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Are you worried about telling the kids about your divorce?

Posted by Sunnen Law | Dec 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

The romantic relationship between you and your spouse is no longer working, and you accept that. What you're struggling with is separating the family unit.  You have no idea how you're going to break the news to the kids or how they are going to deal with it. Fortunately, kids are often much more...

2 signs divorce mediation might work for you

Posted by Sunnen Law | Nov 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

When a marriage is broken beyond repair and letting it fall apart makes more sense than trying to hold together, the next question most couples grapple with is how they can go their separate ways in the most amicable way possible. Sometimes, divorce mediation can be the most cost-effective and dr...

I’ve been served with a restraining order. Now what?

Posted by Sunnen Law | Nov 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

If a court issues a restraining order against you following a domestic violence matter, it means that you will be barred from contacting your accuser for a certain time period. This will probably bar you from visiting your accuser's home and place of work or from contacting them in any way.  A re...

How to make the most of supervised visits with your child

Posted by Sunnen Law | Oct 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Sometimes, parents are required to have supervised visits with their children after a separation or divorce. It might seem like this is the end of the world, but it can be beneficial to everyone involved if it's handled correctly. Making the most of supervised visits can be challenging, but you c...

Property division: 3 options for the family home

Posted by Sunnen Law | Sep 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you're getting divorced, your first option may be to try to keep the family home. You need to consider the financial side of this, as you may have to give up something in order to keep it. This is because your spouse likely also has a claim to the home. As you divide property, if you're going ...

California divorce residency requirements explained

Posted by Sunnen Law | Sep 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you intend to divorce your spouse in the Golden State, there are conditions you need to meet before you can file. One of them is your residency in the state.  If you're planning a move along with a divorce, it's wise to understand the residency requirements in California before you start.  The...

Does it matter when you ask for a prenup?

Posted by Sunnen Law | Aug 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

You know that you want to use a prenuptial agreement when you get married. You have yet to discuss this with your partner. It feels a bit intimidating to bring it up. But you know that you want to protect your assets and that this is a good way to do it. What you're wondering is if there is a spe...

4 tips to protect your assets in a divorce

Posted by Sunnen Law | Aug 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Dealing with a divorce can be overwhelming. Not only do you have to handle the flurry of emotions, but you also have to look out for your interests and ensure you get what you deserve. If you are not careful, you might get shortchanged or lose assets that rightfully belong to you. Given the uncer...

Proven tips to ease the emotional impact of divorce

Posted by Sunnen Law | Jul 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

Divorce is challenging. Even in situations when both parties agree that the marriage should end, it can be stressful, frustrating and emotional. While divorce is rarely easy, there are steps you can take to help ease the process and take care of yourself. Accept that your emotions may change When...

How to make a success of your divorce mediation

Posted by Sunnen Law | Jun 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

Divorce was traditionally viewed as a highly contentious and adversarial process. However, couples are now starting to realize that there are no winners in a highly-contested divorce.  For this reason, mediation has become much more popular. Essentially, mediation comprises a less formal process ...

Making a good impression in your child custody case

Posted by Sunnen Law | Jun 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

One of the most important factors in a divorce concerning parents is child custody. If parents cannot negotiate an agreement between them, then the courts will step in. The central issue in any child custody case is the best interests of the child. This is what the courts will be motivated by whi...

Divorce can leave a positive impact on your children

Posted by Sunnen Law | May 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

You may often hear parents state they're only staying married until their children go to college or move out. What these parents don't realize is their unhealthy marriage may be pushing their kids out of the house too early. Children may not understand the dynamics of marriage, but they can reali...

What pushes people to divorce their spouses?

Posted by Sunnen Law | May 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

You may have recently heard yourself asking why you are still married. There seems to be something in your relationship you no longer have. A special bond that made the marriage worth having. Now you're searching for this feeling again to reignite your marriage. You may be wondering what caused t...

Why to choose divorce mediation

Posted by Sunnen Law | Apr 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Picture in your mind a married couple legally finalizing their split. You probably have a mental image of two angry people arguing and shouting in divorce court. Little gets resolved in this scenario. The whole proceeding is emotionally charged. Fortunately, there are much better ways to smoothly...

What should you do with the marital home in a divorce?

Posted by Sunnen Law | Apr 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Your marital home is likely a place that's very special to you. Determining what will happen to it is often something that's hard to do if you decide to divorce.  There are a few ways you may opt to handle the marital home. You and your ex will have to consider the options and work together to fi...

How does military divorce work?

Posted by Sunnen Law | Mar 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Being married to someone in the military has unique factors that can make it more challenging than civilian marriages. For example, they may be away for long, undefined periods. Laying down roots can be harder because the whole family might be required to move in the future. So, it is no surprise...

Control your emotional attachments to things in a divorce

Posted by Sunnen Law | Mar 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

People become emotionally attached to specific items. For some, this could be the home where they raised their children because of the memories they have there. For others, it might be a vacation timeshare where the family spent a lot of time.  When you end a marriage, you have to split up the pr...

2 things to do when leaving an abusive marriage

Posted by Sunnen Law | Feb 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Most marriages start off as loving relationships. Many will continue on that way, but some will shift toward abuse. The abuse doesn't always happen suddenly, and it's not always physical. In some cases, the relationship turns emotionally abusive and controlling before the person starts the physic...

Making the most of a co-parenting relationship

Posted by Sunnen Law | Feb 04, 2022 | 0 Comments

When people decide to end their relationship, it is not usually a decision that they take lightly. Often, former spouses appreciate the clean break that a divorce can offer. For people who have children together, a co-parenting relationship will need to be maintained after the separation. Hard fe...

Child custody negotiations must focus on the kids

Posted by Sunnen Law | Jan 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Splitting up when you have children together is a difficult situation, but it's one that requires you to do what's best for the kids. These cases require the parents to put their own differences aside and focus on what the children need. There are several ways that you can make the negotiations l...

Making the most of long-distance parenting after divorce

Posted by Sunnen Law | Dec 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Many divorced people end up being long-distance parents, at least for a time. Whether your long-distance situation is necessary because of your job or other commitments or you were unable to prevent your co-parent from moving away with your child, it's crucial to make the best of it. Codifying yo...

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