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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Getting Through The Difficulties Of Divorce

Our Divorce With Dignity specialist in the San Francisco/Peninsula area, Cynthia Hall, is a California registered and bonded Legal Document Assistant with a Paralegal Certificate and a B.A. in Sociology. As someone who has worked with divorcing couples for many years, we asked her to share some thoughts with us on how she helps her […]

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Is Putting A Child’s Name On A Deed To Avoid Probate A Good Idea?

Part of going through a divorce is trying to figure out how to separate assets and property.  When it comes to the family home, if the divorce agreement involves one of the parties taking ownership of the house, the deed must be changed. Some divorcing parents and estate planning do-it-yourselfers view this as an opportunity […]

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Emotional Support During Divorce

Divorce With Dignity (dwdignity.com) is a divorce planning and facilitation service that takes a holistic approach to the divorce process. We understand that there is more to getting through a divorce than just the legal paperwork. As part of our service to our clients, we offer referrals to affiliate professionals who can assist them with […]

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Divorce Options: Limited Scope Representation

Did you know that you don’t have to choose between hiring a lawyer to handle everything in your divorce case, or going throught it without any legal advice? Hiring a lawyer to do it all for you can be quite expensive. But perhaps you just need some legal advice on a few specific issues. Can […]

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Top 5 Benefits Of Working With A Divorce With Dignity Specialist

Once the decision to divorce is made, there are multiple options for how to get it done. Rushing out to hire a lawyer may not be the best choice for you, especially if you are interested in a peaceful divorce. If you and your spouse are in agreement on most issues, and both of you […]

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Legal Support To Help You Through Your Divorce

It’s a common belief that when people decide to get a divorce, the procedure is to hire a lawyer and then fight it out in divorce court. This certainly is one way to go about it, but rarely is it the best way. There are much better alternatives. So, what types of legal support are […]

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Moving Out: A Client’s Divorce Story

A short time ago I posted a blog called “Living Arrangements During And After Your Divorce”, and today’s blog is the same topic on a more personal level. One of my clients, who I’ll call “Amy” (not her real name), agreed to tell us a little of her story. For many people, living arrangements during […]

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How Much Does A Divorce Cost?

How much does a divorce cost? Well, that depends. A lot of factors can affect the cost of a divorce, such as what state you live in, whether you plan to hire attorneys, whether you live in a large city (divorce lawyers are more expensive in larger cities), and how much you and your spouse […]

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Starting The Divorce Process: A Client Interview

As difficult as it may be for a couple to decide that it’s time to end their marriage, it is often just the beginning of a grueling divorce process that saps their money and energy, and seems to drag on forever. That is, if they decide to go through the divorce using litigation and divorce […]

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What’s Your Divorce Plan?

If you were about to start a project that included decisions that would affect almost every aspect of your life – including relationships, living arrangements, finances, your children, social interactions, etc. – would you hire someone (for a LOT of money) to take everything over and handle it all in a contentious way? Or would […]

A Divorce With Dignity Experience

Are you curious about what the Divorce With Dignity experience is like from a client’s point of view?  Today we are featuring some feedback from one our clients, whom we’ll call Nathaniel (not his real name).  Nathaniel came to us for divorce advice and help with dealing with his wife’s divorce lawyer.  He wanted to […]