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Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders: What You Need to Know

Most people don’t realize that when they file the paperwork for a divorce, in California, automatic temporary restraining orders (TROs) are triggered. One of the initial forms that you must file is the Summons, otherwise known as FL-110. The second pag… Read more [+]

Divorce Spikes Twice A Year, Study Says

A new study just out confirms what those of us in the industry already knew about…..divorce spikes at certain times of the year, you can bank on it! The University of Washington asked the question, Is Divorce Seasonal?…the answer is yes, yes it is…. Read more [+]

“Divorce” TV Show Highlights Mediation

I have a terrible habit I have to admit to you. I love television. I grew up in the 1980s. What can I say? That is why I get excited when I see a new show on television and especially excited when it is  in our industry. A “Divorce” TV show has me intr… Read more [+]

What is A Parenting Coordinator? Is it right for us?

A Parenting Coordinator, like the concept of nesting discussed in a previous blog, is a tool used more often in the mediation room than the courtroom. Yet, it is one that can make all the difference if there is contention surrounding the parenting of y… Read more [+]

Top Tips to Prepare For A Divorce – A Beginner’s Guide

Nobody goes into a marriage thinking they will get a divorce. And then,….there you are, faced with the worst. If you have never been here before, and even if you have, it may be a confusing place to be. In addition to all the emotional tumult, there… Read more [+]

How Much Does Divorce Mediation Cost in California?

Our last blog focused on divorce cost in California. We touched a bit upon what is the divorce mediation cost vs. other methods of divorce, but didn’t really delve in to look at, particularly, how much does divorce mediation cost? No matter what versio… Read more [+]

What is the Cost of a California Divorce? Maybe more than you think

Getting a California divorce can be costly. You have been across from that colleague at lunch who was completely unprepared for their surging attorney fees. Who doesn’t have a friend who describes their California divorce as a pit they keep throwing mo… Read more [+]

Grandparents’ Rights in California: What you need to know

In the recent California Court of Appeal ruling  Jeffrey D. Stuard, et al. v. Matthew Stuard the current schema to determine grandparents’ rights in California was reaffirmed. The crux of the case is that father’s parents have been given visitation. Th… Read more [+]

Be an Advocate in Divorce for Your Child

If you are involved in a divorce involving children and you have a desire to be an advocate in divorce for your child you need to read forward because the direct, straightforward route is not the way you may think. When you get in the arena of divorce… Read more [+]

Pet Custody in California: The Insider’s Guide

I get it. I have a pet…not a dog or a cat but I love my bunny, Reggie, nonetheless. I would be sick if I lost him in some protracted divorce battle. Now, you are getting a divorce and you need to know about pet custody in California. What is going to… Read more [+]