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How Divorce and Custody Issues Can Create Childhood Trauma

The Effects of Divorce on Children

Most couples in the midst of a divorce and who have children often don’t take into consideration the effect the separation will have on their kids. Indeed, such issues can create sometimes irreversible childhood trauma, ultimately leading to a plethora of other problems for those children down the line and later in life. The fact of the matter is separation and divorce are painful processes that regularly disrupt the lives of Californians on a regular basis, and for the majority of children who are right in the middle of this dissolution of their parents’ marriage, a combination of painful feelings,...

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The Ins-and-Outs of Legal Separation in California

Legal Separation in California

Unbeknownst to a significant number of residents living in the Golden State, filing for legal separation is similar to the divorce process, the primary difference being that the parties’ marital status does not end upon division of marital assets and debts. Put succinctly, the “legal separation” process in California allows couples to lead separate lives, though the marital status isn’t eradicated; the petitioner must file a petition for legal separation, and the respondent must file a response – or the matter proceeds by default. What’s more, both parties must exchange disclosures, which are considered mandatory, and the same process applies...

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What to Know When Looking for a Divorce Attorney

Divorce Attorney Sacramento

No one consciously goes into a marriage anticipating divorce, regardless of what national statistics may tell you about the fact that “most marriages end in separation.” But when it does occur, it can become a messy proposition to say the least, especially if you’re dealing with an unreasonable soon-to-be ex-spouse or other factors such as children or valuable belongings. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of needing to find a competent divorce attorney in California, your priorities should be on choosing one who will provide you with the legal advice you need at a price you can afford,...

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