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Simplified Overview of How Property Rights Are Determined In Divorce | Dividing Community and Separate Property

Thurman's Best Attempt At a Simple Outline of the Divorce Process - Issues Involving Money Many people bump into the Enlightened Divorce Blog™ while trying to figure out how to handle, ...
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Second Opinion Divorce and Family Law Consults Offered in January, 2017 At An Experimental Fixed Rate!

Want a California Divorce or Family Law Second Opinion On Your Pending or Soon to Be Filed Case from Expert and Experienced Family Law Attorneys? ~ Please Don't Blow Yourself Up ~ I've decided ...
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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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Navigating the Minefields of Divorce From a Narcissist - One Path Out of the Swath of Destruction!

"Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce from a Narcissist, and Heal Your Family " by Karyl McBride Ph.D A Book Review by Thurman W. Arnold, III CFLS "Help! ...
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I Am Recently Divorced, and Didn't Handle Our Marital Finances. Can You Give Me Any INVESTMENT ADVICE and What About GOLD?

Q. I divorced last April, and received a significant amount of money in our divorce settlement. I have two daughters, ages 15 and 19. What are your thoughts about investing the money that was my share ...
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Self-Represented Party Needs TIPS On How to Take DIVORCE DEPOSITION With Production Request and How to Deal With Objections From Spouse's Attorney

Tips On Using Notices of Deposition Together With A Demand for Production in Divorce and Family Law Proceedings I was recently asked by a reader of our Enlightened Divorce Blog™ about how to ...
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My Spouse Has Placed a "Tracker" on My Car! Is "Techno-Stalking" Domestic Violence?

TECHNOLOGY, STALKING, AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: A GROWING JUDICIAL AND LEGISLATIVE RECOGNITION OF "ABUSE" By Michael C. Peterson, Esq. Introduction Over the past several months, some of my ...
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I Owe My Attorney $100,000 and She Is Reluctant to File a Breach of Fiduciary Duty Motion for Me - Should I Go It Alone?

Hi Mr. Arnold, I am in a very contentious divorce. Long story short: had a 7 day bifurcated trial on date of separation while judge refused to schedule a hearing for attorney fees before and during ...
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We Are Proud to Be One of the BEST DIVORCE WEBSITES On the Web!

The EnlightenedDivorceBlog™ Strives to Be the Most Relevant Divorce and Family Law Related Website on the Internet! I want to share with our readers something major that we've begun to ...
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Do I Have to Return THE ENGAGEMENT RING If We Don't Marry Or If We Later Divorce?

Q. I was given a beautiful and expensive diamond engagement ring by my fiancé. Now he says we shouldn't get married after all and he has demanded I return it! What are my rights? I ...
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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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RED FLAGS That Imply Your SPOUSE May Be PLANNING To CHEAT You!

Red Flags That Your Spouse May Be Planning To Cheat You In a Divorce ! Experienced divorce lawyers and forensic CPAs know a few things about suspicious conduct that might escape your attention as it ...
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I Am UNHAPPY With The FAMILY COURT'S RULING. What Can I Do?

TIPS FOR CHALLENGING TRIAL COURT RULINGS: AN OVERVIEW OF NON-APPEAL MECHANISMS, AND THEIR GROUNDS AND PROCEDURES So you have been given a decision in your case and you don't like all or part of ...
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Pre-Marriage TIPS for MEN - Surviving DIVORCE Without A Prenup!

Q. What steps can I take to protect my assets from divorce? My fiance refuses to sign a premarital agreement. Can I be protected without a prenup? A. Let's face it - while many men consult a ...
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Family Law ADVOCACY TIPS For Lawyers and Self-Represented Parties: The 80-20 Principle!

The 80-20 Principle and Tips For Drafting Pleadings and Making Better Presentations In Family Court I had the honor to participate recently in a workshop for the Family Law Section of the Desert Bar ...
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The Ten Biggest Mistakes People Make That Impair Their Rights Upon Divorce

The Most Common Mistakes That Radically Affect Marital Rights and Obligations Upon Separation or Divorce It is amazing how we tend to enter into the most important business relationship of our lives ...
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Dividing JOINTLY TITLED PROPERTY Acquired Before Marriage (or RDP) - Family Law Act or Partition?

Family Court Jurisdiction to Divide Jointly Titled Properties Acquired Before Marriage or Domestic Partnership Registration: Family Code Section 2650 My office seems to be the final resting place for ...
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A Family Court Judge's Perspective On EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY

Here is an article that Indio Superior Court Judge Dale R. Wells wrote for publication in the Desert Bar Association's, Family Law Section, monthly newsletter (June, 2012, Vol. 6:12). His article ...
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TIPS for Drafting Family Court DECLARATIONS

Rules for Declarations Filed In Family Court Whether you are a self-represented party or an attorney, I want to remind you that rules govern the declarations that you file in family law proceedings - ...
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Divorce and Family Law HORROR STORIES - How the System Is Broken! SHARE Yours With Us?

Share Your Family Law Horror Story ? I want to thank all of you who write me about the difficult circumstances and horror stories surrounding your divorce and other family law matters, both in and out ...
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FORM 8332 NOW MANDATORY TO CLAIM DEPENDENCY EXEMPTIONS

Form 8332 Must Be Submitted With Your Return If A Noncustodial Parent Wishes to Receive the Dependency Exemption for a Child There has been an important 2011 change in IRS policies with regard to the ...
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How Do I PROTECT Monies Loaned By MY FAMILY For LOANS I Use For ATTORNEY FEES?

Loans From Family and Friends to Pay Attorney Fees For Your Divorce Unfortunately for those who love or care about you, often the only source of funds to hire or keep a family law attorney involved in ...
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Family Court EVIDENCE Rules - What Is HEARSAY?

An Overview of the "Hearsay Rule" and Its Applications to Divorce and Family Law Proceedings We give the best divorce and family law advice available on the Internet - here's a primer ...
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What Is the MARITAL PRIVILEGE in California Family Law and When Does It Apply to Testimony?

Marital Privileges Not To Testify Against Spouse or Domestic Partner Sometimes married persons who are in litigation with third parties (i.e., former spouses and co-parents) are asked to reveal ...
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If DATE OF SEPARATION Is Contested, What Do Courts Look At?

Q. If I contest date of separation, what evidence do courts look at? A. The question for trial courts is: Does one or both spouses objectively and subjectively act and appear as though they intend a ...
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