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Post-Divorce New Year's Resolutions

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Jan 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The first year after a divorce can be a difficult time. However, with the New Year having just started, there is no better time than the present to make some New Year's resolutions towards helping you start fresh towards a new beginning. To help you get back on track towards a happy and healthy f...

Divorce and the Holidays: How to Help Your Kids Cope

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Dec 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following a divorce, the holiday season can be an emotionally distressing time for children to cope with. The instability and tumultuous change of separation can create an intense burden on your children, creating a bittersweet feeling during the holidays. If you have recently separated from your...

What Happens to Pets After Divorce?

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Apr 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

They're a part of our Christmas cards, they get the best scraps from our dinners, and we can't imagine life without them-our pets. Yet for some reason, California divorce laws put pets in the same category as physical property and expect spouses to just choose between pets or between properties d...

How to Change a Child Support Order after Divorce

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Jan 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Whether you have a new job or are experiencing financial hardship, it is possible to adjust your child support order and fortunately, the court displays a reasonable level of flexibility when it comes to support modifications. The following tips may give you a better idea of how to make your chan...

Is Divorce Mediation Right for You?

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Dec 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

When it comes to dissolving a legal marriage, spouses may have several available options. Among these include a process known as mediation. Divorce mediation, in the simplest terms, involves out-of-court proceedings during which two spouses work with a mediator to amicably agree upon the terms of...

Helping Your Children Cope with Divorce

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Apr 05, 2013 | 0 Comments

Going through a divorce can be a challenging time for you and your spouse; however, if there are children in the mix, your divorce just may be even more difficult on them. While getting through the hardships of a divorce do come in time, as parents it is in your hands to help them work through it...

Powerful Tips for Child Custody Cases in California

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Mar 05, 2013 | 0 Comments

As a practicing child custody attorney in Modesto California, I have handled literally hundreds of child custody cases, and I have seen what works and what doesn't work in child custody cases. I have created this list as a quick overview of thoughts and tips for people who are facing child custod...

10 Great Divorce Tips

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Feb 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

While practicing as a Modesto Divorce Lawyer I have seen hundreds of cases and so it is simple for me to list out some thoughts and ideas for handling a divorce in a better way. The information here is intended to be straightforward and simple, so that people who are facing a difficult divorce s...

What to Expect in a Divorce

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Feb 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

In the typical divorce case one party will file the divorce (petitioner) and the other party will respond (respondent). The party filing for the divorce must have the other party personally served (in most cases), and the other party has 30 days from the time they are served to file a response. I...

The Growing Trend of Gray Divorces

Posted by Scott Mitchell | Oct 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

Divorces of people aged 50 and over -- such as that of the recent news of the impending divorce of Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito -- are referred to as gray divorces, after the hair color of many of those affected. These divorces do not involve complications of child support and child custody that...

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