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The Emotional Side of Divorce

By Jessica Sanchez, Esq.

“Divorce affects relationships in every aspect of the couple’s lives – the relationships with their children, both minor and adult, with extended family members, friend and community support systems, both in the present time and into the future. As the author Pat Conroy wrote, ‘Divorce has many witnesses, many victims…Each divorce is the death of a small civilization.'”

In “Why is divorce so stressful” Dr. Carol Hughes, Ph.D., LMFT, talks about the impact of divorce on the lives of the people involved. Click here to read her full post.

Premarital Agreements & The Collaborative Process

“The Collaborative Process takes most of the stress out of the creation of a premarital agreement at a time when you are undergoing the tension and burden of planning your wedding.”

Great post by Leslee J. Newman, Esq. Click here for the full list.

Mom and Dad, Here’s What I Need During Your Divorce

“It may feel like uncharted waters, but you can successfully navigate this uncertain time—and help your kids emerge from it feeling loved, confident, and strong.”

MFT and Coach, Jann Glasser, shares important advice on meeting your child’s needs during the divorce process. Read her full post here.

Divorce & Foreclosure

By: Laurel Starks, Divorce Real Estate Expert

Foreclosures with equity are a different animal than the foreclosure of an upside-down mortgage – and the stakes are tremendously high. They do not discriminate from high asset cases, low income cases, or anything in between – foreclosures happen in all neighborhoods, in all socioeconomic demographics.

With everything to lose and nothing to gain, it’s important that the family law professional team recognizes these financially lethal situations and handles them accordingly.

Below is a true story that just happened a few weeks ago. It illustrates the twists & turns in the life of a homeowner dealing with foreclosure, what the results were, and what steps should have been taken to avoid the collateral damage that was done.

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Upcoming: Divorce Options

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The Basics: Community Property vs. Separate Property in California

By Jessica Sanchez, Esq.

Infographic on The Basics of Community Property vs. Separate Property in California

I didn’t respond to the Petition filed by my spouse, how can I find out if a Request to Enter Default has been entered?

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If you have not received a notice of request to enter default, a notice of default judgment, AND it’s not appearing on the online case summary, it’s very likely default has not yet been entered. When you go to file your response, they will either accept the filing (no default filed) or reject it (default filed).

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Infographic: Divorce & The Self-Represented Litigant

By Jessica Sanchez, Esq. Infographic Divorce and The Self-Represented Litigant

Is Inherited Property Considered Part of Community Property During Divorce in CA if it’s Located in a Foreign Country?

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The unequivocal answer is NO. Inherited property is always separate property under California law… UNLESS the spouse who inherited the property added the other spouse’s name to the title of that property, thereby indicating, under California Law that s/he wishes to gift an interest in the property to his/her spouse.

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A Comparison of Marriage & Divorce Rates for 2014

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