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January 2019 Archives

Debt division and divorce: how mediation can help

Asset and debt division is one of the most contentious parts of many divorce proceedings. Even couples who’ve come to an amicable understanding about other issues (including child custody, spousal support, pet custody and more) may find themselves fighting about debt division. In a community property state, debts incurred during the marriage are usually divided equally by the court unless the parties come up with an alternative arrangement.

Is an uncontested divorce really possible?

A sad truth is that thousands and thousands of California couples divorce every year. After all, California has one of the highest divorce rates in the nation. It doesn’t mean that every divorce in our state ends up as a nasty, drawn-out event, though. In fact, most divorces are settled by the agreement of both parties.

Coping strategies during and after divorce

Divorce is, in a word, hard. It is stressful, even if it is uncontested or isn’t very complicated. There are myriad emotional, physical and financial ramifications to even the most basic divorce. This post will provide some coping strategies to help you get through this difficult time.

Will divorce doom your startup?

Innovation goes hand in hand with new and exciting startup possibilities, and that has been a huge part of San Francisco’s growth over the years. However, the time and energy it takes to run a new enterprise can put a marriage in deep trouble.

Education costs and child support

In San Francisco, the right education can be hard to find, and thus many choose to send their son or daughter to a private school. Private schools do not come cheap and when you are going through a divorce the continued cost of a private education can become overwhelming.

Family mediation Q & A

Many people are interested in potentially mediating their divorce dispute but want a bit more information about the process. This post will hopefully answer some lingering questions and give you more information to determine if mediation is right for you.

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