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Four (Surprising) Lessons from the Bezos Divorce

While the cheating scandals and astronomical net worth may have grabbed all the headlines, that really misses the mark when it comes to Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos’ divorce. You see, there’s always and easy way and a hard way to get divorced. Jeff and MacKenzie took the “easy” way. How? They looked at divorce as […]

Spousal Support

What is Spousal Support?

What is Spousal Support? Spousal Support is financial support that is sometimes paid from one spouse to the other, during and after a divorce. The higher earning spouse provides financial support to his or her spouse to help equalize the funds available to pay living expenses during the divorce process and after the divorce. Spousal […]

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Anti-Davis Legislation and the impact on Date of Separation in California

Senate Bill No. 1255 (Otherwise Known as the “Anti-Davis Legislation”) and What it Means for Couples who are Seeking to Establish a Date of Separation in California On July 25, 2016, Governor Brown approved Senate Bill No. 1255 (otherwise known as the “Anti-Davis Legislation”), which is an act to amend Sections 771, 910, 914, and […]

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How long does a divorce take? | Divorce Process San Mateo County

Divorce Process San Mateo County and other areas in California The most asked question of Collaborative professionals is, “how long will our divorce take?”  The answer comes from a combination of many factors.  The good news is that you and your spouse have the ability to impact each factor in ways that can lead to […]

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Identify Your Post-Divorce Financial Professionals Now

It is difficult to look ahead when you are in the midst of a divorce.  When beginning or enduring the divorce process, all your senses seem taxed to the fullest and the thought of one more task is daunting.  Yet you know that “some day” you will have to make plans for your life after […]

Will My Collaborative Divorce be Private? | San Mateo

Most people getting divorced today want to avoid that whole situation of “warring lawyers.” They believe that there must be a simpler way to get professional advice, and to settle their case, without having to engage in a battle between lawyers held in open court. They don’t want all of their problems aired in front […]

CPSMC Practice Group Meetings

January 10, 2014, All Day Annual Retreat February 20, 2014 4pm Case Conference March 20, 2014 12 noon Program April 17, 2014 12 noon, Case Conference May15, 2014 4pm, Ellen Bruno and her film “Split” June 19, 2013 4pm, Case Comference July 17, 2014 12 noon Deborah Wald, ESQ: Divorce in the LGBT community August […]

Thinking About Divorce? Divorce Options Workshop

A Community Service open to those who want to learn more about the process of divorce Saturday, December 13, 2014, January 10, February 14, 2015 9:30 am- 12:30 pm Location: Peninsula Jewish Community Center, 800 Foster City Blvd., Conference Room B, Foster City, CA 94404 Contact Barbara Seifer, LMFT at 650-344-3168 or bbseif@aol.com to reserve […]