Financial Impact of Divorce on Women

By Admin Admin | February 9, 2022
Woman figuring out finances.

When you are a woman going through a divorce, you may find that you are financially impacted in ways your male counterpart is not, especially with a court-litigated divorce process.…

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Will I Lose My House During My Divorce?

By Admin Admin | January 12, 2022
Picture of home.

It’s completely understandable to have a million questions swirling around in your head – divorce can be a lonely and grueling space to live in and sometimes you may feel…

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Temporary “Phonelessness” Is OK

By Stephanie | April 10, 2018

by Stephanie Maloney Co-parenting is tough enough without having to wonder if you’re one text away from that phone call from the Highway Patrol. Nobody wants to be the cop…

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Mediation in the News: The Williams Divorce

By peacetalkadmin | September 13, 2017

Back in June there was a news story about Richard Williams, the father of Venus & Serena, seeking to evict his estranged wife from their Florida home. A few days…

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Collaborative Divorce The Best Way To Divorce In California

By peacetalkadmin | April 10, 2016

You have decided your marriage is not working out. You want to divorce, but your friends have told you horror stories about dragging your divorce through the court system. You…

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Divorce Continuum

By peacetalkadmin | October 8, 2013

Divorce Resolution Continuum By Diana Mercer, Attorney-Mediator, copyright 2003 The decision to divorce is followed by a number of choices for how a case might be filed and later resolved.…

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Uncontested Divorce California

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Uncontested Divorce in California is becoming more and more common.  As more people embrace the idea of mediation, collaborative divorce, and even settling things themselves without going to court, more…

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Mediate! Don’t Litigate.

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

There are huge advantages when you mediate your divorce, family law, custody, child support, alimony, spousal support or modification.  If you’ve spent any time at all on our web site,…

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Uncontested Divorce California Style, Part 2

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

The path to uncontested divorce in California, or anywhere else, is not always an easy one. Let’s face it, the thought of divorce can be pretty upsetting, scary, sad and…

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Divorce Strategy?

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

An accountant is helping one of our clients with some of the required financial documents for the divorce.  “I don’t want to ruin your strategy,” he says, “but I really…

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Divorce in California

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

California has its own personality with divorce.  One of only 9 states that follows Community Property law, California seems intent on doing things its own way. But a divorce in…

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Mediation vs. Litigation

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

More and more people are choosing mediation rather than litigation.  Why it has taken so long to catch on, when the benefits of mediation are obvious, is beyond me, but…

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Divorce Threats: I’ll See You in Court!

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

There’s often a lot of grandstanding in divorce court proceedings. A lot of people say, “I’ll see you in court!” not knowing exactly what that means.  In the moment, they don’t…

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What Causes Divorce?

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Causes of Divorce  “Seriously?  You want to end this?  You want a divorce?  I mean, I know we’ve had problems.  I’ve tried to change.  I’ll be better.  Is this really…

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Cost of Divorce: Cost of Staying Together

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Putting a price on sanity? There have been so many articles on people who aren’t getting divorced because they “can’t afford it” that it’s making me a little alarmed. The…

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California Divorce

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Divorce in California Divorce law varies state-to-state, and California has the distinction of being one of 9 states that have enacted a Community Property law. As a divorce lawyer in…

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Mediation is the New and Improved Litigation

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Well, there’s really no improvements on divorce and custody litigation. But mediation is definitely a better way to go.

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Creating a Good Divorce

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

I know it’s an oxymoron:

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Is Divorce Failure?

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Family Mediation and Failure Many clients have told me that they viewed getting divorced as a their greatest failure as an adult.

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Divorce: Kids and Custody

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Kids and Custody Do you remember being a kid?

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Cause of Divorce

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

What Causes Divorce? When thinking about how marriages end, people often look towards distinct events like affairs or money-related problems.  What we’ve found in our 20+ years of experience is…

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Los Angeles Superior Court Update: Budget Cuts

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

I went to a meeting today with the Honorable Thomas Trent Lewis at the Los Angeles Superior Court. He wanted to update the family law bar, forensic accountants, and custody…

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Insider Divorce Advice

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Divorce Advice I Give My Friends I’ve been a divorce attorney for 24 years (youthful appearance notwithstanding).  As yo might guess, every single one of my friends (including Facebook friends)…

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TopTips for Choosing your Divorce Mediation Attorney

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Choosing the right mediator is important. You’re going to be talking with your mediator about everything you care anything about in the entire world:  Your future, your kids, your home, your job…..and…

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Uncontested Divorce: California Guide

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

You Want an Uncontested Divorce….but how do you get there? The concept of divorce mediation is relatively new, but recently it has been getting a lot more attention.  Especially in…

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Parental Alientation and Divorce Mediation

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

I get asked a lot about Child Custody.  It’s not surprising, since a parent’s love for their children is bigger than any financial settlement.  Oftentimes, a parent feels that getting…

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Mediate Family Law, Don’t Litigate!

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Here at Peace Talks, we love Mediation.  If you’ve spent any time looking through our site and blog posts, you know that already.  It’s an easy sell, because, to us,…

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Family Law Mediation Success

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Eleven years ago, I traded in my fancy shmancy car for a used Honda Accord.  It wasn’t just a symbolic act; I knew I was going to need the money…

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Divorce Strategy and Divorce Mediation

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” That’s a quote attributed to Alexander Graham Bell and couldn’t be more true today. As a divorce attorney, you’re preparation is…

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Divorce Mediation: Mediator Styles

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

I have a 25 hour beginning family law mediation course on DVD which I sell on my web site and Amazon.com. As a result, I get questions about how to…

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Why Your Kids Will Thank You for Mediating Your Divorce

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Why Your Kids will Thank you for Mediating By Alan Brady, guest blogger   Finding a way to share custody of childrenafter a divorce can be an incredibly difficult task.…

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Choose How Confrontational Your Divorce Will Be

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Divorce Resolution Continuum By Diana Mercer, Attorney-Mediator, copyright 2013   The decision to divorce is followed by a number of choices for how a case might be filed and later…

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Streamlined Collaborative Practice Protocols Training June 6-8, 2013

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Streamlined Collaborative Practice Protocols Training June 6-8, 2013 Skirball Center Los Angeles, CA   I’ve had a few people ask if it’s “worth it” to come to the Streamlined Collaborative…

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Why This Collaborative Training is Different

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Streamlined Collaborative Practice Protocols Training June 6-8, 2013 Skirball Center Los Angeles, CA The Marina Collaborative Divorce Practice Group along with Co-Sponsor, the Southern California Mediation Association, are excited to…

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Why You Should Come to This Collaborative Training

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Streamlined Collaborative Practice Protocols Training June 6-8, 2013 Skirball Center Los Angeles, CA The Marina Collaborative Divorce Practice Group along with Co-Sponsor, the Southern California Mediation Association, are excited to…

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Personal Property and Divorce: Consignment Offers Solutions

By peacetalkadmin | July 25, 2013

Personal Property and Divorce: Family Focused Consignment Offers Solutions Guest Blog By Mark A. Roger Proprietor; Backroom @ WestClay Divorce brings with it upheaval and turmoil; navigating the dissolution of…

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