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The Enlightened Divorce Blog™ offers solutions to situations that people commonly encounter in relationship break up, especially in California. Our vision is larger than simply to attract clients to our family law firm, although that is my desire too. We hope to help demystify the law and procedures surrounding family court litigation. We also want to share client and interest's centered peacemaking and mediation philosophies and mindfulness pointers for de-escalating divorce and family law conflict, and to explore the best current practices in the mental health sciences that might apply to your circumstances.

The family law search engine (very upper right hand corner of every page) may aid you in finding tips and insights that are relevant to your family law matter. You will find hundreds of articles here. We also maintain Desert Family Mediation Services (DFMS) if you are interested in learning about divorce mediation. Indeed, while we don't have time to also update our DFMS Family Peacemaking Blog with new materials, if you are considering attitudes towards mediation and peacemaking and whether mediation might be appropriate to your situation, please click the preceding link.

We provide a California Family Law Statutes portal, containing over 400 California Family Code sections, along with relevant California and local court rules and other codes. There is commentary about them throughout our sites, including "how-to's" and "Thurman's practice tips."

We also offer a Family Law Forms Page which includes the California Judicial Council mandatory and optional forms with instructions on when and how to use them. We are regularly adding blogs, articles, and other useful materials.

Beginning January 12, 2014, we have created a new page and subpages that will come to contain hundreds of free sample divorce forms and pleadings, including discovery exemplars, stipulations, and soon much more. This is extremely time consuming, as each document from a library accumulated over 32 years of family law practice has to be sanitized to protect my former client's confidentiality, but we are working our way through the layers of material to add. All the more reason to support us through social media, neh?

Please feel free to write a comment on any blog - I love to respond to comments, and others may find our discussion useful. Everything you find here is original material by Thurman W. Arnold, III or Michael C. Peterson, Esq.; beginning in January, 2013, we are inviting superior legal professionals and mental health professionals to contribute relevant Guest Blogs in order to expand the information available to the public in what aspires to become the "Internet of Everything Divorce."

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