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Find Out Why Court-Ordered Mediation Is A Good Thing

Two high-profile divorcing couples are currently in court-ordered mediation as they hash out child custody arrangements. “Real Housewives of Orange County” star Shannon Beador and her soon-to-be ex David are meeting with a mediator...

What Happens if Mediation Fails?

We’ve written previously about the ongoing divorce case between Jesse Jackson, Jr. and his wife, Sandi. In that previous article, we shared news that Jesse and his lawyer were successful in having his child...
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Marital Debt Division in a California Divorce

When a couple decides to divorce, they divide more than assets. They must also divide debt that has been incurred during the marriage. California is considered a “community property” state. This means assets acquired...
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Is Confronting Your Ex a Good Idea?

For most men, confronting a former spouse about bad behavior is a recipe for disaster, particularly if the spouse is trying to lure the husband into an incriminating situation for personal gain and sympathy...
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Valentine’s Day Without Your Ex

If you are facing divorce, this may be your first Valentine’s Day without your spouse. This can cause some deep feelings to surface; you may be surprised how sad you feel as the day...
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The Truth About Divorce Statistics

Marriage and divorce statistics would seem to be straightforward topics for discussion, but they are often complicated. For example, it is common for experts to casually declare that 50 percent of all marriages end...
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Estate Planning After A Divorce

Divorce involves many important decisions about how to separate and re-title assets. Sometimes more immediate financial decisions overshadow your need to make changes in your long-term estate planning. Most spouses do not want the...