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California Child Custody Cases Redefining Who is the Parent

A recent California child custody case shows how the state is redefining who it deems a child’s parent. Typically, the courts have given custody to a child’s biological or adoptive parents. But since 2002, groundbreaking child custody cases have looked

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Resolve to Divorce Amicably in 2012 and Try Mediation

In the New Year, couples who are getting divorced and can amicably do so can utilize mediation to make the dissolution process far less contentious. This process is far more attractive than a long, drawn-out courtroom battle. Mediation not only

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Parenthood Rises Even as Marriage Decreases for the Millennial Generation

The concepts of marriage and parenthood are vastly changing as the Millennial Generation comes of age. The Pew Research Center published a report earlier in the year showing that Millennials – people born between 1977 and 1998 – want parenthood

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A Cheating Spouse Can Be Caught By Bank and Credit Card Charges

The process of realizing your married life is over can be a difficult one. Especially for those that have a hunch that their spouse is cheating on them, you want to prove that in fact your husband or wife is

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Equitable Division of Assets Most Often Set By Valuation Date In a Divorce

When getting divorced, anxiety about assets and finances can increase. The divorce courts look to split the assets, liabilities, and property in the most equitable manner. But ahead of time, it can be confusing to know just how much you

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Divorcing Spouses Should Be On Alert For Financial Deception

Divorcing spouses sometimes resort to hiding money when they know a divorce is just around the corner. Even though this is illegal and can carry hefty penalties when discovered by the courts, an individual might start to do this out

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Get a Postnuptial Agreement Before Your Marriage Falls Apart

One piece of paper can do a lot to save a marriage. For a couple who is on the brink of divorce, but does really want to stay together, a postnuptial agreement can help clear the air of any financial

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New Study Shows Huge Increase in Cohabitation

Cohabitation has doubled since the mid-1990s according to the latest Pew Research Center study. Adults from 30 to 44 years old are increasingly deciding to live together and wait until later to get married. For those with college educations, living

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Parenting Can Be More Rewarding After a Divorce

Parenting can vastly change after divorce proceedings. When both parents are given equal parenting time, it creates an on/off parenting schedule that defines when the child will be in your household. At the beginning of the new schedule, some parents

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Division of Debt is an Important Factor During a Divorce

The division of debt during divorce proceedings can be very complex. Divorce lawyers hear about incidents where one spouse decided to go on a shopping spree on a mutual credit card when the couple called it quits. The best thing

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