people think of dissolution, they typically think of two attorneys battling head-to-head on behalf of their clients, and that is frequently the case. This, in turn, typically causes significant stress for the would-be ex-spouses. It is a frightening prospect to essentially have your entire life placed on trial in an effort to determine: (1) who should have custody over …

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Typical Alimony Payments: What You Need to Know

    For many people going through a divorce in Stockton, there’s a very important question: What are typical alimony payments in California, and how long will I receive or make them? Because alimony varies – both in amount and duration – in every divorce case, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question. However, you can get a good idea …

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The Bitcoin Divorce: How Do Courts Divide Cryptocurrency?

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are treated like property in a divorce – but how does division of these assets work in California? So far, it’s been a little bit tricky, so here’s what you need to know if your divorce involves Bitcoin or another cryptocurrency. The Bitcoin Divorce: How Do Courts Divide Cryptocurrency? When you’re talking to your Stockton divorce …

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“I Want a Divorce.” What’s Next?

“I want a divorce.” If you’ve heard those words – whether you saw it coming or you’ve just been blindsided by the news – it’s probably time to begin working with a Stockton divorce attorney. When Your Spouse Says, “I Want a Divorce” When your spouse says, “I want a divorce,” your first instinct may be to protect yourself. For …