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What Is An Uncontested Divorce And How Does It Work In The State Of California?

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Whenever you can avoid going to court, spending unnecessary money and time, and getting yourself stressed out, you’re doing well. An uncontested divorce in California may help you avoid court, save money and time, and miss out on some of the stress that comes whenever someone chooses and initiates the…

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California Grounds for Divorce: Do I Need a Reason?

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Filing a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage is the initial document that you file with the courts to start a divorce proceeding in California. The filing spouse (the petitioner) will request the court to terminate the marriage under specified grounds. It is important to note that California is a no-fault…

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How Long Does It Take to Finalize a Divorce in California?

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After filing for divorce in California, you may wonder how long you have to wait for everything to actually finalize. Unfortunately, the answer is not as simple as you think. While it is true that there is a minimum six month waiting period, your divorce case could technically take longer…

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How Do You Pay Your Divorce Fees?

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There are two ways in which your divorce fees will be paid in a California divorce, and they will depend on the circumstances of your case. The first falls under Family Code Section 2030. Under this section, the judge will have a need-based award amount issued. This is how the…

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What You Need to Know About Divorcing an Alcoholic

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Divorce itself is hard, but what if you need to divorce an alcoholic spouse? Will the process be different or the same? Unfortunately, the experience is never the same – even if you were to compare your case to another case where someone had to divorce an alcoholic spouse. That…

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Social Security Benefits and Your Divorce: Will They Be Affected?

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There are a lot of benefits that become muddled during the divorce process – and Social Security is one of them. Your Social Security benefits provide for ex-spouses almost like they do for current spouses. When collecting benefits on an ex-spouse’s earnings, you are not affecting his or her own…

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How to Deal with the Stress of Divorce

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Divorce is one of the most difficult stages of anyone’s life. It will bring out negative emotions – from depression to anxiety to anger and more. You most likely will experience extreme bouts of stress, which could affect your daily life and even your career. The best thing to do…

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The Risks of a Pro Se Divorce

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These days, most consumers are about DIY. You can find most of the information you need online, and there are plenty of websites out there that claim to help you through whatever it is you’re trying to achieve. While this is fine for some things, doing your own divorce should…

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Five Things to Know About Collaborative Divorce

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Collaborative divorces are divorces wherein the spouses agree to work through their divorce together, instead of going to court. This is an option that every divorcing couple has, but rarely do they use. Collaborative divorces are becoming increasingly common – especially as more couples realize the time and cost savings…

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How to Divorce with Dignity

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Divorce is not an easy process – even if you are the one initiating the proceeding. Regardless of how long you were married, divorce takes an emotional toll that no one expects and no one can prepare for adequately enough. With emotions heightened, it is easy to act unlike yourself….