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Who is the Legal Father of Kim Kardashian’s Baby?

by: Cristin M. Lowe Although most of us assume that Kanye West is indeed the father of Kim Kardashian’s baby, California law doesn’t make those same assumptions.  In fact, the initial presumption is that Kim’s legal husband, Kris Humphries, is the father!  According to Family Code Section 7611, Kris can be presumed to be the […] read more…

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Finding Peace

Yes, you can find peace after divorce.

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To Friend or Not to Friend

It’s no big secret that a breakup results in a division of friends along with the furniture. But what happens with your Facebook “friends” post-separation? Is “unfriending” your ex and his or her friends the right thing to do after the end of a relationship goes public?

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Don’t Let Your Emotions Take Over

Displaying emotions during mediation is not wrong or harmful. In fact, I encourage clients to present as “real” people and not be afraid to show their genuine feelings. What I don’t want to happen is for them to allow their emotions to dictate their actions and words.

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Account for Personal Differences

Who is to say that Johnny would do better on a week on/week off schedule or two weeks with Mom and two weeks with Dad? They’re both equal timeshares, after all. What is better, two one-week vacations or one two-week vacation? Should the kids be exchanged on Christmas Eve at midnight or 10 am Christmas Day? I could go on and on naming example after example about how reasonable minds can differ.

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What is a Successful Divorce?

So what exactly is a successful divorce? It’s certainly not getting everything you want, because that simply doesn’t happen. After all, you never wanted to divide the pots and pans or move out of your home.

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Tips for Having Tough Conversations

We all feel frustrated and far less than brilliant when we don’t know how to handle difficult conversations with grace, confidence and ease. Whether you’re working with a difficult person, talking to your hormonally-charged teenager about missing curfew or being afraid to ask for what you need in your romantic relationship, we could all use help being able to speak our truth, even when it might not be easy for someone else to hear. We all avoid tough conversations at times. Whether it’s because we hate conflict, are afraid of losing, or just don’t want to speak to the other person period, it’s a drain of energy and time allowing that conversation to fester.

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Why You Need to Own Your Results

Let’s start with two basic premises: 1) You can’t change what you don’t own; and 2) Chances are you own every result. So when you make excuses and blame outside forces that are beyond your control, you get stuck with the same bad results because of the problems you refuse to own.

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Divorce After 50 – Unique Issues Older Couples Face

Most Baby Boomers contemplating divorce have different needs simply because of where they are at in life. Since the majority of the income-generating years are behind them, special attention must be paid to future income, health insurance and spousal support.

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Hutchinson and Stodden Marriage

Lost actor Doug Anthony Hutchinson, 51, and aspiring country music singer Courtney Alexis Stodden, 16, caused a stir with the news that they recently wed in Las Vegas. While it may be unusual, is marrying an under-aged teenager who is 35 years your junior illegal? The short answer is no.

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