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Interview With A Divorce With Dignity Provider

Denise Foster, our Divorce With Dignity provider in Alameda County, CA, was recently interviewed on a radio program by Ronnie Joy, The Midlife Dating Coach. Ronnie asked Denise to talk about how she can help people who are considering amicable divorce or separation. Denise explained that she can work with people in whatever stage of […]

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Understanding The Role of Divorce Papers In An Uncontested Divorce

Divorce papers, documents stating the desire for a divorce and outlining the reasons for filing, must be filed in every divorce case. We’ve all heard about one spouse receiving “divorce papers” from another and it usually carries a very ugly connotation. But this doesn’t have to be the case, particularly when the divorce is uncontested. […]

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Don’t Confuse Your Divorce Legal Professional with Your Financial Advisor!

Confusing your divorce legal professional with your financial advisor can be an expensive mistake. While an attorney or mediator can help you navigate the many legal aspects of separating property, a financial advisor can help you plan your future as a single adult. They can help you save money and time throughout the process of […]

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Going through Divorce Mediation? 3 Tips to Keep It Smooth and Drama-free!

Are you going through divorce mediation and are worried about the process being negative and acrimonious? What you might not realize is that it doesn’t have to be either of those things. You and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse have the power to make this process smooth and free of drama. Read on to learn how to make […]

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Is No Fault Divorce The Right Type For You?

No fault divorce is the quickest, easiest and least complicated way to dissolve a marriage, but that doesn’t mean it is always right for every couple. Before you decide to file this way, it is important to at least consider all the options, discuss them with your attorney, and make sure that is really the […]

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Types of Lawyers: Not All Attorneys Are Created Equal

Types of lawyers may not be something that most people consider, but if you are facing a legal action like divorce, it is imperative that you choose the right attorney, rather than just any attorney. Much like going to a specialist for a medical problem, you’ll want to seek the attorney best suited to handle […]

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What To Do About Your Estate Plans After Divorce

There are a lot of financial decisions to be made in a divorce, and one very important one is what to do about your estate plans. We asked Jennifer Cowan, an estate planning attorney in San Rafael, CA, to share information with us about this topic. Jennifer holds an LL.M in Taxation (graduating with Honors) […]

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How To Make The Most Out Of Mediation In Divorce

In a recent conversation with Joann Babiak, a San Francisco Bay Area attorney who handles many family law matters including divorce and mediation of family-related conflicts, we discussed the topic of mediation. With a background in psychology and extensive training in mediation and dispute resolution, Joann is well-qualified to answer the following questions about divorce […]

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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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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 […]