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Who Gets the House in a California Divorce?

A common point of dissension during a divorce case in California is, “Who gets the house?” Your home is where you have made memories, grown as a family and put down your roots. You might have put a lot of money, time and work into your home. It is natural to want
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How to Establish Paternity in California

Paternity is a major subsection of family law in California. Every day, people file cases with the family courts in California seeking to establish parental rights, challenge paternity, contest a child’s adoption or modify a child support order. Cases involving paternity disputes can be difficult to handle alone. Luckily, you have the
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How to Get an Uncontested Divorce in California

The ease of your divorce case will depend largely on whether it is contested or uncontested. An uncontested divorce is the most desirable kind, as it allows a couple to get a divorce without going to trial. While an uncontested divorce is not possible for everyone, most couples try this route before
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Relationship Got Rocky Over Quarantine? 

Lockdowns, shelter-in-place orders, and quarantines related to the COVID-19 pandemic have led many couples to their boiling points. Time trapped together at home can exacerbate existing problems in a relationship, as well as create new ones. If you and your spouse have been arguing more during quarantine, you are not the only
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Risks and Types of Child Abuse and Neglect

Child abuse and neglect are terrible crimes that impact thousands of children around the U.S. Child abuse is a tragedy that can lead to serious short- and long-term effects on a child, from physical injuries to emotional trauma. If you are someone in a position to potentially help a child, such as
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Signs of Child Abuse in Parental Custody Agreements

A custody agreement can be a matter of contention in many divorce cases. Most parents, however, want what is best for their children – even if that means compromising on parenting time or giving up some holidays. In some families, however, the sad truth is that a parent may not want what
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Parents: How to Talk to Your Children About Divorce

For many couples, the hardest part of a divorce is how it affects the children. Divorce could greatly impact a child mentally and emotionally. Announcing that you and your spouse are divorcing will be a difficult conversation with your child no matter what age. Knowing how to talk to your child about
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How to Find a Divorce Lawyer if You Can’t Afford One

Being unable to afford an attorney during your divorce could put you at a disadvantage – especially if your spouse has already hired one. A San Francisco divorce lawyer can be of great help during a divorce case, guiding you through complex legal processes and family laws in California. If you cannot
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