How to talk to your teens about divorce
Usually teens are old enough to understand some aspects of divorce but most still have questions.
Preparation is key for a quick divorce
If you want to speed up the divorce process there are steps that can be taken, especially if you will be having an amicable break-up with your spouse.
Options for navigating your divorce
Our affordable pricing options could be the thing that helps you divorce and begin the next chapter of your journey.
The benefits of an uncontested divorce
For one, an uncontested divorce is easier if you live in a no-fault divorce state such as California. Let’s review the other benefits in this weeks’ blog.
How to keep your divorce private
Keeping the divorce agreement private benefits you and your entire family. Let’s review how to take the necessary precautions to ensure as little information as possible is exposed.
Can you afford the house after divorce?
Consider the assets and debt in the divorce settlement, anticipated income, alimony or child support if applicable and then there is the tax effects. Do you need the house?
How to go through divorce gracefully
Going through divorce gracefully involves respectful communication as well as actions. The focus of a graceful divorce is on compromise and working towards an outcome that is feasible for both.
Double income, no kids (DINK) divorce
When a DINK couple decides to divorce it is less complicated because kids are not involved and often the parties are self-supporting.
Easy divorce paperwork FAQs
Many online divorce services offer DIY divorce options or alternative non-litigated options for couples looking for a fast and efficient way to divorce.
Short term marriage divorce
In the state of California the divorce process takes time. How long it takes to dissolve your marriage depends on several factors…
Can you really file for divorce online?
Is it possible to file for divorce online without an attorney? Short answer? Yes, but there are valid reasons to consult with a divorce consultant before doing so.
How to get divorced after 1 year of marriage
No matter how long or little you have been married, getting divorced is difficult. In some cases, couples that have been married for a year can ask for and are granted an annulment.
Consultants for amicable divorce
Green Giraffe is a consulting firm that offers flat fee divorce services. Our one-on-one support works with you and our guided marital dissolution approach can save you money, time and stress.
Divorce without kids or property
A divorce with no children or property and no other issues like division of debt or spousal support could be what is referred to as amicable, uncontested or cooperative. In other words, a simple divorce process.
The final step of divorce
You may feel a mix of emotions as you and your ex-spouse discuss things such as child support or alimony. A Marital Settlement Agreement (MSA), or divorce agreement, can help make the process less overwhelming.
Quotes about Co-Parenting
Always remember that your kids come first and that you are not alone. Reading inspirational quotes from other co-parents can relieve stress, be a comfort, or even just help you see the humor in an often-difficult situation.
Being friends after divorce is possible
We understand that all couples and all divorces are different. Here are some words of experienced advice before you embark on a friendship with your ex.
Is there such a thing as a “perfect divorce”?
No, probably not. But a healthy breakup and amicable divorce and you can be friends with your ex. So, let’s work through the divorce process together for the emotional well-being of the family.
Divorce strategies to defend against
Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful events in an individual’s life. Many couples strive for an amicable divorce, so they can stay friends and co-parent their children. However,…
Pay-as-you-go divorce advice and coaching
Ready to start the divorce process but money is an issue, a pay as you go or flat fee divorce are options to keep control of the legal costs.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.