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Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements – What Are They?

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Have you ever wondered about prenuptial or postnuptial agreements and what they actually are? You might’ve wondered whether you even need a prenuptial agreement.  Or, you might be giving consideration to starting up a business and wondered if you require a postnuptial agreement to protect your property and spouse?  It is nearing the end of the year.  This means spring… Read More

Five Unique Challenges of a “Gray Divorce”

If you are over the age of 55 and have decided that it’s time to finally end our marriage, you are not alone. In fact, you are part of the gray divorce boom. Even as divorce rates across the United States decline, your age group is bucking the trend. Baby boomers are now divorcing at the highest rates in U.S.… Read More

What Does The Court Evaluate Concerning Parental Relocations?

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The guiding principle which is going to determine whether or not the court approves a parental relocation is if the move is within the best interest of the child. The court of law will consider these: Reason for move Age of child Educational, psychological, and religious needs of child Proximity of new location to other members of the family Quality… Read More

Your Pre-Divorce Holiday Season Coping Guide

by Lynn Waldman, LCSW Have you been facing this holiday season with a mix of emotions; on one hand, hoping things will get better in your relationship, while at the same time dreading another holiday feeling stuck, empty, alone and wondering why you stay? Suppose part of you has decided you are going to leave your marriage, but you need… Read More

Financial Mistakes Men and Women Make When Getting Divorced

Under the emotional stress of a divorce, it can be difficult to make decisions, especially when they involved financial matters. There are several common mistakes that occur. Some are made by the person who is the primary breadwinner, often the husband. There are different common mistakes made by the person who makes less money, or who is the primary parent,… Read More

Can I Be Divorced Yesterday? Or is Slower Faster?

by Shawn Skillin, Esq. I get calls all the time from one spouse who is in a great big hurry to get divorced. And that’s OK. But, the other spouse is often in exactly the opposite frame of mind. Why is that and how do you deal with it?  What does the law say? Let’s deal with the law first.… Read More

What Is A Divorce Coach – and Do I Need One?

by Lynn Waldman, LCSW, and Tina Mears, LMFT Couples starting the Collaborative Divorce process understand they will be working with family law attorneys to help facilitate the legal requirements. They also recognize the advantages of working with a neutral financial professional such as a Certified Financial Planner or Certified Divorce Analyst, especially when there are important assets or property involved… Read More

Washington Post Article Features CFLGSD Member Justin Reckers

Board member and incoming president Justin Reckers was quoted in a recent Washington Post essay on the financial realities women often face after divorce. Please read the article here. The Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego welcomes the opportunity to share our members’ expertise about divorce issues in nationally respected publications. We also offer speakers to your group or… Read More

Three Divorces In One

by Traci Hoppes, Family Law Attorney Law & Mediation Firm of Klueck & Hoppes Family law attorneys are hired to help people obtain a legal divorce. However, most divorce clients are really going through three different “divorces” at the same time: 1.  Emotional Divorce The emotional divorce begins with the decision to separate and ends when both spouses accept the… Read More

Real Talk San Diego Features Attorney Meredith Lewis

Tune in to Real Talk San Diego on ESPN Radio 1700 this Thursday, September 1, at 1 p.m. to hear Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego member and Certified Family Law Specialist Meredith Lewis. Meredith will discuss family law issues and mediation. You can listen from anywhere online: http://www.realtalksandiego.com/… Read More