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Blog Posts in February, 2015

  • Can I keep my married name once I get Divorced?

    || 23-Feb-2015

    You absolutely can keep your married name once you get divorced. Put more simply, names remain the same if you don't take affirmative steps to change them. When you first married and filled out a marriage license application, you needed to take affirmative steps to change your last name. Without specifically requesting a name change on the application or in a separate request later on, your ...
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  • Why is a Divorce Based on Irreconcilable Differences?

    || 16-Feb-2015

    Divorce is based on irreconcilable differences for a number of reasons. Irreconcilable differences go hand-in-hand with the concept of a "no-fault divorce." California became the first state to enact no-fault divorces forty years ago. Since then, every state has enacted no-fault divorces. Divorce petitions now only allow two reasons for requesting divorce; irreconcilable differences and ...
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  • Is Your Divorce Contested or Uncontested?

    || 6-Feb-2015

    Divorces are initiated by a spouse or domestic partner by filing a petition for dissolution of marriage with the court. The person who files the divorce petition becomes known as the "Petitioner." The other party becomes the "Respondent." A good rule of thumb to know whether a divorce case is contested or uncontested is whether the parties reach an agreement on their own, ...
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