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Belinda Etezad Rachman
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Belinda Etezad Rachman, Esq. has been a family law attorney in Southern California since graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1996. She also holds a Masters in Special Education from New York University, specializing in teaching severely emotionally disturbed children. She taught in New York City and Southern California before becoming a lawyer. After eight years of traditional legal experience Ms. Rachman has done nothing but divorce mediation for the past 6 years with 100% success rate with over 250 couples. For more information to see if divorce mediation is an option in your case go to

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Should Cheaters Be Shunned?

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2016 | 12:40 PM

I am not a prude. What ever kind of sex consulting adults want to engage in is fine with me, but if the husband wants to be with the wife's close girlfriend or the wife wants to get it on with her husband's pal, isn't that worse than just having...

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Arnold and Maria's next step

(8) Comments | Posted May 17, 2011 | 2:59 PM

With the bombshell that Arnold had a baby 10 years ago with a member of their household staff there will be many advising Maria to go for the jugular. What woman wants to know her man had children with another woman while already married? This is the...

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Grandparents and Divorce

(9) Comments | Posted November 17, 2010 | 3:39 PM

When your children come to you with their tales of marital woe beware. There will be a great temptation to finance your child's divorce, thinking that you are helping them get custody or more marital property but in most cases, hiring separate divorce lawyers is the death knell for any...

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Beware of Adversarial Divorce Lawyers: One Woman's Story

(60) Comments | Posted June 15, 2010 | 2:36 PM

I don't' remember when or how I found The Bunny Cage blog, but upon seeing the provocative photography of this self-styled Cindy Sherman of Wyoming, I started following Sara LeeAnn Banevedes. It was hard to believe someone so hip was living in a small town writing...

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Are Animal Parents Better Than Humans?

(15) Comments | Posted April 23, 2010 | 12:37 PM


As a divorce attorney I am very clear about the kinds of issues that create tension in a marriage. The top two disputed areas that cause the most divorces are money and children. While animals don't have money, they do have to deal with...

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When Facebook Dumps You, What Can You Do?

(28) Comments | Posted April 12, 2010 | 2:53 PM

When actress/singer/performance artist, Ann Magnuson posted photographer Austin Young's artfully done recreation of the 1974 Roxy Music album, "Country Life," as her Facebook profile photo on Monday, April 5, 2010, she had no idea of what the consequences would be on Wednesday, April 7, 2010. On...

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Why Sandra Bullock and Jesse James Should Avoid Divorce Lawyers

(66) Comments | Posted March 20, 2010 | 11:38 AM

America's sweetheart is in terrible danger and it doesn't come from her roving husband or his tattooed stripper girlfriend. Ms. Bullock will be the target of a lot of aggressive divorce lawyers. I am sure as we speak, the lens lice who thrive on the media spotlight and love to...

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Conscious Divorce Or Emotional Divorce?

(11) Comments | Posted November 18, 2009 | 12:15 PM

When a marriage ends, it is usually accompanied by intense emotions that too often result in terrible choices being made that end up hurting the couple and the children. You don’t have to be Gandhi, Buddha or any other kind of evolved spirit to have a “Peaceful Divorce,” but you...

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Mackenzie Phillips, Child Abuse and Divorce

(11) Comments | Posted September 24, 2009 | 2:21 PM

With Mackenzie Phillips' disclosure about an incestuous relationship with her father, expect a torrent of articles about the topic of child sexual abuse. Sometimes it takes a public figure coming forward before the rest of us really start to pay attention. This is what happened when Rock Hudson came out...
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Divorce Lawyers and the Reptilian Brain

(13) Comments | Posted September 23, 2009 | 4:46 PM

 No one goes into marriage thinking they will divorce one day, but if half of all marriages end in divorce, as the statistics tell us, the chance of a couple staying together are about 50/50, which may be a good bet or bad bet - depending on whether or not...

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