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Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce in California

There are two ways to resolve your divorce in California — your case can be either “contested” or “uncontested.” The type of divorce you choose will make all the difference in how your case proceeds through the legal system. However, there… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
Divorce Process

Difference Between Fault vs. No-Fault Divorce

There are a lot of terms used when it comes to divorce, and it can be overwhelming to grasp what they all mean. Significantly, you may be wondering what the difference is between fault vs. no-fault divorce — and having an understanding of these ter… Read More
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What Happens in a Divorce Trial?

Divorce matters can often be settled through negotiation, mediation, or by using other collaborative processes. When agreements cannot be reached, however, the issues may need to be litigated in court. In highly contentious cases, going to trial (som… Read More
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Types of Restraining Orde…

Types of Restraining Orders

Under the California Family Code, in addition to physical violence or threats of physical violence, abuse can include stalking, harassment, sexual assault, disturbing the peace, and vandalism. It can also include acts such as using business or phone… Read More
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Categories: Domestic Violence
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What Factors Are Considered When Determining Spousal Support?

Spousal support is often one of the most contentious issues addressed in a divorce. It often occurs that one party needs it, and the other party does not want to pay it. What is Spousal Support? Spousal support, sometimes referred to as “alimony,… Read More
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Categories: Spousal Support
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Modifying Child Custody Agreements in California

Child custody agreements aren’t always set in stone. California law recognizes that circumstances can change and there may be a need to modify a custody order from time to time. Importantly, neither parent can make changes to an existing custody ag… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody
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Common Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

Divorce is a life-changing decision that is never easy. While the process of ending a marriage involves many legal, financial, and emotional challenges, there are many mistakes that affect the outcome of your case — and you should know how to avoid… Read More
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Who Gets What in a California Divorce?

Property division is one of the most contentious issues couples may face in a California divorce, especially in long-term marriages where a significant amount of assets have been accumulated. An understanding of how property, debts, and assets are di… Read More
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Categories: Property Division
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Ania Bednarczyk Gives Presentation on Preparing Statements of Decision

On August 23, 2023, Bednarczyk & Valerio, LLP partner Ania Bednarczyk co-presented a class for family law trial lawyers and appellate attorneys with Attorney Michelene Insalaco, on the complicated topic of preparing Statements of Decision after t… Read More
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What to Include in Your Parenting Plan

A parenting plan is an important document that must be in place when parents separate or divorce. It outlines custody matters and determines how you and the other parent will raise your child when you do not live together. While bringing up a child i… Read More
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Categories: Child Custody