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Who should leave the house in a divorce first?

June 4, 2012

Does it matter who leaves the house in a divorce first? San Diego Divorce Attorney and Family Law Attorney, Paul Staley, hears the question “Who should leave the house in a divorce first?” often over the years. In some states that a crucial question, fortunately, here, in California, —not so much. Getting divorced is hard!…

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Divorce and the laws of physics

May 13, 2012

San Diego Divorce Attorney explores Divorce and the laws of physics Paul Staley has some thoughts for the person who has heard one or more horror stories about divorces gone foul. Someone asked me what I want people to walk away – the one thing I want them to remember when they decide to go forward in…

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Who will get custody of our children?

March 30, 2012

Who will get custody of our children?

Child custody is arguably the most challenging aspect of a divorce .  While it’s a difficult topic to approach, it’s always helpful to know up-front what the options are in your state.  This way, you’re not blindsided by new information while trying to co-parent and be separated at the same time. Who will get custody…

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Divorce without a lawyer?

March 29, 2012

Divorce without a lawyer   In my practice I get calls every day from people who have chosen to divorce without a lawyer, even in cases involving homes, children, pension plans, or all of the above and more. They later discovered that some part of the court proceedings that could easily have been resolved with…

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How much power does a Family Court Judge have?

April 16, 2011

The power of a Family Court Judge    Most family law cases are decided by the family court judges. But there is a before that time that if used well and prepared for can give you an advantage. Before though you see a family court judge you will go into family court mediation. Getting prepared for Family court mediation well and thoroughly can spare you a huge…

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What should I know before Family Mediation at court?

April 15, 2011

San Diego Family Mediation   How Can I Help my Case During a  Family Mediation Session?   If you’re involved in a custody or visitation dispute in Family Court in the state of California, you will be meeting with a Mediator in Family Court Services Mediation.  That is, unless you’re one of the more fortunate who can…

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What is a Divorce? How do I obtain a Divorce?

April 15, 2011

The power of a Family Court Judge about: What is a Divorce? And… How do I obtain one? San Diego Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Paul Staley, released a new YouTube video to answer 2 common questions. (ONE) What is a Divorce?, and (TWO) How do I obtain a Divorce? If you have been served…

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Is Spousal Support taxable?

April 15, 2011

The power of a Family Court Judge about: Is Spousal Support taxable? San Diego Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Paul Staley, released a new YouTube video to answer: Is Spousal Support taxable? America’s growing divorce rate has helped create various types of spousal support (alimony, child support), where one ex-spouse, typically the higher-earning spouse, is…

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Can a Spousal Support Order be terminated?

April 15, 2011

The power of a Family Court Judge : Can a Spousal Support Order be terminated San Diego Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Paul Staley, released a new YouTube video to answer: Can a Spousal Support Order be terminated? How Long will a Spousal Support Order be Paid? If spousal support order is appropriate, the court…

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What is sole custody?

April 15, 2011

The power of a Family Court Judge : What is sole custody? San Diego Divorce and Family Law Attorney, Paul Staley, : What is sole custody and sole physical custody? Sole Custody: Divorce in California Sole custody is different from shared custody in that it allows one parent to have full custody over the child…

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