Navigating a Late in Life Divorce

Divorce is never easy, but couples over 50 who end their marriages face unique hurdles, from retirement plans and finances to the complicated feelings of adult children. What I wish I knew: "I wish I'd explored the job market before I separated." "I didn't think my friends would actually bail on me, but I was [...]

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Divorce Mediation Checklist

Having a divorce mediation checklist can ensure your divorce mediation goes smoothly. Below is a list of considerations we have prepared to assist you in this process. 1. Prepare Emotionally Divorce is tough emotionally. Ensuring that your heart is ready for this next step is critical. By seeking out a therapist or conscious uncoupling coach, [...]

By | 2017-11-26T20:49:07+00:00 August 16th, 2017|divorce mediation|0 Comments

Sacramento Divorce Mediation and Self-Care Tips

A Sacramento Divorce may be started if one or both spouses/partners have resided in this county for at least the last 3 months and in the state of California for at least 6 months. When thinking about divorce, you also need to focus on self-care.  When stressed, it's hard to think of something nice to do [...]

Sacramento Child Support

If you are in the process of a Sacramento Divorce, you need to know your rights and obligations concerning child support. Child support is a legal order issued by the court that requires a parent to pay a set sum of money each month to take care of children's living expenses. In California, when figuring [...]

Benefits of Perspective Sharing

Every situation has more than one way of looking at it. You and your partner are coming at things from different perspectives, so you will each see things in a different light. Each of their perspectives is true for that person. One truth does not negate another truth. When you have a disagreement with your partner, things can [...]

Deciphering the Family Code: Division 2. Parts 1 & 2. Jurisdiction and General Procedural Provisions.

The superior court has jurisdiction in proceedings under this code. Deciphered: The judicial system has different courts for different proceedings i.e. the administrative court is utilized for Worker’s Compensation. If it is a civil or family law matter the case is heard by the superior court.   Except to the extent that any other statute [...]

By | 2017-11-26T20:49:07+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

101 Ways to Survive Your Divorce

Become informed on the law Seek out a CPA to determine the tax consequences of your agreement If you'll be receiving a cash buy-out or receiving retirement assets, find a qualified financial planner Utilize a CDFA to determine the long term forecast of your division If you plan to keep your home, be aware that [...]

By | 2017-11-26T20:49:07+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deciphering the Family Code: Division 1. Part 3. Indian Children

(a) As used in this code, unless the context otherwise requires, the terms "Indian," "Indian child," "Indian child's tribe," "Indian custodian," "Indian organization," "Indian tribe," "reservation," and "tribal court" shall be defined as provided in Section 1903 of the Indian Child Welfare Act (25 U.S.C. Sec. 1901 et seq.). Deciphered: One must reference 25 U.S.C. Sec [...]

By | 2017-11-26T20:49:07+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Deciphering the California Family Code: Division 1. Part 2. Definitions

Part 2 of the Family Code  contains the specific definitions for terms that will be used throughout the Code. CA FAM § 50 Unless the provision or context otherwise requires, the definitions and rules of construction in this part govern the construction of this code. Deciphered:  Look to these definitions to understand the meaning of [...]