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The Dreaded Prenup

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Premarital agreements have a bad rap. Often, they're construed as insults to romance--cold, calculated bets against a relationship's survival. Countless films and T.V. shows uphold this reputation, to name a few: The Good Wife (2009-2016), How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Entourage (2004-2011), Sex and the City (1998-2004), In...

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Divorce and Substance Abuse

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

California is a “no fault” divorce state, which means that a spouse or domestic partner asking for divorce does not have to prove that the other spouse or domestic partner did something wrong. Instead, the individual claims “irreconcilable differences.” In other words, the couple agrees to disagree. No fault divorce entitles both parties to a fair and equal settlement (which includes division of ass...

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Managing Your Finances Before and During Divorce

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

When divorce is imminent, finances may seem like the cherry on top of an awful situation. The level of complexity and thoroughness required is mind boggling. It doesn't have to be. Here are several tips to help you in approaching your finances:


1. Look at your credit history.* Don’t have a credit card? Apply for them now, and work towards establishing a go...

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Parenting Together after Divorce

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

The emotional strain of a divorce is never limited to the former spouses involved. Divorce creates a confusing and distressing time for children as well. With the frequency of divorce today, more children grow up juggling households. They have to find balance between two literal and metaphorical houses. Your child may not currently understand the deeper emotional rifts that have led to the divorce...

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Five Ways to Minimize Your Legal Costs

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Require a detailed retainer or fee agreement. Make sure that you review and sign an agreement that defines the scope of the work the lawyer will perform. The agreement should also explain exactly how you will be billed (hourly or flat fee) and what specific tasks you will be charged for (drive time, phone calls, and email).


2. Be organized and respo...

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