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A well-written child custody agreement within your divorce agreement will help you co-parent children more successfully after divorce. It is the most important document you will craft as parents and deserves your best effort. It can be 1 page long or 20 pages long, but it must detail how you plan...

Many people believe that in order to obtain a divorce in California, they must be “legally separated" first.  This is not true.  Legal Separation and Divorce do not necessarily go hand in hand, although the process for obtaining each one is nearly identical.  You do not need to obtain a...

Legal separation is very similar to a divorce with one very important distinction - that the parties remain legally married.  You must file the same documents that you would for a divorce, pay the same fees to the court, and have your spouse properly served with a Summons and a Petition, as well...

The most common reason an individual struggles with doing his own divorce is that the paperwork is often confusing and always overwhelming.  Some of the terminology is difficult to understand as well, and failure to mark one little box or submit one single form in a timely manner could result in...

Your marriage is over.  That in itself is extremely stressful and confusing; figuring out what to do next is often overwhelming.  Do you have to hire an attorney?  Perhaps if the issues pertaining to your divorce are complex, it’s probably the better idea.  Even if your issues are fairly...

Check out this video on preparing your legal documentation. We highly recommend you do not go it alone.