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Silver Divorce: The Emotional Challenges for Divorcing Seniors

Those facing divorce in their senior or elderly years have unique challenges. In this post Fresno and San Diego divorce lawyer Rebecca Medina discusses silver divorce.

Divorce Alternatives

How to Prepare for Divorce in 2018

You may have good reason to want to complete your divorce this year. Your status as married versus single could affect your tax liability, health insurance, pension payments, and other matters. Here is what you need to know if you are getting divorced in 2018.

Divorce and Positive Habits

Positive Habits for Your Divorce

Going through a divorce is a traumatizing event. To some, it is almost like dealing with a death. There are a lot of feelings of despair, …

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Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner Appear to Prefer Amicable Divorce

We’ve seen a trend in divorces today getting resolved out of court, with spouses engaging in alternative means to sort out issues. Learn more in this post.

Can a Divorce Lawyer Subpoena Facebook Messages?

Can a Divorce Lawyer Subpoena Facebook Messages?

Social media is a public forum where you have very little expectation of privacy. Your spouse can use any information that is lawfully retrieved. But, what if you remove your posts or delete your entire Facebook profile?
Attorneys are commonly subpoenaing the opponent’s social media records to obtain crucial evidence. In addition, attorneys are employing computer forensics techniques to mine data that was intentionally destroyed or erased. You can fight the subpoena, but your safest bet is to avoid producing negative evidence.

QDRO and Divorce

QDRO: Do I Need One in My Divorce?

If you and/or your spouse contributed to an employer-sponsored retirement plan during your marriage and there is no prenuptial agreement changing the default rules, under …

social media and relationships

Social Media is Playing a Bigger Role in Divorce Cases

For many of us, social media is a near-constant presence in our lives. There are about 214 million active Facebook users in the United States …

Collaborative Divorce
Collaborative Divorce

What is Collaborative Divorce Versus Contested or Uncontested Divorce?

The end of a marriage is difficult for all parties concerned. However, some forms of marital dissolution are more difficult than others. This article compares contested divorce with collaborative divorce and uncontested divorce.

Prioritize Children Divorce

How to Prioritize Your Children During Your Divorce

When a couple decides to divorce, one of the most important early decisions should be to prioritize your children throughout the divorce process.  This starts with …

Couple's Therapy

How Helpful is Couple’s Therapy in Preventing Divorce?

Many couples who are considering a divorce decide to go through couple’s therapy as a last effort to save their marriage. But is couple’s therapy truly effective in preventing divorces from occurring?
Ultimately, the success of marriage therapy depends on each spouse’s willingness to participate in the process. The following is an overview of some of the top benefits of therapy as relates to preventing divorce:

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