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Custody of Frozen Embryos

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With recent advancements in medicine, assisted reproductive technology is being used more and more frequently. A couple who would not have been able to give birth to children due to medical reasons, such as undergoing cancer treatment, can now create frozen embryos to be stored for later and used to bring a child to… Read More »

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Parenting Classes and Protocol

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How To Improve Your Custody Case There are dozens of things that you can do to improve your custody case. These include, but are not limited to, the following: Picking up your children on time for activities and your parenting time; Showing up on time to visitation; Spending as much time with your children… Read More »

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How To Split Household Items in a Divorce

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According to the Boston Globe, the average American home contains 300,000 items from couches to spoons. Those who have been stressed from trying to maintain an unhappy marriage are also likely to have stress-spent. CreditKarma conducted a survey where they found that 35 percent of people stress-spend monthly. While some of those purchases are… Read More »

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Social Security Entitlement

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Divorced couples have an uncertain future. One of the greatest uncertainties is each spouse’s financial stability, particularly those who have retired, are close to retirement age, or have not had a job for many years due to their role as a homemaker or stay at home parent. One tool to help ensure that you… Read More »

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Dividing Airline Miles and Hotel Points

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Marital assets include bank accounts, retirement funds, automobiles, debt, and so much more. Virtually everything acquired during marriage is considered marital property / marital assets, including your airline and hotel points. These can be a big deal to couples who travel frequently for pleasure or business, and who have accrued a large amount of… Read More »

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Co-Parenting Counseling and Parent Coordinators

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Divorce is extremely difficult on children. While staying in an unhappy marriage likely causes more harm to the kids than getting a divorce, it is important to remember that the pain and anguish that you are going through likely pales in comparison to what your children are dealing with. Children of divorce suffer academically,… Read More »

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Recent Changes to California’s Domestic Partnerships Laws

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On January 1st, 2020, thousands of California couples were given an alternative to marriage, as reported by ABC 7 News. Up until this recent legislation passed, domestic partnership was reserved for same-sex couples (of all adult ages) and opposite-sex couples over the age of 62. Now, most couples, either LGBT or heterosexual, can become… Read More »

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Family Law: Emergency Rule Regarding Effective Date to Modify Support in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Court proceedings have taken quite a turn since March, when the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic became apparent in California. State courts have implemented a number of emergency orders to restrict public gatherings and to better enact social distancing/shelter in place. One of these measures is in regards to child support modifications. Many families… Read More »

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Protective Orders: Emergency Rule on Extension of Restraining Orders

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Protective orders/restraining orders are created to keep the victim safe by restricting the actions and movement of the perpetrator. According to the California Courts, a protective order may require the restrained person to keep a certain distance away from the protected person; stop contacting the protected person by phone, email, social media, or other… Read More »

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Joint Guardianship in California

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If you have a terminal illness or disease, you are likely planning to have your family taken care of after you are personally unable to care for them. If you have children, one of the ways you can protect them into the future is by setting up a joint guardianship. An experienced San Jose… Read More »

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