Amber Rose And Wiz Khalifa Divorce With Dignity

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa are in the news again, this time for the way they have done their “divorce with dignity.” Amber is a model, actress, fashion designer, and as of July 2016, a talk show host. She married Wiz Khalifa, a rapper, songwriter and actor in July 2013. They have a son, Sebastian […]

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I Want A Divorce. Where Do I Start?

When someone calls my office and says, “I want a divorce. Where do I start?”, the first thing I ask them is if they are absolutely sure that this is really what they want. It’s a major step with permanent ramifications, so if there is any doubt at all it’s very important for them to […]

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Litigated Divorce – An Expensive And Traumatic Choice

I was reading the other day about a particular litigated divorce case which resulted in a 36-day trial and $500,000 in lawyer fees. That's half a million dollars! The divorcing individuals were not wealthy – he worked as a police officer and she had a part-time computer-based business, so those legal fees had a huge […]


Amicable Divorce: What Is It? Is It Even Possible?

Over the last several years, I’ve posted various articles about what it means to have an amicable divorce, and whether achieving this is even possible. The word “amicable” means to be “characterized by friendly goodwill” or “peaceable”. When couples decide that it’s time for a divorce, they might not be feeling a lot of friendly […]


California Courts: Self-Help Resources For Divorce

Getting a divorce is an intimidating prospect. It can be an expensive one as well. For those who cannot afford attorney fees, there are ways to get the divorce without hiring lawyers to litigate in court. One of those ways is do-it-yourself divorce. But how do you know what to do? For those who want […]


Divorce Without Court: Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner

After 10 years of marriage, Hollywood couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announced they will be divorcing. The following joint statement was released on June 30, 2015, one day after they celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. “After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with love […]

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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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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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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 […]


Benefits Of A Peaceful Divorce

I know it seems counterintuitive, but it really is possible to have a peaceful divorce. And when people understand the benefits of getting through a divorce at least civilly, if not amicably, most will want to do just that. But how do you achieve a peaceful divorce? The first thing to do is make up […]

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Is Divorce The Right Decision For You?

Many people who are considering divorce or separation have trouble making the decision. Maybe this is something you are going through right now. You may feel unhappy in your marriage, but afraid of the unknown – deciding to divorce can be scary. Perhaps the same questions keep going around and around in your head, and […]