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Real Housewives of Orange County Recap

A  beautiful home in Coto de Caza, California sets the scene for the third episode at Tamra’s “not so happy” housewarming party and the drama is already on high alert. Kelly is sobbing and leaving the party early after having a run-in with the rumor queen Vickie, who as we mentioned in the past recap […]

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Celebrating 11 Years of California SB 1082

Serving in the military can be stressful and emotionally taxing for family members whose loved one is deployed. Considering that a great many service members are single parents, deployment can be particularly taxing when child custody and visitation rights and disputes leave the service member feeling as though a choice must be made between family […]

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Real Housewives of Orange County Recap with Catie Young

Another week in the world of Real Housewives of Orange County (RHOC) and once again, we have much to discuss. Today we are bringing in another professional. She is qualified to illicit insight and advice because she is a wife, stepmom (to a teenager), mom to two littles, and a partner at Griffith, Young, & […]

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Real Housewives of Orange County Recap with Amy Lass

A new season of the Real Housewives of Orange County (RHOC) has begun for the 14th year in a row. One could assume the show features a cast of women with wedding rings on their left hands, and if so, they are mistaken. The reality television show documents the lives of six women, to which […]

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GYL Department of Child Support services

Are you a party in a divorce who isn’t receiving court-ordered child support payments? If so, the Department of Child Support Services can help. Child support matters can be confusing. The DCSS was created to help parents (both the payer or “obligor” and recipient or “obligee”) make sense of child support and to facilitate payments […]

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Mediation Is Key For Your Bank Account

Mediation is a necessary method in divorce proceedings. It requires a neutral third party to help resolve a dispute. The mediator does not have the power to make a final decision and serves as someone to help two parties reach an agreement. Divorce brings up feelings of hurt, resentment and overall lack of control. When […]

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Your Summer Parenting Plan

Summer Solstice is here and that means it is the longest day of the year, while also being the shortest night of the year. The sunniest day of the year also reminds divorced parents of Summer break. Co-parents will need to create a “Summer Parenting Plan” to ensure a smooth break for everyone in the […]

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A Father Has Equal Rights In Gaining Child Custody

Family law is evolving in the subject of father’s rights, and the changes debunk the myth of a greater favorable outcome for the mother. In the past, it was easy to assume all family dynamics were made up of a working dad and a stay at home mom. Family dynamics, gender roles, and family laws […]

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Spousal Support 101

A major concern throughout divorce proceedings are finances. When a couple goes their separate ways and is moving towards living separate lives, finances are a large concern. This is where spousal support comes in to play. Spousal support is financial assistance that recognizes a partner’s contribution to the marriage and helps the recipient achieve financial […]

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