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Division of the Family Pet: Custody Issue or Property Dispute?

As reported last week on TMZ.com, a final judgment of divorce was entered in the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard divorce case.  Along with an approximately $7M settlement, Amber also received the parties’ dogs, “Pistol” and “Boo.” Although not an issue that comes up often in divorce cases, there can be a dispute as to […]

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5 Signs You Are Being Emotionally Abused

Emotional abuse is just as serious as physical abuse but can be much harder to identify, particularly if your relationship is so mired in it that the abuse becomes your new norm. If you believe you are in an emotionally abusive relationship, it is extremely important not to make excuses and to trust your instinct. […]

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8 Signs Your Marriage May Not Last

It may be surprising, but for the best place for relationship advice and insight, it may be best to turn to your divorce attorney. After all, we have a front row seat to any and every relationship problem that may pop up. Your divorce attorney has a daily encounter with the drama that can break […]

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California Child Support: Frequently Asked Questions

Child Support can be complicated and often leaves clients going through a divorce with more questions than answers. The following are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding child support: 1. How is Child Support in California calculated? Child Support in California is based on statewide uniform guideline calculations. The formula is […]

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The Reality of Celebrity Divorces – A Reminder Following the Brangelina Divorce Announcement

Earlier this week, it was announced that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are getting divorced, and the internet went crazy.  There were articles on all of the news outlets websites, memes and jokes about how happy Jennifer Aniston must be, and rampant speculation about the causes of the divorce: did Brad cheat?  Is he an […]

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What To Do Once Your Divorce is “Final”

The article posted on Huffington Post on August 22, 2016, “The First Thing you Must Do When Your Divorce Is Final,” contains some good advice regarding the emotional aspect of how to proceed once your divorce is finalized. It also contains a great piece of advice regarding the legal side of your divorce: “Have a […]

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6 Ways Social Media Can Destroy A Marriage, According to Divorce Lawyers

We all love social media and probably spend more of our day than we would like to admit on various social media sites. But, it is important to be careful and take note of the damage that social media can cause when it comes to marriage and relationships. According to the article below, a 2010 […]

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When You Are Divorced, Who Pays For Your Child’s Olympic Dream?

With divorce being so prevalent in our society today, it is not surprising that many olympic champions were raised by divorced parents. According to the article below, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Gabby Douglas were all raised by divorced parents. Michael Phelps was raised by his divorced single mother. So what do you do, if […]

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The Dreaded Conversation: The Emotional Side of Divorce

In a Huffington Post blog posted in June, a mother going through a divorce contemplates how she is going to tell her four year old daughter, that she and the child’s father, are getting divorced.  In the blog, Melissa L. Smith writes, “There is a precious, innocent four year old girl running around somewhere right […]

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Facebook and Your Divorce Case

Nearly everyone these days uses social media in some form or another, whether it be Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Snapchat.  What many people don’t consider, however, is how these social media platforms can affect a divorce case.  Recently, there was an article posted on the Huffington Post website called, “Facebook, Is it the Devil for […]

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