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Property division issues facing same-sex couples

The Supreme Court ruling in 2015 that effectively legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states opened the door to benefits that many couples in Los Angeles may have been waiting years for. At the same time, it also introduced a whole new set of issues that some are now forced to deal with. Whereas same-sex couples who were not joined in marriages or civil unions in the past could end their relationships without having to deal with the same challenges that come with a divorce, those that have since married and are now choosing to separate must address them. This includes dealing with topics such as spousal maintenance, child support and property division. 

Heed the warning signs of stalking behavior

Stalking in California is not something done mainly by strangers. In fact, the opposite is true; although sometimes it is done by a stranger, stalkers are many times an estranged spouse or boyfriend/girlfriend. It is not limited to adults either; teens can be stalking victims too. It can be a frightening experience for anyone who thinks they are being stalked, and it is something that you should take very seriously.

How long does mediation take?

You have likely heard stories of high-profile divorce cases in Los Angeles and elsewhere lasting for years. Oftentimes, this may be due to the significant assets involved, but it is also often a result of the acrimony they participants for each other and the continuous motions filed in response to their partners' actions. You, on the other hand, may simply be looking for a fast and uncomplicated end to your marriage, which is why so many may be recommending that you and your soon to be ex-spouse pursue mediation. This, of course, then begs the question of how long mediation actually takes? 

The scary subtleties of emotional violence

Anyone on the outside of an abusive situation is, inevitably, at more of a distance to the issue than the victim themselves. This detachment is often what allows hidden problems to go unnoticed, as many Californians have painfully experienced. What many family and friends are unaware of -- despite their good intentions -- is that it can take years to heal from the extent of damage from domestic violence. This damage is commonly found within emotional domestic abuse. 


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