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Important steps to protect yourself before a divorce

Whether you are considering divorce, you believe that your spouse may be, or you have reached a mutual decision to end your marriage, there are things that you need to do to protect yourself financially. Many people believe that their spouse would never do anything to harm them financially when the marriage ends. Too many people, sadly, find that this isn't the case.

What does the Judicial Council do in California for divorce?

Family law is the law in California pertaining to divorce. It covers such things as mediation, property distribution and debt distribution. It also involves child support and custody issues. The authorities were on point when they passed laws that set up committees and groups of experts to issue reports and mandates for family law issues. As a matter of fact, the Judicial Council is appointed by law to assist the court system in implementing mediation proceedings and other issues.

Limited scope representation: We can help

There is no such thing as one-size-fits-all family law representation. Some people going through extremely adversarial divorces may need comprehensive legal counsel, but it's also common for clients to have a question or issue that only involves one aspect of family law. At Cecil & Cianci, our experienced lawyers can help you navigate any and all issues related to your divorce or other family law situations.

Family law at the bottom of this embryo issue

When you get a divorce there can be repercussions that you never thought about. In one case that occurred in San Francisco, California, the couple that is getting a divorce had frozen embryos that have to be destroyed. The husband in the case requested that the contract that the two signed with the fertility clinic be honored. This agreement stated that all the embryos had to be thawed and destroyed if a divorce was eminent.

Can terminated parental rights be reinstated?

Dealing with an ex while trying to coparent is very difficult for many people. Because of the challenges involved in this, some parents consider the idea of terminating parental rights. However, there are many myths surrounding this subject, and it is actually not something most people can do by choice. Understanding why parental rights are terminated and how they may be reinstated is important for anyone considering this step.

Dividing property in a divorce doesn't have to be stresssful

Understanding the process of getting a divorce in California can be confusing. Having an attorney from the Law Office of Cecil & Cianci, PC, who can explain every detail can be a relief. We practice all aspects of family law to include divorce, asset distribution and even custody issues of all types.

Family law issues are easier with the right representation

When you get a divorce, issues such as child custody, spousal support and child support are often paramount. However, property division is also one of the topics that you will need to negotiate with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. How will the assets and debts be distributed? Who will get the family home?

What's the difference between a closed and an open adoption?

There are many reasons that a family might choose to adopt a child, but it's important to understand that adoption can be a complicated legal matter. Understanding the two basic types of adoptions and the possible issues associated with each can help you be prepared for what's to come in the months ahead.

How to help your child make it through a divorce in California

Nowadays, divorce isn't such a stigmatizing matter as it was in past generations. They are always painful and especially so for children because they tend to blame themselves. They try hard to be prefect for you. There are things that you can do to help your child adjust to not having both parents in the home.

How do Californians qualify for an annulment?

Most people aren't as familiar with annulments as they are with divorce. However, in some cases, California residents seek to nullify a marriage or domestic partnership. An annulment, or nullity, declares a domestic partnership or marriage to be invalid. A divorce, or the other hand, legally terminates or dissolves the relationship.

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