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  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Mediation and How to Avoid Them

    by Mary Melech If you’re going through a child custody dispute in California, the chances are high that you will need to attend mediation at some point in your case. Mediation is a confidential ... Read Article

2016 Posts

  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Mediation and How to Avoid Them

    by Mary Melech If you’re going through a child custody dispute in California, the chances are high that you will need to attend mediation at some point in your case. Mediation is a confidential process whereby court appointed mediators assist parents in working out a custodial ... Read Article
  • Child Custody Mediation: Reporting Counties vs. Non-Reporting Counties

    by Mary Melech If you have been ordered to attend mediation for your child custody dispute, one of your first steps is to determine whether your county is a reporting/recommending county or non-reporting/non-recommending county. In the context of mediation, the terms, “reporting” ... Read Article
  • Determining Who Gets the House in a Divorce

    California is one of only a few states in the country that use community property rules when deciding how assets are divided in divorce . To put it simply, property gained or improved during the marriage will be split as evenly as possible; the same is true for marital debt . For ... Read Article
  • What Becomes of Your Furry Friends When the Love Ends

    Addressing the Issues of Pet Custody During Divorce by Mary Melech Consider the following: A couple meets, gets married, and adopts a companion animal. All is well…until it’s not, and then one party files for divorce. What happens to their pet? This is an all too common dilemma ... Read Article
  • Bankruptcy During Divorce: How They Interact

    If you need to file for divorce , you might be understandably hesitant to see what the future holds for you. Regardless, you have it under control and you can get through it. Or maybe you need to file for bankruptcy? It is an intimidating process that can be rife with ... Read Article
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