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Discreet California DIVORCE ANALYSIS Consults for Mediators and Out-of-State Attorneys

California Family Law Consults for Lawyers and Non-Lawyer Mediators I have for a number of years made myself available to provide detailed second legal opinions involving a wide range of California ...
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Announcing Our New SAMPLE Attorneys' Divorce and Family Law Library!

New: Sample and Exemplar Forms For Drafting Pleadings and Discovery in Marital Dissolution and Family Law Cases in January, 2014 we began cobbling together a form library containing selected pleadings ...
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A REVIEW of the Top California Marriage Based FIDUCIARY DUTY STATUTES

What Are the Key California Fiduciary Duty Statutes, and How Are They Applied ? Part I - Introduction to Fiduciary Duties Given the large number of reversals of fiduciary duty claims at the trial ...
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WEBCAM Divorce and (SECOND OPINION) Family Law Consults!

Second Opinion Family Law Consults You have found this website because you have questions about a system of rules that is alien and certain to dramatically change the landscape of your life, ...
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Alternatives to Family Court and the Challenge of Mediating Cases With Strong Emotions

Mediate, Don't Litigate, Your CA Divorce! Some of you know that my hope for people with family law crises is that they mediate their disputes, rather than litigate them. This is why I am a ...
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MEDIATION Is a BETTER ALTERNATIVE To FAMILY COURT For Some

Family Court May Be The Common Denominator For Many Families When Relationship Conflicts Require Intervention, But It Should Always Be Recognized As The Forum Of Last Resort ! California Family Courts ...
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How Do I Get An Order for ATTORNEY FEES in a COMPLEX CASE?

Q. My divorce seems like it has stalled. My wife operates our family business, we own several properties including a commercial building and she collects the rents, she isn't cooperating with me ...
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What does "COMMUNITY PROPERTY WITH RIGHT OF SURVIVORSHIP" Mean?

Q. I am considering a divorce. I have found the deed to our home, and I see that the grant deed by which we took title is held like this "to Jim... and Mary..., husband and wife, as Community ...
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How Do I Use a MARITAL BALANCE SHEET to Figure Out How to Best DIVIDE OUR PROPERTY?

Q. I am considering filing for divorce, and am beginning to pencil out what the division of our assets and debts might look like. What is a good way to go about this? A. Prepare a Marital Balance ...
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How Can I Be Sure a Court Will Enforce My AGREEMENT Reached With My Spouse OUT OF COURT?

Q. My wife and I reached some agreements about support and property division in our divorce. Neither of us have attorneys. I want to write something up that is enforceable. Is there anything I should ...
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How do CALIFORNIA COURTS divide EDUCATION LOANS?

Q. My husband completed his training as a doctor after we married. He incurred substantial educational loans which we paid off during the marriage. What rights to I have for recovering those costs? ...
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Do I need a COHABITATION AGREEMENT?

Q. I am thinking about asking my girlfriend to move in with me. Should I be considering a Cohabitation Agreement and what would it say? A lawyer's job is to give conservative advice that protects ...
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Q. Who is liable for debts that we assign between us in our divorce settlement?

Q. Who is liable for debts that we assign between us in our divorce settlement? After property is divided incident to divorce or legal separation it is no longer community property; it is the separate ...
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Is a WAIVER OF SPOUSAL SUPPORT in a PRENUP VALID?

Q. Before I married we signed a prenup that says I waived any right to spousal support. Is this valid? Clarissa, Carmel, CA Maybe yes, maybe no. Sections 1612 and 1615 of the California Family Code ...
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