Playing God

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Pursuant to California law judges must create child custody and visitation orders that serve the best interests of the children.  Not what Mom wants, not what Dad wants, but what the children need.  Family law attorneys spend a lot of time discussing the child custody and visitation process, and face challenges as parents try to formulate a co-parenting plan that …

Soul Mate Marriage

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There has always been debate about the ritual of marriage, the value of traditional marriage, and the need to return to the old institution of marriage, i.e., we married young, we married for life, wife raised the kids, and we stay married until we died.  I call this the “Leave It To Beaver Marital Blueprint.”   What has this model …

7 Important Factors to Remember when Negotiating Your Financial Divorce Settlement!

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From our eNewsletter. Divorce is often the most emotional time in a person’s life. It is also when permanent, life-altering financial decisions must be made. If you are in this situation then, naturally, you may be experiencing fear of the unknown. Fortunately, education helps alleviate that fear. By Sharon Numerow Here are the 7 most important factors to remember when …

Parenting Plans in Divorce

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From our eNewsletter: A parenting plan might contain some or all of the following elements: The parents’ philosophy and attitudes regarding their care of the children An acknowledgment of responsibilities for the welfare of the children Daily decisions and more major ones that require consultation Where everyone will live What time or times the children will spend with each parent, …

John Harding’s Spring Speaking Schedule

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John Harding will be featured at these upcoming Legal Education Programs and Speaking Engagements April 5, 2012 Introduction to Divorce Law Oakland, California LawReview CLE April 24, 2012 Introduction to Divorce Law San Diego, California LawReview CLE May 1, 2012 Introduction to Divorce Law Anaheim, California LawReview CLE May 3, 2012 Introduction to Divorce Law Pasadena, California LawReview CLE May …

Reconciliation, Negotiation, Mediation, Litigation?

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Lawyers are under a duty to discuss reconciliation and mediation with their clients. The court must be certain that there is no possibility of reconciliation before proceeding with a divorce petition. If both parties are certain that they want to proceed with the divorce, they have choices as to how they will proceed. You may be angry and your first …

Divorce Stories

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From our eNewsletter A few months ago, we invited readers and our website visitors to submit their divorce-inspired stories to our divorce blog. Our goal was to help readers express themselves, heal some of their wounds, and connect with members of our community who are traveling on the path of divorce. Below, we’re pleased to feature some selected written works …