Divorce Mediation

What Does a Lawyer Do in a Divorce?

It’s normal to wonder whether you need to hire an attorney once the idea of divorce becomes a reality for you. Hiring an attorney is a major expense. If you already stand to sustain substantial financial losses from your divorce, you may find it difficult to justify the expense of hiring an Oceanside divorce lawyer …

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Understanding Limited Scope Representation in CA Family Law

It is not uncommon for people facing family-related legal matters to wonder whether they need legal counsel to navigate these issues. Family law matters can vary greatly in terms of scope and impact. You could be facing an intense divorce that is bitterly contested and bound to involve highly complex and sensitive issues, or you …

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Divorce mediation is a positive alternative to litigation

Marriages end for a variety of reasons for couples in California and across the United States. While the term “divorce” often conjures up images of anger, pain and hatred as well as lengthy struggles in the courtroom, this is not the only way to bring a marriage to an end. Divorce litigation can be costly …

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How to increase the odds of success in mediation

Mediation can be an effective tool for California couples who are facing the end of their marriage. However, there are some steps that people should take before starting the mediation process to increase its effectiveness. For instance, people may wish to prepare for a variety of outcomes as opposed to aiming for a specific conclusion. …

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Prenuptial agreements can help couples plan for the future

Many California couples planning on marriage are also considering prenuptial agreements. As increasing numbers of people marry with strong careers and significant assets already on hand, a prenuptial agreement can seem to be a great way to protect both parties’ interests and cut down on lengthy and expensive legal disputes in the case of a …

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Prenups do not mean that people are planning to divorce

Some Californians are taken aback when their fiancés tell them that they want to draft prenuptial agreements. However, having one may actually be smart for both parties for multiple reasons if it is drafted and negotiated correctly. Sugggesting a prenuptial agreement does not necessarily mean that a person is planning for a marriage to end before it …

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Working together to reach a child custody agreement

When California parents who are going through a divorce are trying to resolve child custody dispute, they have options available other than having a judge make a decision after a trial. These include informal negotiations and alternate dispute resolution proceedings. Both of these options allow the parents to work together, meaning they are more likely …

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