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  • How Remarriage Affects Child Custody

    Once a divorce has been finalized, it is quite common for one or both individuals to remarry either sooner or later down the road. But when a divorced parent decides to tie the knot once again, how does remarriage impact the child custody arraignment from a previous marriage? The answer: it depends on the circumstances of the new marriage. Unless the new relationship affects the child or the ...
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  • Child Custody and Keeping Your Kids

    Child custody often doesn’t pan out so smoothly. Although parents do have the chance to work out an out-of-court agreement—usually with input from attorneys—contention can indelibly disrupt communication. As a result, it’s left up to the court to make a decision on behalf of the child’s best interests. Factors That Affect Child Custody In determining a child’s best interests, California law ...
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  • Enforcing Divorce Judgements: Making Your Ex-Spouse Comply with Orders

    When a divorce court judge finalizes the terms of a divorce , everything written in the resulting divorce judgement needs to be respected by both ex-spouses and followed as closely to the letter as possible. Despite the power behind a divorce judgement or decree, it is still only a piece of paper. Dishonest or untrustworthy ex-spouses may decide to simply ignore what was written or approved by the ...
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  • Child Custody Contests When Your Ex-Spouse is an Alcoholic

    Alcoholism is a disease that can turn the most amicable person into a danger. Due to the unpredictability of alcohol use and abuse, family law courts are generally uncomfortable or unwilling to assign any amount of child custody rights – including both legal custody and physical custody – to a known alcoholic. Doing so could easily jeopardize the child’s best interests, which a court may never do ...
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  • Bicyclist Fatally Injured in Collision with Driver on SR-133

    Police and accident reports out of Lake Forest, California are stating a bicyclist lost his life early Tuesday morning after being struck by a motorist near the intersection of Lake Forest Drive and Laguna Canyon Road, also called SR-133. The California Highway Patrol did not mention who might be liable for the accident, nor did it release the identity of any of the parties involved. A group of ...
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  • Summer Custody Arrangements

    Modifying Custody Arrangements for Summer Months While the summer months are generally likened to a time of rest, relaxation, and vacation, dealing with child custody issues can be like throwing a wrench into a machine. Child custody is one of the most complicated aspects of divorce , but it becomes ever so difficult to manage during summer vacation. Schedule changes can completely alter the ...
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  • Motorcycle Crash in Costa Mesa Costs 26-Year-Old Man His Life

    Victorville resident, Isael Acevedo Villafana was pronounced dead this past Sunday, May 21, after his motorcycle crashed into a parked car in Costa Mesa. Villafana was riding his motorcycle on the 800 block of Joann Street in the early evening this past Sunday, when he struck a parked car. Authorities received a report of the crash, which took place in a residential neighborhood, and sent the ...
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  • Divorce for Seniors

    The number of people in the United States who are 65 and older is 46 million. By 2060, that number will hit 98 million. With life expectancy increasing from 68 in 1950 to 79 in 2013, it’s no surprise those 65 and older may experience something as relatively common as divorce . Ever since ending a marriage became more socially acceptable, couples have decided to separate and go their different ways ...
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  • Divorce or Separation: Which Is Best for Me?

    Nobody ever enters into their marriage with the expectation that it will one day come to an end. Unfortunately, as we all know, divorce is a very real possibility for many modern couples with roughly half of all marriages ending in divorce. If you and your spouse have decided to part ways, you may be wondering whether a divorce or a legal separation is right for you. But what exactly is the ...
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  • Who Gets the House & Car During Divorce?

    Aside from maybe child custody , property division is usually one of the most hotly contested issues couples face during divorce – specifically regarding who gets control of the family home and car. In the state of California, couples are given the freedom to decide this on their own. If the parties cannot agree, however, the property will be divided by the Superior Court within their divorce ...
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  • Self-Employed and Divorcing?

    Property division during a typical divorce can be complicated to say the least of it. If your property is also the source of your income, as is the case for many self-employed couples that run a small business together, matters are sure to be even trickier. Success in such a situation will require some understanding of what to expect, helpful servings of preparation, and the keen eye of a legal ...
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  • Back to School: Getting Kids Into a Post-Divorce Routine

    So, your kids are gearing up to go back to school like always—but this time, you and your spouse are no longer together. That potentially means two new morning routines for your kids, two new commutes, and two different after-school routines. It’s always important to have a routine for your kids’ sake, but when it comes to their emotional health and academic success, keeping a smooth routine ...
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  • Limiting the Emotional Impact of Divorce Your Children Experience

    Divorce represents an intimidating hurdle for married couples but it can be an absolute shock to any children they share together. Every emotion that a spouse feels during divorce, a child that does not understand what is happening might feel twice as many and with three-times the impact. If you are going through a divorce, it is crucial that you keep your children’s emotions and happiness in ...
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  • Spousal Abuse

    Irvine Domestic Violence Attorney – (949) 681-9952 The thought of domestic violence against a spouse will usually conjure images of physical violence but this is not the only form of spousal abuse. If you have been abused by your spouse in any way, you need to seek legal help as soon as possible. If you are in immediate physical danger, you should also contact the authorities. Never do anything ...
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  • Divorce and the Holidays: When to File and How to Cope

    While the holiday season is typically a time of joy and family gatherings, this time of year can prove to be especially stressful if divorce is imminent. In addition to the emotional toll of separation and the triggering of various memories, several different questions can present themselves during this time. Should you file for divorce before or after the holidays, and what can you do to cope ...
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