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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 […]


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 […]

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What Kind Of Financial Support Can Help Me In My Divorce?

Divorce can bring up a lot of financial issues – property division, child and spousal support, and  figuring out how to live on one income instead of two. You may have some questions or concerns, such as: What constitutes marital property? How do we put a value on marital property and divide it? How do […]

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Reducing The Cost Of Divorce With Professional Planning

Attorney Alan Mikshansky, our Divorce With Dignity affiliate owner in Sacramento County, CA, offers Family Law services related to divorce planning and facilitation, divorce coaching, and spouse/child support. One of his goals is to help people avoid costly mistakes that often occur with “do-it-yourself” divorce methods, and show them how they can reduce the cost […]

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Do You Believe In Amicable Divorce?

People don’t often associate the word “amicable” with divorce, but we are hearing about amicable divorces in the news quite a lot these days. Some examples of celebrities who have managed to divorce without rancor and drama are Ashlee Simpson & Pete Wentz, Reese Witherspoon & Ryan Phillippe, and Courteney Cox & David Arquette. Fran […]

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Making The Divorce Decision

Divorce is a scary and overwhelming thing. Sometimes people know they are unhappy in their marriage, but have trouble deciding what to do about it. Should they stick with the “known”, or jump into the unknown territory of divorce? How does one go about making the divorce decision? One of our Divorce With Dignity referral […]

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Courteney Cox & David Arquette: Modeling Amiable Divorce

Courteney Cox and David Arquette are showing Hollywood (and the rest of us) how it’s done. In a society where divorce is often bitter and antagonistic, they are modeling how to achieve an amiable divorce that is so much better for the entire family. They met on the set of the 1996 movie Scream, and […]

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Divorce Through The Eyes Of Children

When children are involved, a divorce is not just between the two spouses; it becomes a “family divorce”. They have to cope with a lot of new feelings and concerns, and with big changes in their day-to-day lives. Seeing divorce through the eyes of children is a real necessity for divorcing parents to know how […]

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Murdoch Divorce – Amicable Divorce With Dignity

Last month one of the big news items about the rich and famous was the divorce of business magnate Rupert Murdoch and his third wife, Wendi Deng Murdoch. After 14 years of marriage, they decided to call it quits, stating that their relationship had “broken down irretrievably” (, November 19, 2013). When a divorcing couple […]