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Understanding Supervised Visitation

Sorting out custody and visitation can be one of the most challenging, contentious, and emotional aspects of any divorce. The court’s job is always to protect the best interests of the child. In many cases, this means that the parenting agreement or custody and visitation order establishes some level of shared responsibility and
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Top Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Family Law Attorney

What percentage of your practice is devoted to family law? Family law matters are often emotionally charged and complicated. It’s essential to find a lawyer specializing in divorce, custody, visitation, property division, and prenuptial agreements. Our firm’s practice is entirely devoted to family law. How long have you practiced family law? Our
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The Impact of Marital Abandonment

Marriage can be an exciting journey for many, but it can lead to a very bumpy road for others. There are times when relationships hit a breaking point. Problems arise, communication breaks down, and the urge to walk away can feel intense. In the end, having your spouse walk away from your
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When Your Divorce Is Going To Trial—What To Know And How To Prepare

Even in the best circumstances, divorce is one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. It’s challenging and emotional to sort through thorny issues like custody, support, and division of assets when there’s already much strain between spouses. Yet only about 5% of divorces end up going to trial. Litigation is stressful,
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The Advance Child Tax Credit—Important Advice for Divorced Parents

Advance Child Tax Credit payments started arriving in the mailboxes and bank accounts of tens of millions of families this July. But there has been understandable confusion among divorced parents about how the new credit impacts them. In March 2021, The American Rescue Plan significantly expanded the Child Tax Credit. Though currently
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Divorce Journalist Interviewed SFLG’s Debra Schoenberg About Why High Net-Worth Individuals Retain a Private Judge

Divorce Journalist Ilyssa Panitz interviewed SFLG’s Debra Schoenberg about why celebrities and other high net-worth individuals would retain a private judge in a custody dispute. Hollywood A-listers Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie remain embroiled in a highly contentious custody battle for five of their six minor children. Now their fight is focused
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Signs You Are in a Toxic Marriage

Marriage can be a blessing, but it can also come with its highs and lows, and when arguments begin to cause severe problems in your marriage, it could be a sign that your relationship may need help. While disagreements about money and children are common in marriage, lack of trust, living in
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Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) and Divorce: What You Need to Know

Many Bay Area companies, especially tech companies based in Silicon Valley, compensate business executives and highly skilled employees through deferred compensation methods such as restricted stock units (RSUs) that vest over time to attract and retain top talent. As RSUs become a more common type of compensation, they can also become a
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The Trauma of Divorce—Is it PTSD?

When it comes to life’s most stressful situations, divorce ranks second only to the death of a loved one. Divorce is one of the most challenging things you can go through, and in some cases, it can be genuinely traumatic. In recent years, there’s a growing awareness of PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder).
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