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Oct 27

The Divorce Process in California

Step 1: Meeting the Residency Requirement The party filing for divorce must be a resident of the county in which they file for at…

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Oct 26

Show Your Ex You No Longer Care After the Divorce

The aftermath of divorce can be difficult to deal with, but you'll eventually learn to heal and realize you're better off now than you…

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Oct 20

How to Clean Up Your Life After Going Through Divorce

Divorce brings a lot of change with it, so it’s no surprise that your house might look a little different once you get…

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Oct 20

How to Handle the Pitfalls in Child Visitation After Divorce

Even when divorce is the best option for you and your ex, it's not always easy to navigate child visitation. After all,…

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Oct 10

Ask the Attorney

Ask the attorneys of Edgar Family Law a question or request to discuss a certain topic and we will post a video…

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Oct 03

Is Divorce Contagious?

If it seems like divorce is contagious, that's because it just might be. According to a recent study, you may be 75 percent more…

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Oct 03

Is IRS debt considered in the spousal support equation?

Recently, we came across a question posed to an out-of-state attorney regarding the ability to pay spousal support. The question posed a…

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Oct 03

Law Offices H. William Edgar Comes to the Desert

The Law Offices of H. William Edgar, APLC announces a new office location in Palm Desert and the addition of Attorney David…

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Sep 29

How long will Spousal Support last?

By: David J. Kolmel, Esq. One of the most fundamental questions that we in family law always face when meeting with a…

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Sep 29

How to Handle Divorce-Related Anxiety

Divorce can cause a lot of changes in your life. Though those changes are often for the better in the long run,…

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Sep 29

Tips to Survive Living Together During a Divorce

If you've filed for divorce, make sure you avoid the common mistake of moving out right away. It may seem logical that you…

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Sep 26

Edgar Family Law Recognized as One of Fastest Growing Firms in the US

Law Offices of H. William Edgar Named a 2017 Law Firm 500 Honoree for Fastest Growing Law Firms in the United States Over…

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Sep 19

Dealing with Fatigue During Divorce

Divorce can affect nearly every aspect of your life, and your energy level is one of them. So it makes sense that…

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Sep 19

How to Keep Your Child Custody Arrangement Civil

When you have children and are facing divorce, a major milestone in the whole process is coming to an agreement regarding child custody.…

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Sep 18

Know the Most Common Physical Symptoms of Divorce

Divorce comes with all kinds of changes. It typically requires people to move, adjust their budget and even see their children less.…

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Sep 13

Helping Children Through Socially Awkward Situations After Your Divorce

Divorce can lead to awkward social situations for adults, but it doesn't stop there. It can cause children to feel socially awkward,…

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Sep 13

How Having a Routine Helps Children of Divorce

Divorce is a major change for everyone involved, but it often affects children the most. After all, children need a regular routine…

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Sep 13

How to deal with a Narcissist in a custody battle.

We are family law attorneys and we handle hundreds of family law cases each year. Often the court will refer the matter…

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Sep 13

How to Make Switching Schools Easier on Children of Divorce

It's common for children to thrive on routine, and school often provides exactly that. Routine is especially important for children of divorce,…

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Sep 08

Don’t take our word for it. Check out the testimonials.

At the Law Offices of H. William Edgar, we strive to provide excellent family law representation with honesty and integrity. We will…

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Sep 07

Should I file for divorce?

The Basics of Filing for Divorce If it's clear to you that your marriage is over, it's time to start researching the…

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Sep 01

Millennials and Divorce

One common belief is that 50 percent of marriages end in divorce, but it turns out this is a misleading statistic. That's…

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Aug 31

5 Surprising Reasons for Divorce

We've all heard of "irreconcilable differences" as a common, somewhat vague reason for divorce. But that's not the only reason a couple…

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Aug 31

Employment Termination & Child Support Obligations

How does child support work if the mother has no job? When it comes to child support obligations, does it matter whether she was…

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Aug 31

Getting Along With Your Ex’s Family After Divorce

After you've been married for years, it's natural to be close with your spouse's family. When the marriage is over, it can…

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Aug 21

How to Stick to Boundaries With Your Divorce Lawyer

As you start your divorce case, you first need to know how to properly work with your lawyer. After all, you hired your lawyer…

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Aug 21

How to Communicate Well with Your Divorce Lawyer

An experienced lawyer is one of the staples of any divorce case, but it’s not enough just to have him or her…

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Aug 16

At the End of Your Case — What You Need to Know

If you have recently received a judgment for your divorce case, you are likely feeling a mixture of emotions. You may be…

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Aug 14

You REALLY do need a lawyer

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your Divorce If you're facing divorce, it's only natural to have a lot on your mind. Just…

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Aug 09

Things to Consider Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer-From a Retired Family Court Judge

Divorce is the most emotion-filled, vulnerable, and sometimes frightening time in many people’s lives. It is a complicated process, and without legal…

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Jul 31

The Long and Winding Road of a Custody Battle

Father comes to our office after having difficulty with the mother of the child. Mother had filed a request for a temporary restraining…

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Jul 31

Did Mother waive child support?

After a lengthy custody battle, where the parents were in and out of court numerous times over the course of a couple…

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May 19

Are there Equitable Remedies/Defenses to Child Support Arrears?

This is a case that we have been working on this week in anticipation for trial. Father and Mother have a 50/50…

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May 19

Termination of Parental Rights and Step Parent Adoption

At the Law Offices of H. William Edgar, our team handles stepparent adoption matters, which often includes the father or mother signing over parental rights Child…

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May 18

Trial Topic this week: Where should we do the child custody exchange?

Many people going through a custody case in court are often considering where they should do the child custody exchange. One might think that…

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May 15

Military Pension divided? Not so fast

The United States Supreme Court has just ruled in Howell v. Howell. (May 15, 2017). First the set up. Husband and wife…

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Apr 28

Another Successful Trial Completed-Cohabitation and Family Code 4323

We completed another successful trial this week. The topic of this weeks trial was cohabitation and Family Code Section 4323. The parties…

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Apr 28

Successful Trial: Is it a Move Away?

We had a successful trial. Immediately after separation Mother moves to LA County away from Father in Riverside with their young son.…

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Mar 23

When Is Recording a Telephone Call an Invasion of Privacy?

California law is not always straightforward when it comes to telephone privacy rights. Talk to your lawyer about whether you or another…

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Mar 23

How Can I Rebut the Presumption of Detriment for Domestic Violence?

An individual in the middle of a divorce or custody battle should avoid an allegation of domestic violence. When a former partner has made…

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Mar 16

Divorce and Student Loans

Going through a divorce is tough on everyone involved - both spouses, any children, and even extended families and friends. Although some…

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Mar 15

What Factors Are Used to Determine Spousal Support?

When getting a divorce or legal separation, you should talk to a divorce lawyer about how you and your former partner will…

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Mar 15

Is the money that Native Americans get from the casino income for support purposes?

Complex questions about spousal and child support related to Native American gaming revenue or lotteries should be answered by a qualified California…

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Mar 08

What to Know About Restraining Orders During a Child Custody Case

Whether a former couple was married or not, child custody cases can cause just as much heartbreak and tension as any divorce proceeding. In fact, cases…

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Mar 07

Tax Implications of Divorce

Going through a divorce is never as simple as merely ending a relationship. From having to divide assets to finding the right…

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Mar 04

Can I Request a New Custody Order?

If you have a child custody agreement in place, can you request a new agreement? The short answer is yes, it is…

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Mar 01

3 Ways to Sabotage Your Own Divorce

Dealing with a divorce is often a difficult and emotional experience, but it's no time to let down your guard. A devious spouse can…

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Feb 28

The Date of Separation? The Struggle Continues

In 2015, the California Supreme Court decided the matter of In Re Marriage of Davis (2015) 61 Cal.4th 846 regarding the determination of the date…

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Feb 27

Are Some Marriages Doomed from the Start?

Most people consider the day that they got engaged as the happiest one of their lives. Whether a couple gets engaged after…

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Feb 27

When a Divorce Turns Ugly

A divorce could be ugly before the first document is filed, or it could turn ugly at any point during the process.…

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