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Family Law

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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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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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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How Much is a Divorce?

Divorce is complicated and is often quite expensive. The costs for a divorce appear as both immediate expenses for court and lawyer fees, and in long-term losses, such as property division and alimony. While it’s impossible to predict the exact cost of a divorce for each spouse, taking all sides of the equation into consideration…

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How to Apply for FMLA

There are times in your life when you are met with extenuating circumstances that require a leave of absence from work. Taking a hiatus from your job in order to focus your time on a more important portion of your life, brings the risk of losing your job and long-term source of income, not to…

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How to Get Child Support

Child support is a difficult subject for many parents. It can be hard to know what is considered a fair amount of child support. It’s also frustrating to know who determines how much child support is paid. These questions often cause major strife within the family. To help alleviate some of the stress, these steps…

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How to Calculate Child Support

When facing a divorce, supporting the children affected is vital. Unfortunately, the process of calculating child support is often overwhelming and confusing. It’s easy to get frustrated and lost in the shuffle of things. The formula used to generate payments seems foreign and confusing. However, every case is decided by using the same formula. This…

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