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How to Complete a Family Law Appeal

How to Complete a Family Law Appeal

Navigating family law cases in court can be difficult because these cases often involve heavy emotions, even in the best circumstances. Those emotions can be even more heightened if you receive a court decision that is not in your favor. If you believe the decision made by the courts in your case is unfair, the team at Bickford Blado & Botros can help you with an appeal.

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What to Know About Child Support

What to Know About Child Support

Divorce is a difficult process, even if the former couple is able to be respectful and work together to find the best solutions. In many cases, children suffer the most during a divorce because their lives are turned upside down and they have no control over the circumstances. It is essential during a divorce involving children that their needs are met and that they continue to be cared for effectively. This is often accomplished through child support. If you are dealing with a divorce and need assistance with child support, the expert team at Bickford Blado & Botros can help.

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Everything You Need to Know About Premarital Agreements

Everything You Need to Know About Premarital Agreements

Getting engaged and planning a wedding is an exciting time in the life of a couple. Family and friends are celebrating with you as you prepare to begin your life together. Unfortunately, not every marriage will last. Most people do not enter into a marriage relationship planning for it to end in divorce, but it is important to be prepared for that potential outcome.

One way to ensure that both parties are protected and assets are divided fairly is to have a premarital agreement in place. A clear, well-developed premarital agreement will help ease the divorce process and guarantee that both parties receive their fair share of all assets. The experienced family law attorneys at Bickford Blado & Botros can help you craft a premarital agreement to meet both partners’ needs.

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Common Mistakes During Divorce and How to Avoid Them

Common Mistakes During Divorce and How to Avoid Them

Once a divorce has been brought up in a marriage, emotions will likely begin to run high, and more conflicts may arise. This can create a situation where mistakes are more likely to be made. These mistakes can seriously affect your divorce case, potentially resulting in a more emotionally draining divorce that takes longer to finalize. Avoiding these mistakes is the best way to get the most ideal results from your divorce.

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Annulment: The Other Option to Ending a Marriage

What to Do If You Discover Important Information After Finalizing Your Divorce

For those people looking into ending their marriage, divorce is an obvious option that will likely be a person’s first choice. Most people are at least partially familiar with the divorce process and likely know someone who has gone through a divorce. However, there is another way to legally end a marriage in California. Although both a divorce and an annulment sever marital ties, the legal effects of each are very different. There are both pros and cons for each option, so both should be thoroughly considered if they are an option.

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Things to Consider Before Filing for Divorce

Things to Consider Before Filing for Divorce

A divorce is a major decision that will change many things about your life. There should be no shame in asking for and filing for a divorce, but it is worthwhile to ensure that a divorce is truly the next step that you want to take. Discussing divorce with your spouse before you are fully convinced it is the right step can cause irreparable harm to your marriage and drive it to divorce regardless. There are many things to consider before bringing up the discussion with your spouse or filing the papers.

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How Does the California Family Court Address Criminal Behavior?

How Does the California Family Court Address Criminal Behavior?

It’s unfortunate that thousands of people across the United States experience various forms of domestic violence each year. Many victims endure protracted periods of extended abuse, and others suffer acute traumatic injuries from domestic violence. In the event you or a loved one has experienced domestic violence of any kind, the incident is likely to generate many possible legal proceedings in different areas of law.

The state enforces strict criminal codes that outline penalties for domestic violence-related offenses, so anyone who commits an act of domestic violence is likely to face prosecution in a California criminal court. Additionally, domestic violence can easily be a precursor to a divorce and a child custody determination. When a spouse and/or parent has committed domestic violence, they face criminal charges and severe repercussions through the family court system.

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How to Resolve Contested Divorce Mediation

How to Resolve Contested Divorce Mediation

Many divorcing couples in California are taking advantage of alternative dispute resolution to save time and money on their divorce cases. Divorce mediation has quickly grown to be the most popular form of alternative dispute resolution, allowing divorcing spouses to resolve their dissolutions under the supervision and direction of a neutral mediator. However, while many choose alternative dispute resolution to avoid the time investment, stress, and expense that divorce litigation demands, the reality is that even divorce mediation can devolve into a hotly contested legal battle.

It’s important to remember that divorce mediation only requires both you and your spouse to be willing to negotiate. Even if the two of you have trouble having the most basic civil discussions, you can still take advantage of the benefits of divorce mediation when you have legal counsel you can trust.

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Collaborative Divorce Vs. Divorce Mediation in California Family Law

Collaborative Divorce Vs. Divorce Mediation in California Family Law

Ending a marriage can be one of the most challenging experiences of a person’s life, and when many people imagine divorce, they think of emotionally charged courtroom battles, strict and impersonal divorce order terms, and many uncertainties regarding their futures. So, if you have reached the point where you know you need to end your marriage or if your spouse has filed for divorce, it’s natural to have many pressing legal questions.

You do not need to resolve your divorce entirely through litigation, and many divorcing couples opt for alternative dispute resolution to avoid the stress and expense of divorce court. While you cannot resolve every divorce-related issue privately, taking advantage of alternative dispute resolution can be tremendously beneficial to you and your spouse in many ways.

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Understanding California’s Community Property Law in Divorce

Understanding California’s Community Property Law in Divorce

California is one of nine states that uses a community property statute to resolve property division in divorce. This means that all marital property in a divorce is subject to a strict 50/50 division in every divorce filed in the state. Some people believe the community property standard to be overbearing, often forcing divorcing couples to liquidate assets to divide the proceeds. Others carry misconceptions about what community property means and what is subject to division in divorce.

If you are preparing to divorce in California, it’s vital to understand the value that an experienced divorce attorney can provide in your case. Community property law may seem overly strict, but you still have the right to keep all your separate property in a divorce. A good attorney can help you retain your separate property ownership rights, complete your financial disclosure packet as quickly as possible, and approach property division with greater confidence, helping you secure the most favorable outcome.

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