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  • California Divorce & Taxes: Can I File Jointly?

    Divorce and taxes: arguably the worst dinner party topic known to man, but also essential knowledge for spouses who’re splitting during tax season. In this blog post, we will discuss if you can file your taxes jointly during divorce proceedings. Can We File Jointly During a California Divorce? In the legal world, couples going through a divorce are still married. In the world of taxes, if you’re ...
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  • What to Do if Your Ex Cuts You Off

    If you’re like most people, a divorce will cause serious financial changes in your life; you’ll really notice the changes if you and your ex have made a habit of sharing your individual incomes or if you’re unemployed. As San Bernardino divorce lawyers , we’ve seen several cases that involved the earning party withholding money from the unemployed spouse. While it’s unfair and wrong, it happens. ...
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  • Divorce After a Short-Term Marriage

    If you’re part of a couple who dated only a short time and headed straight for the altar, you’re not alone. Hundreds of thousands of people have bright, burning flames… and many of them die out prematurely. If that sounds like you, you won’t be alone if you choose to head to a San Bernardino divorce lawyer’s office . Determining property division and hammering out child custody is a challenge; ...
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  • Quantity vs. Quality - Spending Time with Your Children During Divorce

    When you’re tangled up in a divorce, it’s hard to find enough time in the day. You have to maintain your regular obligations, such as work and everyday life, while juggling the duties of a single parent and squeezing in appointments and phone calls with your San Bernardino divorce attorney . Your lawyer will help you create a child custody agreement that works for your whole family, but making ...
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  • Fostering Healthy Parent-child Relationships During and After Divorce

    Divorce can be confusing for children, and it’s natural for them to gravitate toward one parent throughout the process. Unfortunately, we’ve seen some cases in our San Bernardino family law offices in which children take sides; that’s not pleasant for anyone. Your attorney will help you create a child custody agreement that works for your whole family, but making sure that your kids have a healthy ...
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  • Preventing Foreclosure In Divorce

    A married couple that purchases a home oftentimes does so jointly, meaning that the loan obtained from the bank and the title to the property are in two names. When a couple divorces, one of the largest assets that will have to be divided is the home. If a couple is unable to determine what to do with the home, they may face foreclosure. What are my options to prevent foreclosure? The best bet to ...
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  • Symptoms Of Divorce-related Depression

    Many things can trigger depression, and if we’re looking at stressful life events as a cause, divorce certainly fits the bill. You’re dealing with so much stress right now—even if you don’t feel like it—and that can put you on the path to clinical depression. As San Bernardino divorce lawyers , we’ve worked with many clients who were fighting an uphill battle with depression, so we’d like you to ...
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  • Who Gets Custody Of Your Family Friends After Divorce

    Your San Bernardino divorce lawyer will help you reach a fair settlement when it comes to property division , child support and alimony , but there’s one thing he or she can’t do: divide custody of your friends. Many people report that they lose friends during divorce. Sometimes friends feel like they have to take sides; other times, there are reasons that don’t seem to make sense on the surface. ...
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  • Help! My Ex Is Keeping All My Stuff!

    As San Bernardino divorce lawyers, we hear it too often: “My ex is holding all my stuff hostage!” It’s too bad that people will resort to this type of behavior, and while it is a bump in the road, it doesn’t mean you’ll never see your belongings again. That said, one of the most important things you need to do before you attempt to get your belongings back from your ex is talk to your San ...
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  • My Spouse Doesn't Have A Divorce Lawyer - Now What?

    Whether you’re the one who filed or your spouse took the first steps toward dissolving your marriage, you might be a bit surprised to find out that your ex hasn’t hired a divorce lawyer . Maybe it’s because he or she can’t afford it; perhaps there are personal reasons. Either way, if your ex doesn’t have an attorney, how does it all work? The Downside of Self-Representation During Divorce While ...
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  • Picking Your Battles During Divorce

    “Pick your battles.” How many times have you heard that as an adult? Here’s the thing: it’s especially true during divorce. While it seems counterproductive—isn’t divorce a battleground?—when you’re splitting from your spouse, it’s exactly what you need to do. Your San Bernardino divorce lawyer has probably already brought it up (and if he or she hasn’t, brace yourself; it’s coming). Pick Your ...
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  • Determining Child Custody In California

    Wondering about what will happen to your child in the event that you and their other parent decide to split up? Whether married or unmarried, child custody is on every parent’s mind when it comes to being a single parent. Each state has their own laws regarding child custody, which will develop a blueprint for how a custody agreement is decided by the court. How does the court decide to grant ...
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  • How To Cope When Your Ex Harasses You At Work

    As much as we’d like to sometimes, we can’t control what other people do. When your ex harasses you at work, it’s embarrassing, distracting and an all-around pain. Whether you’re receiving nasty phone calls, being inundated with texts or emails, or your ex goes all-out and shows up at your workplace to cause a scene, harassment is never pleasant. It’s never acceptable, either. If your ex won’t ...
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  • Who Gets The Family Dog

    During your divorce, the things that you and your spouse own will be governed by California’s property division laws . If you have children, your San Bernardino divorce lawyer will help you draft a child custody agreement that’s fair to everyone involved, and everything else will fall into place. But what happens to the family dog? Pet custody battles are becoming more and more common, but under ...
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  • How To Explain Divorce To Young Children

    Kids under the age of five are busy learning family dynamics and relationships. But what happens when the family dynamics that children have been learning are disrupted by divorce and a change of environment? Rest assured that as San Bernardino divorce lawyers , we’ve seen many couples who have young children going through divorces. The good news is that with the right explanations, ...
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