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How You Can Keep in Touch with Us

Are you interested in keeping in touch with the Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner? It may be easier than you think. We understand the importance of connection in today’s digital world, and we thus ...
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How Can a Forensic Accountant Help In Your Divorce?

Wealthier couples and those with more complex financial portfolios face unique challenges in a divorce, specifically regarding property division. While an Orange County divorce attorney such as Marc ...
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Top 5 Divorce Mistakes

At the Law Offices of Marc E. Mitzner, we’ve handled quite a few divorce cases over the last 20 years. In that time, we’ve seen people make great decisions, and others who have made ...
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Helpful Tips for Getting Your Child Through a Divorce

No matter what the circumstances, divorce is never easy. People will often describe their divorces as the most difficult periods in their lives. However, during this process children can often have ...
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How to Change Judges in Family Court

Are you looking to change the judge who was appointed to handle your family law matter? Since decisions made on behalf of the judge can significantly impact your future, changing appointed judges is a ...
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How Long Does My Child Support Obligation Continue?

Child support is meant to cover basic expenses that a parent would be expected to assist with, such as food, housing, healthcare, school supplies, clothing, and additional activities in some cases. ...
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What Are Spousal Fiduciary Duties?

Fiduciary duties are known as the legal relationship between two parties. This requires that each person involved in a fiduciary relationship act with a high standard of care, with good faith, ...
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7 Grounds For an Annulment in California

Let's start by briefly reviewing what an annulment actually is since there are countless misunderstandings about this process. An annulment is similar to divorce in that it changes your marital ...
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What Are The Grounds For A Divorce in CA?

Every state is different when it comes to grounds for divorce and the divorce process. California is a 'no-fault' divorce state. In fact, it was the first state that adopted this type of ...
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Do I Have to Move Out if I File for Divorce in CA?

If you are filing for a divorce, you do not necessarily have to move out at any point. You can complete the divorce process while remaining in your home. After property division is divided and divorce ...
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How Long Does the Divorce Process Take in California?

The length of a divorce varies in each case. For those who have already determined that you fulfill the residency requirement in California and are filing the petition for divorce, it will take at ...
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What if I Don't Like the Orders the Judge Made?

All too often, people make the mistake of not following court orders just because they do not like them. It is imperative that you always follow the orders of the court or else you may receive ...
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What Is The Process Of Divorce Mediation in CA?

Meditation is one effective way of going through your divorce. Choosing to handle your divorce matters in mediation can save you and your spouse time and money. Another benefit to this method is you ...
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How Is Spousal Support Calculated?

The amount provided through spousal support as well as the duration of the payments is decided in court after much consideration. Spousal support is a matter that will vary from case to case and there ...
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Is There a Difference Between Legal Separation and Divorce in CA?

There is a clear difference between the results of a legal separation and the results of a divorce. While there are many similarities between them and they can lead to the same outcome, it is ...
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What can I do if my ex-spouse is not following the court's orders?

Both parties involved in a court order are required to follow the regulations specified within the order. As a participant in the order, you are protected if the other party violates or does not ...
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How is Property Divided in a California Divorce?

When you are going through a divorce, property division is one matter that will have to be resolved. California courts use a community property method of property division rather than an equitable ...
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What You Can and Cannot Do With a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial Agreements, or prenups, have many benefits but it is important to know what they can and cannot be used for. If your goals include any of the following, a prenup may be exactly what you ...
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Details of Visitation Orders in CA

In the state of California, when the custody of children must be resolved in a divorce, the courts make decisions based upon what is believed to be in the child's best interests. Courts throughout ...
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Modification of Orders

At the end of divorce and child custody cases in Orange County, the court will issue orders regarding the conditions which must be met by each party in the divorce. While the orders may be directly in ...
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Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are a way for a couple getting married to create plans if anything was to go wrong in the marriage. Some see this as a negative act that is doubting the marriage, but in ...
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Process of Contested Divorce in Orange County

Spouses undergo a contested divorce if they are not able to agree on the issues involved in their divorce. Divorce can be much easier if the spouses are able to agree, but it is not common for this to ...
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What is the Difference of Joint and Shared Custody?

If you are considering a divorce, one of the likely topics of conversation that you and your spouse will need to address is the topic of child custody if you are parents. Obviously if your children ...
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What is a Legal Separation?

Are you considering ending your marriage? In California, you can legally end a marriage by filing for a divorce or by requesting an annulment. A legal separation is different because the marriage is ...
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Different Restraining Order Options in Orange County

If you are in need of a protective order against an abusive or dangerous spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, family member, or another dangerous person, then the Superior Court of California in the ...
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