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Blog Posts in February, 2016

  • Reasons To Consider Mediation

    || 26-Feb-2016

    When divorce negotiations about property division, child custody, child support, and other related issues have come at an impasse, mediation is a process which attempts to help disagreeing parities seek a compromise and or come to an agreement prior to the finalization of divorce. Statisically, 93-96% of all family law cases settle before trial, so it’s only a matter of time when it will all ...
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  • How is Retirement Divided in Divorce?

    || 22-Feb-2016

    In divorce proceedings, property division also includes retirement accounts. Whether it’s a pension, 401(k), IRA, or stock bonus plan, these can all be included in your divorce property settlement. In order to avoid a tax catastrophe if a mistake is made, it’s important to divide each of these accounts by utilizing a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). A QDRO determines the ...
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  • Blended Families and the Effect on Children

    || 2-Feb-2016

    Blended families are much more common than they were in previous generations. Only recently are we beginning to study the patterns, the intricacies of the relationships, and the long-term effects, positive or negative, that it has on the children and into the future. What Is a Blended Family? A blended family is defined as a couple who brings in children from a previous relationship or marriage. ...
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  • How Can I Figure Out How Much Spousal Support I'll Get?

    || 1-Feb-2016

    The main reason why spousal support is established in California is to assist a supported spouse in continuing their standard of living that they experienced when they were married. However, the ultimate purpose for the spouse is to eventually become financially independent. Prior to administering this type of support, a court will examine the following circumstances: The supported spouse’s ...
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