When people think of divorce, they generally think of the courtroom battles fought between spouses, where both sides are feeling confrontational. Both parties seemingly striving to be on top, to be the “winner”. That is changing with more focus on collaboration. A Collaborative Divorce is a non-adversarial process designed to help you and your spouse divorce with as little stress as necessary. … [Read more...] about Why Choose Collaborative Divorce?
In a divorce, parents can work together with the help of a mediator, or a collaboratively trained attorney in the Collaborative Divorce process, to put together their own parenting plan which includes child custody and support. This parenting plan is filed with the court which must approve the plan for it to become official by order of the court. One of the advantages of using Mediation or … [Read more...] about Divorce Mediation: Negotiating Child Support and Custody
Skyrocketing prices for everything, including food items to gasoline to unemployment, have effected the economy and all of these factors have had influence on those seeking a divorce. Anxiety over these issues is natural when considering how much the divorce could ultimately cost when all is said and done. Divorce Option: Save Money by Using Mediation Traditional litigation can be very … [Read more...] about How Does The Current Economy Effect My Divorce?
Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful experiences in life. Both spouses generally have a lot of fear and anxiety about making it through the process. Alleviating pain and anxiety is very important to anyone going through a divorce. A skilled mediator can often provide the assurances and relief they need. Common Fears People Have in a Divorce There are quite a few unknowns … [Read more...] about How Mediation Helps Address Common Divorce Fears
One of the main issues in a divorce is locating and dividing all the assets. Sometimes, this can be a difficult process. One party may try to hide assets, hoping that a piece of property won’t be divided with the other spouse. Generally, this is not how it works. California Requirement of Financial Disclosure California Family Code section 2100 requires both spouses to provide “a full and … [Read more...] about Mediation, Collaborative Divorce and Hidden Assets
After a couple separates, they may think that a divorce process can be uncomplicated. A couple might proceed Pro Se, which means taking care of the divorce themselves without the assistance of attorneys or a mediator. One might proceed directly to the courthouse, fill them out and turn them in for processing. It is not that easy. In addition to the forms that must be filled out accurately, … [Read more...] about Why a Pro Se Divorce Can Cost You More Than a Mediation
A divorce generally begins in California when one party files a divorce petition in the court. There is a filing fee, but if one cannot afford it, one can apply for a waiver. California is a no-fault state, which means one does not have to prove your spouse did anything wrong. You can get a divorce even if your spouse does not want one. There are some steps you must take and requirements you … [Read more...] about What Are the Requirements for a Divorce in California
Student debt is common and the hardship it creates can weigh heavily on the shoulders of former students dealing with it and trying to pay the loans off. Dealing with student debt is an issue that must be faced during divorce. In California, student debt is covered by Family Code Section 2641. At Kim Mediation and Law Center, we can help you find your way through the legal maze … [Read more...] about Student Loan Debt in a Divorce
It is a fair statement to say that for most kids, learning that their parents are getting a divorce is a devastating experience. Even if they are not shocked by the news, and have been concerned that someday it could happen, they could still feel that their world has been turned upside down knowing that the stability of parenthood has been shattered. How to Create Positive Outcomes for … [Read more...] about Kids and Divorce – How To Create a Positive Outcome
Not all divorces involve children. That does not mean that they are easy. There are still issues that need to be resolved in order for each spouse to move ahead with their own post-divorce plans. Issues to Resolve in a Divorce Without Children An overview of issues that must be resolved in any divorce, even ones without children include: Asset division: California is a community … [Read more...] about Divorce Without Children: Issues To Resolve