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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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Mediation vs. Litigation

Mediation vs. Litigation: Which Is Better for You?

Even under the most ideal circumstances, a divorce can be painful and overwhelming. The former couple is dealing with the emotions of a broken relationship while also navigating the legal system. Assets must be divided as fairly as possible, and all of the necessary paperwork must be kept track of and filed at the correct time.

That process would be overwhelming for nearly anyone but is made much more difficult if there is also conflict between the former spouses. In those situations, there are two routes that can be followed. Couples who cannot agree on a resolution may choose to litigate the divorce and allow the courts to make all the final decisions about the case. Those who are open to negotiation and a fair divorce may choose to mediate. It is essential to choose the path that works best for you.

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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 Will Property Be Divided in a Divorce in California?

How Will Property Be Divided in a Divorce in California?

A divorce is not typically an easy choice to make, especially when the couple has been together for many years and amassed a large amount of property since the beginning of the marriage. One major concern for the two parties getting a divorce is how this property will be divided between them. Divorce is meant to separate the combined lives of two people, but it may not always be simple and clear how that process will work.

How a divorce will proceed and how property will be divided depends on which state the marriage took place in. There are two different types of states: equitable distribution states and community property states.

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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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Common Financial Mistakes Related to Divorce in California

Common Financial Mistakes Related to Divorce in California

Divorce can be one of the most impactful events of your life, and any divorce is likely to carry far-reaching financial implications for both spouses. So, if you are bracing for divorce proceedings, it’s natural to worry about your financial future and your responsibilities when it comes to resolving your divorce. The best thing you can do to ensure the most positive experience with your dissolution proceedings is to hire an attorney, and with their help, you can avoid some of the common mistakes people make during and after their divorces.

The attorneys at Bickford Blado & Botros have years of experience guiding clients through family court, and we know the financial challenges you are likely to face in your efforts to reach the best divorce resolution possible. With our help, you can approach the difficult financial issues you face with greater confidence and peace of mind.

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