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Looking Forward to 2021 by Being Part of the Solution

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At Zwierzchowski & Nguyen, our Long Beach family lawyers, divorce attorneys, and Certified Family Mediators have spent 2020 in the same way as most California residents, juggling life through the lens of a pandemic. We are all too familiar with alternating which parent works from home while the other takes office hours, coupled with… Read More »

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Resolving Parenting Issues During Or After A Divorce During Covid-19

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How can we use COVID-19 to change our ways? Unexpectedly, divorcing or divorced parents found themselves in the midst of a major crisis, COVID-19. According to the most recent statistics, up to 90% of the United States is under stay-at-home orders. Most courts have been closed or operate on an extremely limited basis. The… Read More »

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Financial Disclosure In Divorce: How To Use It To Empower Yourself?

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Disclosure usually gives people a big headache. Parties either do not know how to prepare it or do not want to do it at all. However, what most people do not realize is that disclosure can very much be used to their own advantage. The Basics Financial disclosure is required to obtain a divorce… Read More »

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What Makes Property Division Difficult In A Divorce And How To Move Beyond That Difficulty?

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What is about assets and stuff that causes so much standstill in a divorce? When a marriage dissolution case goes to a court trial, property division all of a sudden becomes fairly easy. The court is presented with a list prepared either jointly by both spouses or separately by each one listing all community… Read More »

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Permission To Love: Helping Children Cope With Your Divorce

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If you ask children in a divorced family what they wish for, they usually say that they wish for their parents to be together. Togetherness is family; it’s security; it’s love to a child. The problem with divorce is that togetherness ends. A parent moves out. New partners may move in. New kids may… Read More »

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A Simple Answer to a Complex Problem: How to unblock a divorce impasse?

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Simple Answer to a Complex Problem: How to unblock a divorce impasse? Most couples reach an impasse over the issue of custody/parenting plan for their child(ren). Parents fight over their child(ren) but in the process deeply hurt them psychologically and emotionally. The severity of the conflict may cause a parent to kidnap their child… Read More »

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International Child Abduction (The Proceedings): Part II

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As I described in a previous blog on the subject, the only question of the Hague Convention proceeding is to determine if the child should be returned to the country of the left-behind parent. Custody is not the question. All custody issues are left for determination in the child’s country of habitual residence. Preliminary… Read More »

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Globalization and International Child Abduction: Taking a child on a “vacation” with a one-way ticket-PART I

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The global exchange of human work force has been on the rise in recent years. More US companies hire international workers from countries like China, Japan, Pakistan, India and others, and send US citizens aboard. Parents take their children with them and when their relationships fall apart, one parent often decides to return to… Read More »

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Surviving Financially During and After a Divorce

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Divorce usually means splitting up households. Money has to be stretched to support two residences, two cars, two sets of bills, which inevitably lowers the standard of living for both parties. The key to success is to be realistic. It will save you unnecessary disappointments and wrongly chosen paths, which could end up costing… Read More »

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Grandparents Have Rights Too!

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When parents split, whether married or not, children often lose their relationship with the grandparents of the non-custodial parent. Grandparents have a right to seek relief from the courts if they want to establish or continue their relationship with their grandchildren. Prior to 2016, the courts in those situations followed the argument of fundamental… Read More »

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