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Legal separation and its date to remember

There are many reasons why couples pursue a legal separation, including tax issues, health insurance matters and religious beliefs, but the most common is something of a gray area: The couple is unsure if they want to stay married, but they’re also not ready to...

A shared digital life can hurt you in divorce

In a typical Orange County marriage, it can make a lot of sense to the spouses to save money by sharing digital connections with a family phone plan, streaming services, Wi-Fi passwords, backup accounts, common photo storage and on and on. In marriage, all of that can...

Examinations of Orange County happiness and divorce

Those of us who live in Orange County fully understand why so many of our cities place so high in a recent study of the happiest cities in the U.S. WalletHub analyzed data from 31 metrics in three categories: emotional and physical well-being; income and employment;...

Divorce mediation: Is it for you?

Orange County sits just a few miles southeast of Hollywood, where divorces in movies can involve taut and poignant courtroom scenes, as in the Dustin Hoffman-Meryl Streep classic “Kramer vs. Kramer.” In real life, that kind of courtroom battle can be costly and...

Finding the true value of assets in divorce

Among the reasons given for divorce, in Orange County as in other areas, disputes over money are consistently near the top of the list whether in a high net worth divorce or a more traditional divorce. Many married couples have disagreements over how much money they...