Tag Archives: marriage

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

Can a Divorce Team Save You Money?

By Win Heiskala, Certified Family Law Specialist Attorney-Partner, Beatrice L. Snider Family Law Group You made the very serious personal decision to terminate your marriage. This decision necessarily takes you to the procedure known as divorce (AKA Dissoluiton of Marriage in the Court). You found yourself an attorney who discusses the different processes with you that can be used to… Read More

Don’t Divorce Alone: It Takes A Village

by Myra Chack Fleischer, CFL-S, Fleischer & Ravreby As we start a new year, it is natural to take stock of your life and look for ways to improve your situation. Sometimes, this means facing the reality that a divorce is necessary for your emotional and sometimes financial health. January is the month with the most new divorce filings all… Read More

More Women Are Paying Child Support and Spousal Support

When a female celebrity making big money paid out spousal support, it made headlines: Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Janet Jackson, Jessica Simpson. Now the trend is trickling down. Women are breaking professional and societal barriers at a tremendous rate today. Women professionals, entrepreneurs, military and organizational leaders are no longer considered unusual. Just as gender stereotypes are breaking down in… Read More

Five Tips For Successfully Negotiating Your Divorce

by Michele Sacks Lowenstein, Attorney, California State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist, Lowenstein Brown, A.P.L.C. Trying to negotiate a divorce in a conference room with either a mediator or two attorneys is hard work. However, the result can be worthwhile if you bear in mind that you are a parent forever and the story of your divorce will, ultimately, be… Read More

Broken Trust: Advice About Estate Planning During A Divorce

by Meredith L. Brown, Esq. Brown & Brown Many couples prepare Wills and Trusts in connection with a happy life event, such as the birth of a child. Frequently these documents are placed in a safe deposit box, never to be updated or even thought about again. When the unfortunate life event of divorce happens, couples often opt to defer… Read More

Collaborative Divorce Offers Alternatives to “Divorce Corp.” Documentary

January 20, 2014 Contact: Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR 619-997-2495 or gayle@falconvalleygroup.com   (SAN DIEGO) – The release of the new documentary film “Divorce Corp.” has generated renewed attention and focus on family law court proceedings involving divorce, child custody and child support issues across the United States.  While the film offers a critique of the way that divorce is commonly… Read More

Ten Golden Rules for a Good Divorce

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Is a good divorce possible? After 30 years of experience helping families cope with divorce and remarriage, Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego member Dr. Constance Ahrons believes it is possible. Dr. Ahrons works with those navigating through a divorce and its aftermath as coach, mediator and/or therapist. She is among the earliest champions of collaborative divorce. Constance Ahrons… Read More

Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego sees record membership growth in 2013

January 2, 2014 Contact:  Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR – 619-997-2495 or gayle@falconvalleygroup.com (SAN DIEGO) – The Collaborative Family Law Group of San Diego (CFLG San Diego) saw record membership growth in 2013. CFLG San Diego is a non-profit group of legal, financial, and mental health professionals trained in the Collaborative Process as an alternative to divorce litigation. Hildy Fentin, CFLS,… Read More

Division of Marital Assets in Divorce: Fairness and Respect

A recent Forbes Magazine article offers advice specifically to women about assets in a financial portfolio that they might overlook when working on the division of those assets in a divorce. From a practical standpoint, it’s true that people don’t always clearly identify or think about all of their “assets” at the time of divorce. But those of us involved… Read More