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3 Co-Parenting Obstacles worth Overcoming

In our previous post, we talked about how great joint custody is when both parents are committed to being the best they can be despite their marital status. Unfortunately, not all parents meet these criteria. It takes a lot of honest self-examination and an objective assessment of your ex, but if you anticipate one of the…

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The Joys of Joint Custody

Galileo’s revelation that the earth revolves around the sun made us question everything. Were we not the center of the universe? What did this say about the existence of a higher power? What was real anymore?! Filled with these questions and others like them, our understanding of existence was shaken at its foundation. Divorce has…

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DNA of a Successful Marriage

We need to study successful marriages for the same reason scientists study sharks. Sharks have existed for 450 million years, and we need to understand how their genetic makeup has allowed them to live through the rise and fall of countless other species, such as dinosaurs. In a time where so many marriages fail, an…

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12 Laws that Could Change Your Life in 2018

By now most Californians know not to be surprised when they see a billboard advertising marijuana, but the new legality of this is not the only significant law that will affect the state in 2018. Over 800 new state laws go into effect this year, and many of them will have at least some impact…

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Where Do I File Divorce Papers?

Divorce is hard on everyone involved, and it’s complicated. There are several steps one must follow when filing for divorce. The first thing you must do is figure out which county you should be filing your case in. This can be done online through the California Courts web page. After you determine the proper county…

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What is Aggravated DWI?

A DWI or driving while intoxicated charge is serious business. Aggravated DWI is even worse. There are several factors that determine whether the charge will be a DWI or aggravated DWI. What is a DWI? A DWI is like a DUI. The difference between the two changes from state to state, but at the end…

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What Is a Pending Criminal Charge?

The complex criminal justice system can often seem like a maze to those unfamiliar with it. Its complexity can make dealing with certain things, such as pending charges, a difficult and often overwhelming task. Here, we’ll break down what a pending criminal charge is and steps to take if you are ever charged with one.…

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How to File Criminal Charges

Just because someone has committed a crime doesn’t mean he or she will immediately be arrested or charged. Police and prosecutors do not arrest or charge people solely on a single person’s claims. Unless the police witnessed the crime, the evidence is needed to bring justice to those that have committed a crime. If you…

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How Long Is Maternity Leave in California?

Having a baby is costly and exhausting. New parents need maternity leave in order to care for new children and establish critical family bonds. Although the U.S. isn’t known for good maternity leave laws, California is an exception to the rule. Paid Family Leave Maternity leave in California is better than most other states in…

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Divorce Mediation Checklist

Divorce mediation isn’t easy, but going into the process prepared saves a lot of pain and frustration. To prepare, you’ll need to gather some critical documents and information that the mediator will need in order to make fair and reasonable suggestions. You’ll also need to consider a few questions in advance to ensure you’re prepared…

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