Is preparing for divorce evil or essential?

by - May 27, 2014

Divorce is a complicated process, both legally and emotionally, but thoughtful planning can make your transition from married to single life smoother. Even if your intent is to settle your divorce without going to court or relying on California’s laws, best laid plans sometimes go awry. So any precautionary measures taken at the outset of

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Do You Need a Divorce Lawyer?

by - January 21, 2014

It is my professional and personal opinion that, if you are getting divorced or have concerns during your marriage about very important issues, like your financial well being, you need to speak to a divorce or family law lawyer. You may only need to speak to the lawyer for an hour or two, but you

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Discovery Tools for Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Cases

by - December 28, 2013

Discovery Defined Discovery is the legal process of obtaining important information during divorce, legal separation or the dissolution of a domestic partnership. Spouses use it to gather evidence from each other or from third party sources like banks or employers. The formal discovery process usually begins shortly after you and/or your spouse initiate legal proceedings

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Everything Changes: Cancer and Divorce

by - July 8, 2011

Diagnosed with cancer at age twenty-seven, I was surrounded by patients the age of my grandparents. I felt incredibly alone.  After treatment I shed my hospital gown and hit the road, recording intimate conversations with other twenty and thirty-something cancer patients.  From the Big Apple to the Bible Belt, complete strangers shared with me the

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State Residency Requirements for Divorce

by - July 4, 2011

Every state has unique residency requirements that must be met before a person files a Petition or Complaint for divorce or dissolution. If you or your spouse satisfy a state’s residency requirements, that state’s court has jurisdiction or the legal authority to make legal decisions about your marital status and issues related thereto. If you

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