Emancipation in California

Emancipation in California

How does Emancipation in California of Minor work? Let’s take a look. What is the emancipation of a minor? Emancipation of a minor (CA Fam Code section 7002) refers to the legal process of releasing a minor child from parental control, the legal way of making them a legal adult before they reach the “age …

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What is an Amicable Divorce?

Amicable Divorce

What is an amicable divorce? When a divorce process is inevitable, a couple may begin to evaluate their options to resolve their divorce inexpensively and as cooperatively as possible. This question will especially crop up when the parties are on good terms with one another but must separate their lives. An amicable divorce process may seem …

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How to Ask for a Divorce? The Definitive Guide

How to ask for a divorce

While all parts of the divorce process can be complex, asking your spouse to initiate a divorce can be one of the most challenging parts of the process. Learning how to ask for a divorce can be daunting when one spouse has decided that separation is the best thing for the family. Even when divorce …

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Divorce Mediation Checklist

Divorce mediation checklist

Our divorce mediation checklist will help you go through the divorce mediation checklist and negotiation process. When it’s time to divorce, there may be an urge to try and put the marriage entirely behind you. However, your life will probably be entangled with your spouse’s for a long time, especially if the marriage was long …

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Divorce Mediation Cost – Ultimate Guide

divorce mediation cost

Divorce mediation cost It is important to understand divorce mediation costs when considering divorce mediation.  divorce mediation process can be a difficult and confusing and one that you pay a lot for. Divorce mediation cost are important to understand and consider, especially because divorce mediation is often presented as the cheaper option. This is not …

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Handling Domestic Violence For Families

Handling Domestic Violence - ADR Times

By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. The High Conflict Institute has developed a new method for handling high conflict family law cases, titled New Ways for Families™ The purpose of this article is to address how New Ways can be used in domestic violence cases to reduce the conflict between the parents, move both parents closer …

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Fairytales & Myths Applying The Hero Story To Mediation

Applying the Hero Story to Mediation - ADR Times

By Jasper Ozbirn Everybody wants to be a hero. Joseph Campbell’s seminal work The Hero with a Thousand Faces concluded many if not most cultures’ traditional stories, fairytales, and myths embody an element of “hero.” Campbell found these stories often follow a similar plot—the hero’s journey—where the hero arises from his or her mundane surroundings …

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Dealing with the Pains of Divorce through Meaningful and Complete Apology

Complete Apology in Divorce - ADR Times

By Dina Haddad, Esq., LL.M. If you are contemplating divorce, in the midst of a divorce, or already have a divorce decree in hand, you know pressures of the legal process do not compare to the emotional turmoil you are experiencing. The emotional pressures can be quelled when you give a meaningful and complete apology. …

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Successful Post-Dissolution Co-Parenting: The Mediator’s Role

Successful Post-Dissolution Co-Parenting - ADR Times

By Scott C. Van Soye People often think of divorce as the end of a relationship between spouses. In some cases, it may be. But the reality is that where there are minor children from the marriage, a relationship—though changed—endures until the youngest child reaches adulthood. Learning to deal with this new reality is a …

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Orchestrating Settlement – A Symphony of Sound and Color

Orchestrating Settlement - ADR Times

By Mikita Weaver This fall I attended one of the outdoor concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a spectacular affair—beginning with the wonderful sounds of classical music and ending with a fantastic light show. The concert featured a local university marching band as well as a guest appearance …

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