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May 2015 Archives

California man works to change state's alimony system

In previous generations, American women mostly stayed out of the workforce after marriage, but today many mothers balance family life with employment. In some families, women are the sole income providers, and in others both spouses work outside the home. Critics of California's alimony system say the law has yet to fully recognize this fundamental change.

Litigation a better option than mediation for some divorces?

This California family law blog has used prior posts to discuss the many positive factors that can influence individuals to choose divorce mediation. With lower general costs and more cooperation than is usually experienced in traditional divorces, mediated divorces could allow individuals to work with their partners to bring about peaceful ends to their marriages. However, there are some marital situations that are not well suited to mediation.

Can California grandparents get visitation with their grandkids?

There are several life events that can cause families to break apart. The divorce of parents can create rifts between former in-laws, and the stress of such events can filter down to the relationships that exist between grandparents and their grandchildren. The death of an adult can cause his or her surviving parents to feel alienated from the grandchildren their deceased child's spouse will raise alone.

Choose legal professionals that understand divorce mediation

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