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Back to School Tips for Divorced Dads in California

Back to School Tips for Divorced Dads in California Summer break is over and children in Southern California have returned back to school. Here are five tips for divorced dads or anyone in a blended family to help your kids succeed this year. Make sure your contact information is on file with the school and that…

Factors Influencing Alimony Spousal Support Orders in the State of California

Factors that Determine Alimony/Spousal Support in California Although you can find calculators online that purport to determine the alimony that will be awarded in your case, the truth is that in California, the judge does not use a formula to decide spousal support. Instead, the judge will consider a wide variety of factors to decide…

Alimony Spousal Support and Marriage Length

How Does Marriage Length Influence Alimony/Spousal Support in California? One of the most important factors in determining alimony is the length of the partnership. In many cases, the marriage is far too short to merit awarding alimony according to California Law. The length of the relationship will also factor in closely to the duration of…

Divorcing a Sociopath in the State of California

Divorcing a Sociopath in the State of California About one percent of adults are affected by antisocial personality disorder, also known as sociopathy (Source:  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).  Because a sociopath has no regard for the feelings of others, divorcing a sociopath is likely to be an extremely difficult experience….

Sociopathy Antisocial personality disorder

Sociopathy (aka Antisocial Personality Disorder) About one percent of adults are affected by antisocial personality disorder, also known as sociopathy (Source:  National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)/ U.S. Department of Health and Human Services).  Antisocial personality disorder is a cluster B personality disorder where a person demonstrates a pattern of disregard for the feelings and…

Marriage Divorce and Pornography Addiction

Marriage (or Deciding to Divorce) When Your Spouse Suffers from Pornography Addiction Pornograhpy is ubiquitous- according to some estimates, porn usage is 50 percent to 99 percent among men, and 30 percent to 86 percent among women (Source:  Gert Martin Hald, PhD, and colleagues in The APA Handbook of Sexuality and Psychology Volume II). What…

Marriage Divorce and Bipolar Disorder

Marriage (or Deciding to Divorce) When Your Spouse Suffers from Bipolar Disorder According  to the National Institute of Mental Health, 5.7 million adult Americans, or about 2.6% of the U.S. population age 18 and older every year, suffer from bipolar disorder. Of these cases of bipolar disorder, about 82.9% of these persons suffer from “severe” bipolar…

Sample schedules for splitting the holidays

Sample Schedules for Splitting the Holidays After the parents of children split up, ideally, the parents will draw up a parenting and custody arrangement that will ensure the child’s right to continuous and frequent contact with both parents. This can take a variety of forms, but of course, all days of the year are not equal…

When Your Spouse Suffers from depression

Marriage (or Deciding to Divorce) When Your Spouse Suffers from Depression According  to the ADAA, more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population, suffer from persistent symptoms of  depression. What is depression? Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in…

Splitting the Holidays During A Divorce in California

Splitting the Holidays During a Divorce in California After the parents of children split up, ideally, the parents will draw up a parenting and custody arrangement that will ensure the child’s right to continuous and frequent contact with both parents. This can take a variety of forms, but of course, all days of the year are…

What Not to do During Your California Child Custody Battle

What Not To Do During Your California Child Custody Battle: Part III People in Southern California custody battles make choices every day that help determine the outcome of their case. In the final part of this three part series, let’s talk about things you should and shouldn’t do if you are involved in a custody battle…

What Not to do During Your California Child Custody Battle

What Not To Do During Your California Child Custody Battle: Part II People in Southern California custody battles make choices every day that help determine the outcome of their case. In the second part of this three part series, let’s talk about things you should and shouldn’t do if you are involved in a custody battle…

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