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Three ways that your second divorce will be easier than your first

Three ways that your second divorce will be easier than your first

Second time around is easier because you know the divorce process and the type of help you need, plus the emotions that incur. Our team offers additional ease with affordable divorce options.

Common Do It Yourself Divorce Mistakes

Common DIY divorce mistakes

Seeking help for your divorce with the right professionals is key.  Not all mediation is done by attorney’s and most paralegals assisting with the process do not have attorney support.  Ask questions before hiring a professional.

California has a 6 month waiting period to get divorced after being married. Why?

California six-month waiting period for divorce: Is there a faster way?

At Green Giraffe Legal, specializing in mediation and flat fee divorce, we walk most of our clients through the divorce process in 3-4 months’ time.

Forgiving your former spouse has it's benefits

Forgiving your former spouse has its benefits

Forgiving your ex is not the same as forgetting all of the frustration, pain, and heartache that was a part of both your marriage and your divorce – nor does it condone any bad behavior on the part of your former partner.

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Why to avoid “Do-It-Yourself” divorces

Unfortunately, automated divorce processes are not at the point where an online one-time fee will truly get you the information needed to make informed decisions. Find out how the help of an experienced professional can save you time, money, and stress.

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What you don’t know can hurt you

“You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know!” Since most couples considering a divorce don’t know what they don’t know, our guided marital dissolution approach can save you thousands of dollars. Our goal is to minimize your expenses while avoiding dangerous unknown pitfalls.

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Divorce basics from the California Courts system

There are 3 main ways to end a marriage or registered domestic partnership in California: divorce, legal separation, and annulment. It is not necessary for both spouses or domestic partners to agree to end the marriage. Either spouse or partner can decide to end the marriage.

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Retirement benefits planning information from the SSA

Your benefit as a divorced spouse is equal to one-half of your ex-spouse’s full retirement amount (or disability benefit) if you start receiving benefits at your full retirement age. The benefits do not include any delayed retirement credits your ex-spouse may receive.

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Custody and parenting time (visitation) overview

Here you can learn about child custody and parenting time (also called “visitation”) cases, how to prepare a parenting plan for you and your children, and how to get or change a court order. You can also find many resources to help you and your children through your separation or divorce.