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Custody decisions: Divorce, life lessons may go hand in hand

When getting divorced, many California parents may think they are setting a bad example for their children. However, the opposite notion may actually be true, as this type of situation could act as a time for positive life lessons. Though custody decisions can bring a great deal of change into children's lives, parents could work to use those changes to gain certain skills.

Williams, Drake-Lee facing custody disputes

Many parents often love their children more than anything or anyone else. Because of this love, California parents may feel particularly protective and possessive of their kids when it comes to making child custody decisions during divorce. If one parent believes that the other is not acting in an appropriate parental manner, custody disputes could arise.

California property division process: What about the mortgage?

Owning a home is a goal that many California residents have. In many cases, individuals purchase a home with their spouses soon after or even before marriage. When this occurs, typically both parties have an obligation to ensure that the mortgage loan on their home is paid. If the home is left to one person as part of the property division process in the event of divorce, who is liable for the mortgage?

5 mistakes of 'celebrity divorces' you can avoid

It seems like every week, a high-profile couple in Hollywood announces a divorce. Most recently, actors Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced that they were legally separating after eight years of marriage. Since then, news outlets and tabloids have released countless articles and columns about what their split means, what is at stake and why people think they are ending their marriage.

Know your legal options if you want to move away

We are a mobile society, and moving is a part of many people's lives, whether it is for business or pleasure. While it can already be a stressful situation, moving can become far more complicated if you share custody or have primary custody of your kids. Under these circumstances, you will need to secure the permission of California courts before you move.

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