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What is the First Decision When Divorce is Inevitable?

Once the decision has been made that the marriage will end, the first decision should be which divorce process is best for your particular family and circumstances. Will it be court appearances and having a stranger deciding what happens to your money, property and children? Or do the two of you make decisions together through Read more about What is the First Decision When Divorce is Inevitable?[…]

What If I’m Not Sure I Should get Divorced?

At Amicable Divorce Services, we encourage reconciliation and trying any reasonable solutions before beginning the divorce process. The courts also ask you before you are divorced if there is anything that the court or therapy can do to save your marriage. Divorce is the last resort when all else fails. When divorce is inevitable and Read more about What If I’m Not Sure I Should get Divorced?[…]

Financial Disclosure Documents Mandatory in All California Divorces

Remember, if you are divorcing in California, you are required by Family Code, Section 2104 to serve a completed packet of financial documents called a Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure packet and also a Final Declaration of Disclosure packet. Some of the documents are filed with the court and some are not. In addition, there is a Read more about Financial Disclosure Documents Mandatory in All California Divorces[…]

When Do Couples Need to Come to an Initial Consultation Together?

Remember, if you and your spouse are considering mediation, make sure you both come to the initial consultation together.  When one spouse comes in alone and is educated on the divorce process, she or he usually asks if Leslie can mediate for the couple. Usually the answer is, “No.”   Typically the other spouse is Read more about When Do Couples Need to Come to an Initial Consultation Together?[…]

You Don’t Have to Hire Separate Attorneys to Mediate

When we mediate divorce cases at Amicable Divorce Services, almost all of our clients choose to mediate without paying their lawyers to be present at the mediation. You have the option to have your attorneys present or mediate without lawyers. Leslie Howell is an attorney who serves as a neutral mediator without choosing sides. Leslie Read more about You Don’t Have to Hire Separate Attorneys to Mediate[…]

Mediation for the Cost of a Single Court Appearance?

Yes it’s true that sometimes couples are able to complete the whole mediation process for less than one court appearance or even the cost of one spouse’s retainer fee for a litigation attorney (retainer fees for court attorneys usual range from $3500-$50,000). We’ve actually had couples come in to Amicable Divorce Services who were able Read more about Mediation for the Cost of a Single Court Appearance?[…]