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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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Making Attorneys Accessible to Family Law Litigants: 2011 ATTORNEY FEE REVISIONS TO THE FAMILY CODE

December is new legislation month at the Enlightened Divorce Blog™ presented by southern California Family Law Attorney Thurman W. Arnold. My goal is to inform you well, and early on, on any ...
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WHY Should I Consider a LEGAL SEPARATION?

Q. My Wife has filed for legal separation. Is this something that I should consider instead of divorce? TIP: A Judgment of Legal Separation can only granted where both parties agree and so consent to ...
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DISCOVERY in California Marital Proceedings - What Are Requests for Admission?

Q. How do I use Requests for Admission in my dissolution proceeding? What Are Requests for Admission? Requests for Admission ("RFA's") can be a useful discovery tool in family law ...
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What is a GAVRON WARNING and how does it affect my right to SPOUSAL SUPPORT?

Q. I was at our first court hearing last week requesting child and spousal support. My husband's attorney asked the judge to give me a "Gavron Warning". The judge said he would consider ...
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When can I file for LEGAL SEPARATION in CALIFORNIA?

Q. Can I file for legal separation in California if I just moved here from Arizona? In order to be entitled to file an action for legal separation, a spouse does not need to be a resident of the State ...
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If my Wife and I are separated, do I have to pay the CREDIT CARDS she ran up after leaving?

Q. My Wife and I are separated. Am I liable for her debts she incurs once we split up? James, Blythe, CA Credit Card Debt and Divorce If you are a co-signor on, for instance, a credit card account you ...
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Am I LIABLE for my spouse's PREMARITAL DEBT?

Q. Am I liable for my spouse's pre-marital debt? A. Yes, and no. Whether you are liable for debts of your spouse depends on what kind of property exists and is available to satisfy a debt. ...
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Why is the date of PHYSICAL SEPARATION legally important?

Q. Why is the idea of 'physical separation' important in California divorce or domestic partnership dissolutions? A. The idea of "physical separation" is one of the most important ...
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What Is a LEGAL SEPARATION in California?

Q. What is meant by "separation" in California, and is legal separation a good idea? A. There are two contexts in which the word separation is used in divorce and family law in California: ...
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How Are SOCIAL SECURITY benefits Treated In DIVORCE?

Q. How are Social Securities Benefits Divided in Divorce? Social Security Benefits are included in the definition of "income available for support" of Family Code section 4058. That means ...
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What is permanent SPOUSAL SUPPORT in California?

Q. What rights do I have to permanent spousal support? I live in Palm Desert, CA. Suzanne A. Permanent spousal support is not usually "permanent," although it can be in cases of very long ...
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