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Child Custody

Child custody issues are one of the biggest points of contention in California family law. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS), as of 2020, only 70% of children under the age of eighteen live in a two-parent household. That is a drop from approximately 60 million in 1968 to 51 million […]

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Divorce

It’s a difficult decision to come to, but filing for divorce in California when your marriage cannot survive is not the end of the world. It will be challenging to return to life as a single person, or become a single parent, but it can be done. You will need to rely on the emotional […]

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Child Custody

Divorce is already a stressful process and if there are children involved, it can be an even tougher battle. It is important to keep children as the primary focal point of a divorce. Both parents should work toward solutions that allow for the most stable and supportive environment for the children. The legal team at […]

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The “California Exodus” may be a bit of an overreaction, but the state did see more departures than arrivals to the Golden State in 2020. More than 267,000 people left California compared to about 128,000 people moving in from other states. This migration can have a huge effect on child custody, causing parents to have […]

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Divorce

The last year has taught us life can change in a snap. As time ticks, aspects of your life can morph and alter. This can especially happen after a divorce. After the bell tolls for the “Final Judgment of the Dissolution of Marriage,” people tend to believe you are stuck with the terms of the […]

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Family Law

Domestic abuse is still trying to find a fair footing in the legal system. On one side, abuse victims struggle to find justice under a court of law, especially in cases that are not deemed severe. What about the other side? What if there has been no abuse in the household, yet your spouse accuses […]

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Child Custody

Custody battles can push parents into a mindset they didn’t realize was possible. Suppose you are the father of two young girls. You have divorced their mother but are seeking full custody due to the mother’s mental state. How do you proceed? A father in Texas was facing such a battle. He suspected his ex-wife […]

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Divorce

No-fault legislation eliminates the need to accuse your spouse of wrongdoing to exist the marriage. There are many benefits to having a no-fault divorce. It can offer a quicker divorce as there is no need to explore who is to blame for the union’s dissolution. There tends to be less conflict, and therefore, less emotional […]

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Divorce

You took the plunge again.  After your first marriage ended, you thought this time will be different.  After all, you know more about what you want, and more importantly, what you don’t want, in a partner.  Wiser and more confident, you stepped up to the altar and took those vows again. Except now, things have […]

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High Asset Divorce

The thing about marriage is that you expect it to last forever, but sometimes the fairy tale ends. Whether you are in your 30s or your 60s, the sting of divorce feels everlasting. However, the older women get divorced, the more likely they will risk poverty, more than the men they married. Our attorneys at […]

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