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Post-Holiday Seasons See Spike in Divorces, Year After Year

Research has found that most divorce filings occur in March and August. What is it about these two months that would attract more people to divorcing than others? Holidays and vacations are the main ...
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Getting Through the Workday During Divorce

One of the first things to fall away by the wayside when someone goes through a divorce is their motivation at work. Quite understandably, the pending divorce can be a major distraction that takes ...
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Questions to Ask an Attorney Before Starting the Divorce Process in CA

When you begin reaching out to Orange County divorce attorneys, it’s likely that you have many concerns about the road ahead. You’re about to embark on a process that may affect your ...
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More California Child Custody Tips

As a follow up, the following are some further important points to consider for the best result in your custody battle. For advice specific to your situation, The Law Offices of W. Douglas McKeague ...
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California Child Custody Tips

You have a right to spend time with your child after a divorce or separation by virtue of being their biological parent, barring having been convicted of certain crimes. How much time you will be ...
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Connect With Attorney McKeague

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Checklist Documents to Show Your Divorce Attorney

A divorce can be a complicated process depending on how long you have been married and the property and debts you have acquired in that time. Splitting up the marital estate—all the property ...
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What is Divorce Good For?

You need to know what to expect when considering filing for divorce. A divorce usually entails a significant impact emotionally and financially and the better prepared you are for these changes, the ...
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Same-Sex Marriages Now Recognized & Granted in All 50 States

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court came to a 5-4 decision in favor of granting same-sex marriages in all 50 states. Not only do all states have to give out marriage licenses to same-sex couples ...
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Why is a Divorce Settlement Agreement Important to Your Case?

A divorce settlement agreement is a written document which is used to preserve any agreements between divorcing or separating spouses. In most cases, the following factors are involved in this ...
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Can Your Behavior Affect Your Divorce Proceedings?

Going through a divorce is often fraught with emotional strain and anxiety. You may feel hurt over how your spouse has treated you and this can lead to feelings of resentment. Acting upon such ...
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Can Adultery Affect a Divorce?

Will adultery affect your divorce settlement? The short answer is not really;, or not legally at least. California is a no-fault divorce state which means you can get divorced for almost any reason. ...
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Annulling a Marriage: The Basics

Annulment has often been a widely-misunderstood legal concept. Civil annulments (that is, annulments granted by the state) are similar to divorces in that they affect a marital status. The most ...
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How is Visitation Decided?

After custody is determined, the court may need to make visitation orders. Visitation is necessary when one parent has been given sole physical custody, which means that the child lives almost ...
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Divorce Records: Private or Public?

After a divorce has been finalized, the court will then hand the divorce records over to the state. The state will then file the records as either public or private. In California, the default filing ...
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Helping Your Child Cope with Divorce

While divorce is certainly difficult for both spouses involved, it is almost more emotionally damaging for the children. When children experience changes in all that they've ever known, it can ...
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Who Gets the Dog/Cat? Divorce & Your Pets

Divorce can be tough, especially when it comes to dividing property. But would you really consider your beloved cat, dog, or other family pet property? The state of California presumes any pet that ...
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Divorce with a Family Business

When it comes to divorce, most people are concerned about one thing: how assets will be divided. Property and asset division can be extremely complex, especially when both spouses bring different ...
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Marriage Annulment Basics

There are 3 main ways to dissolve a marriage in California: annulment, legal separation, and divorce. Either spouse can decide to end a marriage and the other spouse cannot stop the process by ...
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Is There a Benefit to Filing for Divorce Before My Spouse?

If you have considered filing for divorce, you may be wondering whether or not you would benefit from "striking first"—meaning, serving your spouse with divorce papers before they have ...
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Top Ten Most Frequent Misconceptions About California Divorce

I will be legally able to remarry six months after my divorce is filed… correct? In the State of California, marital status cannot terminate for at least six months and one day from the date ...
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Can Social Media Affect My Divorce?

Use of social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc., could put you at a disadvantage in a divorce. It is an interesting fact that 81% of the lawyers holding membership in the American ...
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Differences Between Legal Separation and Divorce

When a couple decides to formally end their marriage or domestic partnership, they have two legal options available to them in California: legal separation and divorce. Our qualified Orange County, ...
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Who Gets What In A Divorce?

You've made the decision to file for either a legal separation or divorce and your assets and debt will need to be divided. If the parties involved cannot reach a mutually beneficial decision on ...
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What is a No Fault Divorce?

In California, spouses can file for "no-fault divorces" when they intend to dissolve their marriage. A no fault divorce basically means that the spouse asking for the divorce does not have ...
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