Top 7 Questions to Ask Your Divorce Lawyer Before Hiring Them

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Written By: Stephen L. Cawelti APC Stephen Cawelti is a board certified divorce attorney who has specialized in complex family law matters since 2006 in California. He has acted as the lead attorney on hundreds of divorce cases and argued before the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura County Superior Courts. He was […]

How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in California?

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No one wants their divorce to drag on. In fact, once most people decide to get a divorce, they want it over with as quickly as possible. How long does it take to get a divorce in California?  The short answer? Even if you and your ex agree about every aspect of your divorce, California […]

The California Stay-at-Home Parent’s Guide to Divorce

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  Divorce is stressful, especially if you have sacrificed your career to help raise your children. You are left with questions like… How should I approach divorce as a stay at home parent? How will I provide for myself in the future? Will I qualify for child/spousal support? How will I pay for my divorce? […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]