One of the main questions divorcing couples ask is, “How do we divide our stuff?” The “Stuff “or as I call them the “Marbles” on the table, must first be Identified and then have an agreed Value. First Steps - Values and Interests Each of you must consider what you want to create for yourself going forward. Knowing your Financial Values and Interests and “Why” they are important to you is [Read more...] about Divorce: How Do We Divide Our Stuff?
Four Benefits of Divorce Counseling
One way for couples to cope with the trials of divorce is by entering divorce counseling. There are many benefits you and your spouse can gain from divorce counseling, and here are four of them. The divorce rate is quite low in California. In fact, California has one of the lowest divorce rates in the country at 9.2%. Nonetheless, divorce is a heavy burden for couples, particularly for [Read more...] about Four Benefits of Divorce Counseling
How Do We Value Our House In A Divorce?
One of the main issues that often comes up in a divorce, is determining an accurate value of the home. Sometimes spouses can agree on the value or are willing to accept a prior appraisal, but when the value is at issue, then it is important to consider getting a professional appraisal of the residence. Depending on the intended purpose, there are multiple types of appraisals you can [Read more...] about How Do We Value Our House In A Divorce?
Dividing Assets Amicably In a California Divorce
The saying “nobody gets married to get a divorce” rings true because divorce day looks a lot different than the cake-cutting day. Regardless of the circumstances that led up to separation, divorce can be tough. Dividing property can increase negative feelings between any couple. California classifies property in two ways: Either as separate property (belonging to one spouse alone) or [Read more...] about Dividing Assets Amicably In a California Divorce
How Do You Divorce With Respect But Not Be A Pushover?
If you’re going to go through a divorce and want it to go smoothly, you know that you have to remain respectful. Respect, though, is not the same as allowing the other person to get what they want to prevent disputes. Divorces are often upsetting, and there can be many assets on the line. You can be respectful to the other person without settling for less than you deserve, especially when [Read more...] about How Do You Divorce With Respect But Not Be A Pushover?
What Should I Expect in a Collaborative Divorce?
When a couple chooses the Collaborative Divorce process, they can expect to have a supported divorce experience. In Collaborative Divorce, the divorce professionals work to keep the divorce contained and ensure the clients feel supported on all issues. Each of the Collaborative Divorce professionals (attorneys, divorce coaches, neutral financial specialists, and neutral child [Read more...] about What Should I Expect in a Collaborative Divorce?
What Does a Divorce Coach Do in a Collaborative Divorce?
Divorce is an emotionally difficult process. This is true even if both spouses want the divorce. The divorce process can be less stressful for couples that choose the Collaborative Divorce process. One of the first things that happens in a Collaborative Divorce case is that each party begins to work with their own divorce coach. The Role of the Divorce Coach The divorce coach is a licensed [Read more...] about What Does a Divorce Coach Do in a Collaborative Divorce?
How Does a Child Specialist Help Children in a Divorce?
The entire family is impacted by the divorce process. A child specialist is a mental health professional who meets with the children to learn about their individual and specific need as they relate to the divorce process. The child specialist gives the children a voice in the divorce process. The child specialist helps the family restructure and create positive [Read more...] about How Does a Child Specialist Help Children in a Divorce?
Collaborative Divorce: Adult Child Specialist
When parents’ divorce, their children are affected, even children who are no longer “children”. Today there are families experiencing divorce after 25, 35, 45 years of marriage. Not only are adult children involved, but there may be grandchildren facing these transitions as well. Every family is different and children’s thoughts and feelings about their parent’s or [Read more...] about Collaborative Divorce: Adult Child Specialist
What is the Role of a Divorce Coach in a Collaborative Case?
The divorce coach can make a major difference in a Collaborative Divorce. With the assistance of a divorce coach, couples work together to come up with solutions that help keep them out of the court and prevent unnecessary litigation. Working With a Divorce Coach In California, divorce coaches are used in a Collaborative Divorce. It can be just as important to handle the emotional [Read more...] about What is the Role of a Divorce Coach in a Collaborative Case?
What is a Collaborative Divorce and Who Does it Benefit?
While a divorce in California can be a long and complicated process, a collaborative divorce can make the process easier. A collaborative divorce involves a team of professionals who will advise and assist you and your spouse through the divorce process. Here’s how collaborative divorces work. What does the collaborative divorce process look like? For a collaborative divorce, both parties [Read more...] about What is a Collaborative Divorce and Who Does it Benefit?
Tips from a Divorce Lawyer: How to Make Your Divorce Case A Success
Unfortunately, not all marriages last a lifetime, as differences between spouses may become irreconcilable. When a marriage is going south, one the options that a couple has is divorce. However, getting a divorce is a life changing event and should only be used as a last resort. Should You Get A Divorce? Before considering divorce, you have to realize that it is just one of the options, not [Read more...] about Tips from a Divorce Lawyer: How to Make Your Divorce Case A Success
Knowing The Different Details on How to File for Divorce in Sacramento
In Sacramento County, terminating a marriage or partnership may be done in a number of ways. Sacramento divorce solutions include divorce, dissolution of domestic partnership, legal separation, and nullity. In a divorce case, the marriage is terminated and such matters as child custody, visitation rights, child support, and asset division, are also resolved. Dissolution of partnership is [Read more...] about Knowing The Different Details on How to File for Divorce in Sacramento