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Fewer Sex Partners = Happier Marriages, Study Finds

La Jolla – A study conducted by an organization that focuses on strengthening marriage and family life has found that men and women who have fewer sexual partners prior to getting hitched tend to have happier marriages. Image source The Institute of Family Studies found that 65 percent of women who have just one sexual […]

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Marriage Legislation: Getting Married in the United States

Note: There may be topics in this article unrelated to the State of California. San Diego, CA – Many, many congratulations on your marriage! Marriage is a contractual agreement between two people, binding them together on an emotional, legal and material level. If you’re planning to get married in the US, it is important that […]

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Digital Divorce: How to File for a Divorce Online

Note: There may be topics in this article unrelated to the State of California. La Jolla, CA – The evolution of internet has simplified things for all of us, in so many ways. Now, you can also file for a divorce online. If you are a busy professional, you can have all the divorce paperwork […]

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Psychological and Emotional Effects of Divorce on Children

Carlsbad, CA – Splitting up is a stressful experience for every couple. But one thing that adds to the pain of divorcing parents all the more is thinking how their divorce will impact the present and future lives of their children. Every parent wishes their children to have a fulfilling life. As a married couple, […]

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New Law Changes How Pets are Designated in Divorce Cases

San Diego, CA – If you wonder how much our pets mean to us, here is one clue: Americans spent more than $69 billion on pet products in 2017. Perhaps that figure isn’t as strong an indicator of how much pets have become family members as a new bill signed into law in September by […]

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Millennials are Finding More Marital Success

La Jolla, CA- They may get called “snowflakes” and be accused of requiring “trigger warnings” and “safe spaces,” but millennials are doing one thing better than their oft-critical elders: winning at marriage. Younger couples take a different approach to relationships than baby boomers, who married young, divorced and remarried. The result is a divorce rate […]

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Could Your Job Cause Doom for Your Marriage?

Carlsbad, CA – Does your spouse work in an environment where more than half of the employees are of the opposite sex? It could spell doom for your marriage, a new study has found. Stockholm University sociologists Caroline Uggla and Gunnar Andersson focused on jobs as they looked at Denmark divorce rates. Image Source Their […]

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Student Loan Debt Takes its Toll on Marriage

San Diego, CA – Student loan debt is higher than it’s ever been, having reached more than $1.531 trillion dollars in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Federal Reserve. Given that seven in 10 college graduates leave school with debt, and that debt averages about $37,000 per student, it’s no surprise that student […]

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Divorce Can be Contagious Among Friends

Carlsbad, CA – Looking for an indicator of whether you’re going to get divorced? Look at whether your friends are doing it. A study conducted by researchers at the University of California at San Diego and two other universities looked at 30 years of data and found that you’re 75 percent more likely for your […]

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How to Have the Conversation About A Prenuptial Agreement

San Diego, CA — News outlets throughout the world have mentioned for years that more couples are signing prenuptial agreements prior to marrying. Image Source It’s likely that the increase in prenups makes the topic less taboo and perhaps opens the door to more couples having that conversation. Still, discussing a document that often is labeled a […]

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Family Attorney John N. Griffith, CFLS
Family Attorney John N. Griffith, CFLS

Family Attorney, John N. Griffith, CFLS

John Griffith has practiced exclusively in the area of family law since 2009. John is a Certified Family Law Specialist certified as an expert in the area of family law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

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Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.
Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.

Family Attorney, Catie E. Young, ESQ.

San Diego family lawyer Catie Young has a wide range of litigation experience. She has worked in civil litigation. She has successfully represented clients in many areas of family law including child support, child custody, divorce and domestic violence. She has a unique approach to each child custody case, so clients of Griffith, Young & Lass tend to gravitate toward her in these cases.

858-345-1720
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Family Attorney Amy J. Lass, CFLS
Family Attorney Amy J. Lass, CFLS

Family Attorney, Amy J. Lass, CFLS

Amy Lass was born in New York and raised in San Diego, California. Amy graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2003 with a B.S. in Economics with a concentration in Enterprise Accounting and went on to earn her law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and graduated cum laude in 2006. Amy takes a practical and cost considerate approach to the process while striving to balance the emotional needs and objectives of her clients.

858-345-1720
amy@gylfamilylaw.com

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