Divorcing in California? Here’s How to Protect Your Retirement

Getting a divorce can be extremely stressful, and a big part of that stress has to do with finances. The good news? If your divorce is done intelligently, you can minimize the damage done and protect your assets. The Reality of Splitting Your Retirement in Divorce There is no way around it, unless you trade […]

7 Tips on How to Make Your Divorce as Painless as Possible

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Divorce is never easy, but it does not have to ruin your life. There are many things that you can do to help make the process easier on you and your family. As a divorce lawyer, I have helped countless individuals through the divorce process. Here are my top 7 tips on how to make […]

6 Secrets to Save Money on Your Divorce

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Divorce DOES NOT have to cost a fortune. And you don’t have to settle for a mediocre, cheap attorney in order for your divorce to be cost-effective. So how do you keep your divorce costs down? Below are the top 6 tips I give my clients to help them save money on their divorce. 1.) Pursue Mediation […]

Top 5 Ways to Make Divorce Easier on Your Kids

Written By: Stephen L. Cawelti, Child Custody Attorney Contrary to popular opinion, divorce does not have to be riddled with drama and it does not have to scar your kids. Will your divorce be an adjustment for them? Yes. But there are many things that you can do to make the transition easier on them […]

Considering Legal Separation? Here are the Top Things You Need to Know

 Written By: Stephen L. Cawelti, APC Your marriage is hanging on by a thread, divorce looks imminent, but then your spouse comes to you with this proposal: let’s first try getting legally separated. Should you go through it? What does legal separation actually entail? As a divorce lawyer, I’ve had many clients come to me […]

How to Prepare for Divorce Mediation (Top 5 Tips)

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Mediation.  It can save a couple getting a divorce time, money, and also reduce a significant amount of stress. But not all settlements that come from mediation are successful. So what is the secret to success in mediation? Preparation. At the law firm of Stephen L. Cawelti, we have helped hundreds of individuals reach successful […]

Protect Your Pet: The Ultimate Pet Custody Divorce Guide (California)

By: Stephen L. Cawelti, Los Angeles Divorce Attorney I consider my dog and cat to be a part of the family, and I’m not alone. As a practicing divorce lawyer in the Los Angeles area, I have many of my clients come to me frightened at the prospect of losing their beloved pet in their […]