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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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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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7 Questions to Ask a Divorce Mediator

When you’re going through a divorce, it’s in your best interest to reach agreements with your spouse on important issues like child custody and property division – but if you can’t, your Stockton divorce lawyer will probably suggest that you work with a mediator. A mediator can help you and your spouse reach fair agreements that you can both live …

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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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What is Family Law Mediation, and How Does it Work?

If you’re like most people going through a divorce, you’ve heard of mediation – but what is family law mediation, and how does it work? What is Family Law Mediation? Family law (divorce) mediation is a process that involves the two parties to a divorce and a qualified, trained mediator. It’s voluntary, and the whole premise is that it’s non-adversarial. …

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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 …

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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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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5 Ground Rules for Divorce Negotiation

Divorce negotiations can be tough, which is why many people choose to work with a Stockton family law attorney who understands the process and its impact on those going through it. But what is divorce negotiation, and how can you do it successfully? What is Divorce Negotiation? Negotiation during divorce is a back-and-forth between you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse that …

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What is Co-Parenting?

When you’re a parent going through a divorce, your primary concern is your kids – their well-being, adjustment and ability to cope are what’s most important to you. One way to help your kids deal with divorce is to co-parent with your soon-to-be ex-spouse… but what, exactly, does that mean, and what does it require you each to do? What …