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April 2018 Archives

Discussing child custody in an uncontested divorce

Divorce is different for every California family, but you may be concerned about how the end of your marriage will affect your children. Fortunately, a lengthy and contentious divorce process is not the only option for you. It might be appropriate for you to file for an uncontested divorce. 

Is bird nesting right for your family post-divorce?

One of the most difficult parts of a Redwood City divorce is determining where everyone should live, especially children. Traditionally, one parent would agree to move out of the family home and the children would be expected to travel back-and-forth between their parents' houses. However, a new trend, called "bird nesting," provides children with more stability. It allows them to stay in one home post-divorce, while the parents take turns living in the home. In fact, a new ABC comedy called, "Splitting Up Together," starring Oliver Hudson and Jenna Fischer, draws attention to this new way of living for families dealing with divorce.

How does the stepparent adoption process work in California?

Bringing a child into one's family can be an exciting and challenging decision. If one decides to adopt, going through the legal process of adoption gives the new parent the same legal rights and responsibilities as the child's biological parent.

Uncovering hidden assets prior to divorce could prove invaluable

While there are countless scenarios in which you may experience change in life, forming a strategy for certain changes can be challenging at best. If you are facing the end of your marriage, you might worry about how the outcome of your divorce could affect your financial standing.

What one needs to know about parenting agreements

The California divorce process can be overwhelming for many couples, particularly if they have to deal with child custody issues. The child custody and support process can be made simpler if spouses can come up with a parenting agreement to resolve custody-related issues.