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The Problem With Prenups, Part III: The Dangerous Sport of Extreme Prenups

Laurie Israel | Posted 05.31.2016 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

My take on prenups is that they should meet the goals of both parties and also be as generous as possible within that framework. Too often an "off-the-shelf" prenup, generally submitted by the attorney of the more-moneyed spouse, dramatically departs from those aims.

How Family Law Attorneys Tend to Think, Part VI

Mark Baer | Posted 06.18.2016 | Divorce
Mark Baer

A great many of my family law attorney colleagues believe that mediation only works under such narrow circumstances, that almost no cases are appropriately suitable for it. They believe that mediation is only effective in family law cases under the following circumstances.

Who Gets The Pets In A Divorce?

Caroline Choi | Posted 11.24.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

Pet custody is another issue that adds to the many layers of divorce. The implementation of a pet parenting plan may be something to consider, especially if it helps lessen the sense of loss you may feel and experience during the divorce process.

Are California's Divorce Laws Draconian?

Laurie Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Laurie Israel

In the US, every state has a different set of divorce laws about distributing assets between ex-husband and ex-wife. So if you get divorced in Califo...