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Creating a Good Divorce

I know it’s an oxymoron:  nobody wants a divorce, so how could one be good? But when you’re faced with divorce, you have lots of opportunities to make it less bad (if not actually good, at least in the long run, in hindsight). I’ve been a divorce lawyer for 24 years, and expert on what […]

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Divorce Mediation Vs. Traditional Divorce

No divorce process is completely stress free, but if you choose mediation to settle your case, you could save on time, stress, and money. While divorce mediation is not as common as traditional divorce litigation, there are many advantages to choosing divorce mediation that can benefit you, your spouse and your children.   What is mediation, and how is it different […]

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Overnights for Your Infants and Toddlers Benefits the Children & the Parents

As part of your mediated settlement, an extensive amount of time will be spent discussing your custody decisions and parenting plan. With approximately over 40% of all marriages in the United States ending in divorce, over thousands of children spend at least a few years living in single-parent households. In light of these statistics, it […]

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How does Team Mediation Work & Why is it so Effective?

Congratulations! You are considering mediation as the process for resolving your divorce. In contrast to litigation, mediation is the sane, efficient and cost effective way to work through your potentially difficult issues and preserve your family relationships. At Peace Talks, we use the “Team Mediation” approach and we want to share with you why this […]

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Protect Your Children: Get a Will!

While many of us may believe that estate planning is only for the rich or the elderly, you should know that this process is essential if you have children. At Peace Talks Mediation, not only do we help you with divorce mediation, but we also recommend how you can protect your most precious “possessions” your […]

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Divorced or Divorcing – How to have Happy Jolly Holidays

You have the advantage of receiving recommendation and coping skills to handle thoughtfully charged holiday situation and decisions. Especially if you have young children then flexibility is key to your celebration.   At Peace Talks, we know that the divorce process is stressful and creates emotional turmoil. And we also know that experiencing the winter […]

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What Makes Divorce Expensive?

If your matter cannot be resolved, then you may choose to have a judge or jury trial, which can exponentially increase your expense. As the case progresses, there may also be a request for a child custody evaluation, in addition to potential adult and/or child therapy sessions. Let’s just get this out of the way […]

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California Cooling OFF Period

While California may be a “hot” state, we experience “cooling off” periods too. In a family law context, this “cooling off” specifically applies to the amount of time that must pass before a divorce is final. The theory behind this “cooling off” period is to prevent couples from rushing to divorce. In California, the law […]

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