What is a Restraining Order?

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A restraining order, sometimes called a protective order, is a court order that can protect someone from being physically or sexually abused, threatened, stalked, or harassed. It imposes certain behaviors and requirements on the offender with legal consequences should the offender fail to comply. The person who obtains the restraining order is called the “protected […]

Why You Should File for Divorce First

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Many people going through a divorce are often caught off guard by the initial filing. They may have felt the issues plaguing the marriage weren’t enough to warrant a divorce, or perhaps they thought they had conducted their undesirable behavior in secrecy. Whatever reasons prompted the divorce, the spouse caught unaware is at a disadvantage. […]

Emails & Divorce – What You Need to Know

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The content of emails can serve as evidence in court proceedings, so take care to be judicious in who has access to your emails and how you express yourself within them. Taking the following advice into account can help you use email in a way that protects you and keeps you on the best path […]

How Long Does Getting a Divorce Take?

How long does getting a divorce take? There is not a definitive answer for everyone. A lot of factors come into play such as where you live, how quickly the pair can come to agreement on terms of the divorce, and more.  Here are a few things that affect the overall timing. How Long Does […]

Pet Custody Laws in California

You may think of your dog as your fur child, but California law would not agree. In regards to the law, they are really no different than the precious items or the home. But in more and more homes in California, splitting the pets can get pretty contentious. When you put all of your expenses […]

This is Why the Date of Separation is Important in California

Most people might not think it really matters when they separate from their spouse. However, the date of separation can play a big role in divorce proceedings, particularly when it comes to finances. Officially, a date of separation is when a spouse decides they do not want to continue with a marriage. Separation comes into […]

What is a Child Custody Agreement?

Families that have everything planned out for them and are living the good life with their kids together under one roof feel that they may never need to learn about custody agreements and visitation schedules. But the issue is that these divorce is real and can happen to your family. One thing spouses always need […]