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What Divorce Options Do I Have Other Than Going To Court?

I often hear from clients that until a friend referred them to Divorce With Dignity, they were not even aware that there are divorce options other than going through litigation. I was talking about this recently with Joann Babiak, a San Francisco Bay Area attorney who handles many family law matters, including divorce and mediation […]

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Kris And Bruce Jenner Opt For Peaceful Divorce

There may be a lot of drama on the Keeping Up With the Kardashians reality show, but the family matriarch, Kris Jenner, and her Olympic gold medalist husband Bruce Jenner, have opted to keep the drama out of their divorce. Instead, they have chosen to work out a peaceful, cooperative divorce without adversarial litigation. After […]

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Can Both Parties Use The Same Lawyer In A Divorce?

Not all divorcing couples are “at each other’s throats”. In fact, many are able to work peaceably together to work out an agreement without litigating in court. They want to save money by using just one attorney to answer their legal questions, draw up the legal documents, and file them with the courts. So the […]

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How To Tell If Your Kids Are Handling Divorce In A Healthy Way

I recently came across an article on the Huffington Post entitled “10 Signs Your Kid Is Handling Divorce in a Positive Way”, written by Rosalind Sedacca. I thought she made some great points on this important and helpful topic. I’ve summarized a few of these below, but I encourage you to read the orignal post […]

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When To Seek Therapy For A Divorce Process

Divorce With Dignity is a divorce facilitation service with the goal of getting people through their divorce in a holistic, cooperative, peaceful, and cost-effective way. One of the benefits we offer our clients is referrals for additional services they may need to make the divorce a smoother transition. For example, some clients may be in […]

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Sometimes love isn’t all you need

This article is reprinted with permission of Joann Babiak, Attorney and Mediator, helps people in the greater SF Bay Area to address family law and small business needs.  Email her at jubabiak@aol.com It’s becoming common for older people in romantic relationships simply to live together. Marriage may seem unnecessary. However, couples that live together do not have […]

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Is Peaceful Divorce Possible?

In “traditional” divorce proceedings, the divorce lawyers for each side are trying to get the best possible deal for their client, setting up by default an adversarial situation.  Contentions over custody, child support, finances, and property are usually aggravated by court proceedings and mean-spirited cross-examinations, setting up hostile conditions for years to come. I would […]

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Where Will I Live During My Divorce?

One of the difficult decisions to make during a divorce is where the spouses will live, both during the divorce and after. Granted, it’s not easy to live with someone once you’ve decided to divorce. But it might be a financial and logistical necessity, at least for awhile. If you are in a financial position […]

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How To Prepare For Divorce

Actually, the first thing you need to do to prepare for a divorce is to make sure that you are absolutely ready to go through with it. If there is any hope that the marriage can be saved, I urge you to try that first. Get some marital counseling if possible, and do some real soul-searching […]

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Amicable Divorce Trend Among Celebrities

Celebrities are often trend-setters, and one of these trends that we wholeheartedly support is amicable divorce (also known as peaceful divorce), without litigation. We recently wrote about Courteney Cox and David Arquette and how they are modeling amicable divorce by showing love and respect for one another both during and after their breakup. We also […]

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Conscious Uncoupling – Paltrow & Martin’s Amicable Divorce

Several months back, Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced their split up on her blog, calling it “conscious uncoupling”. The couple, who have been married more than 10 years and have two children together, raised some eyebrows with their use of this phrase to describe their amicable parting.  Apparently it was not a well-known term, […]

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Temporary Spousal Support Pending Divorce Judgment

In California, once a divorce is filed, temporary spousal support can be paid by the higher earning spouse to the lower earning spouse on a monthly basis at a dollar amount which will maintain the supported spouse at the same or similar living conditions and standards that the parties had enjoyed during the marriage. Temporary […]