Divorce Resources

Helpful Online Divorce Resources for Parents and Children

There are a number of helpful websites and online resources available to parents and children before, during and after a divorce.  Here are just a few worth checking out: Sharing of Children’s Schedules and Information Married, separated or divorced couples with children can benefit from maintaining a shared calendar of child-related events. This can be […]

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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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Collaborative Divorce Counseling | Will a Collaborative Divorce Work For Me?

You may be asking yourself whether you and your spouse are good candidates for Collaborative Divorce Counseling.  Here is a list of 7 attributes that will help you determine whether you and your spouse are good candidates.   The more that you and your spouse are able to achieve these attributes, the better suited you may […]

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Divorcing?? You want the house?? Be careful what you wish for | Divorce Tax Issues

Your family is splitting up. You may want to understand Divorce Tax Issues related to your situation. With so much changing, you want to make sure you can keep the house. It’s where you have raised your children and created memories. Emotionally, you can’t imagine leaving the house behind or being happy anywhere else. You […]

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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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Dating During Your Divorce | Divorce San Mateo County

Clients frequently ask whether it is okay for them to date during their divorce.  If you are grappling with this question in your own life, here are five things to keep in mind. Your dating could have unintended consequences for your divorce. While California is a “no-fault” state, dating while your divorce is pending could […]

Twelve Essential Questions to Ask a Family Law Attorney in the Initial Interview

It can be overwhelming to speak to an attorney for the first time, particularly when you are experiencing a challenging situation like a divorce.  Here are some questions you might consider asking in your initial consultation: How much do you charge per hour? How much of a retainer do you require?  How often might I […]

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Collaborative Prenups are For Lovers | Premarital Agreement San Mateo

By Tanya Prioste and Pamela Canter You’re getting married – congratulations!  But before the big day comes you should talk about your expectations of one another, especially as it relates to your financial future together.  A Collaborative premarital agreement is the perfect format to do that.  Some people think prenups are unromantic or unnecessary, or […]

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Introducing PDDs: the Nuts and Bolts of Financial Disclosures during Divorce

Introducing PDDs: the Nuts and Bolts of Financial Disclosures during Divorce In the chaos and confusion of divorce, we feel many things.  Often, we feel heartbroken or betrayed.  Other times, we are angry or frustrated, and, still other times, we simply cannot understand why this is happening.  During this emotional time, it can be difficult […]

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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 […]