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    • Tips for Telling Your Kids You’re Getting Divorced

      Divorce is a tumultuous time for every family member involved, but it can be particularly unsettling for children. How parents tell their kids that they are getting divorced can significantly impact ...

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    • What Are the Benefits of Establishing Paternity in California?

      Parenthood is a pivotal chapter in the story of your family's life. Paternity, specifically in California, plays a critical role in the well-being of your child and the legal rights and ...

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    • Can I File for Custody of My Grandchild in California?

      If you find yourself in a situation where you believe your grandchild’s physical or emotional well-being is at risk, understanding how to file for custody in California is paramount. It’s not uncommon ...

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    • Tips for Telling Your Kids You’re Getting Divorced

      Divorce is a tumultuous time for every family member involved, but it can be particularly unsettling for children. How parents tell their kids that they are getting divorced can significantly impact ...

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    • What Are the Benefits of Establishing Paternity in California?

      Parenthood is a pivotal chapter in the story of your family's life. Paternity, specifically in California, plays a critical role in the well-being of your child and the legal rights and ...

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    • How Do Courts Use Your Income to Calculate Child Support?

      How Child Support Is Calculated In California, courts will calculate the amount of child support a parent owes according to the statewide uniform guidelines outlined in California Family Code § 4050 ...

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    • Co-Parenting During the 2020/2021 School Year: How to Help Your Child Thrive

      In a blog we wrote about the impact of COVID-19 on the US divorce rate, we discussed how COVID-19 has effectively monopolized 2020 for many Americans. As parents prepare for the 2020/2021 school year, ...

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    • Why COVID-19 May Cause the US Divorce Rate to Increase

      For most Americans, the COVID-19 pandemic has monopolized 2020. From an unexpected financial crisis to lengthy stay-at-home orders and quarantines, the pandemic has impacted our day-to-day lives in ...

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    • Mediation - How Bremer Whyte Can Help to Resolve Your Case Despite Court Closures

      As we are all aware, the times are unprecedented. The global pandemic has resulted in extended physical distancing and has had a significant impact on our economy. Though it may feel as if some ...

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    • Tips for Telling Your Kids You’re Getting Divorced

      Divorce is a tumultuous time for every family member involved, but it can be particularly unsettling for children. How parents tell their kids that they are getting divorced can significantly impact ...

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    • What Are the Different Types of Divorces?

      Many people considering divorce don’t know there are multiple types of divorces. The different types are designed to accommodate the different circumstances couples find themselves in when looking to ...

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    • How Do You Respond to a Divorce Petition in California?

      If your spouse has filed a petition with the court to end your marriage, they must have you served with a copy of the divorce papers. This means that someone other than your spouse will deliver a copy ...

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    • Signs You Need to Get a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

      A domestic violence restraining order is a legal measure designed to protect individuals from abuse or threats by a household member or someone they are in a close relationship with, such as a ...

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    • What is Domestic Violence?

      What Is Domestic Abuse? This article defines domestic violence in California under the Domestic Violence Prevention Act and relevant case law. Anyone can be a victim or perpetrator of domestic ...

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    • How Does California Define Domestic Violence?

      On average, nearly 20 people per minute are abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men across the country. Often, abuse ...

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    • Tips for Telling Your Kids You’re Getting Divorced

      Divorce is a tumultuous time for every family member involved, but it can be particularly unsettling for children. How parents tell their kids that they are getting divorced can significantly impact ...

      Read More
    • Signs You Need to Get a Domestic Violence Restraining Order

      A domestic violence restraining order is a legal measure designed to protect individuals from abuse or threats by a household member or someone they are in a close relationship with, such as a ...

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    • What Are the Benefits of Establishing Paternity in California?

      Parenthood is a pivotal chapter in the story of your family's life. Paternity, specifically in California, plays a critical role in the well-being of your child and the legal rights and ...

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    • Weaving the Defense Theme Throughout the Trial for a Fair and Just Verdict

      At trial, plaintiff lawyers often craft a trial theme aimed at evoking sympathy for the plaintiff and anger towards the defendant. To effectively respond, the defense team must identify and deploy ...

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    • Attorney Nicole Whyte is a 2023 Director at Large Candidate for OCBA

      Attorney Nicole Whyte, who is the CEO and Founding Partner of Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, has been named as a 2023 Director at Large candidate for the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA). Four such ...

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    • Partner Nicole Whyte Speaking at the Consulegis World Conference

      We are honored to share that Bremer Whyte Brown & O'Meara, LLP Partner John O'Meara and Partner Nicole Whyte are featured speakers on individual panels at the Consulegis World Conference in the ...

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    • Student Loan Payments During Marriage… Is the Community Entitled to Reimbursement?

      When one spouse pays off his or her student loan debt during marriage, questions may be raised upon divorce as to whether the community should be reimbursed for such payments. Recently, a California ...

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    • Mediation - How Bremer Whyte Can Help to Resolve Your Case Despite Court Closures

      As we are all aware, the times are unprecedented. The global pandemic has resulted in extended physical distancing and has had a significant impact on our economy. Though it may feel as if some ...

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    • A Recent Modification in the Family Code May Have a Significant Impact on the Enforceability of Your Premarital Agreement

      Over the years, Premarital Agreements have become increasingly popular. While Premarital Agreements may have once been considered a “taboo,” they are now a common part of the wedding-planning ...

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    • Alex Giannetto - Best of the Bar

      23 Thomas Jefferson School of Law Alumi have been named the Best of the Bar in 2014 by the San Diego Business Journal. In the Best of the Bar issue, 201 lawyers were chosen as the most outstanding in ...

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    • Keith Bremer Defends Allegations Made by Paula Abdul

      Former American Idol and Dancing With the Stars judge Paula Abdul may not be relying just on positivity to look great at age 51. The former choreographer and singer is suing a tanning and weight-loss ...

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    • I Own a Business—What Will Happen During Property Division?

      The outcome of your property division case could seriously impact your financial stability for years or even decades post-divorce. As a business owner, you may be wondering how your enterprise plays ...

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    • Common Property Division Mistakes (& How to Avoid Them)

      A property division dispute is often the lengthiest, most combative part of a divorce (especially when the divorcees don't share children). The outcome of your property division case can severely ...

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    • What Is Quasi-Community Property?

      What Is Quasi-Community Property in California? Under California Family Code § 125, "quasi-community property" is defined as: “All real or personal property, wherever situated, acquired before or ...

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    • What Is Quasi-Community Property?

      What Is Quasi-Community Property in California? Under California Family Code § 125, "quasi-community property" is defined as: “All real or personal property, wherever situated, acquired before or ...

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    • Another Defense Verdict for BWBO

      After 7 days of trial, Newport Beach attorney Keith Bremer convinced the jury in Rodarte v. Alta Dena (LASC Case No. BC513096) to unanimously rule in favor of their client, Defendant Alta Dena. Mr. ...

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    • Annuities, Trusts, and Life Insurance Policies for Continued Spousal Support

      Permanent Spousal Support When the court orders one party to pay for the financial support of the other after divorce, it is considered a “permanent” spousal support award. Under California Family ...

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    • What Is the Difference Between Temporary & Permanent Spousal Support?

      Under California law, a court may award spousal support to help a financially disadvantaged party cover the living expenses in line with the marital standard of living. Courts define the “marital ...

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    • Who Really Benefits from the New Spousal Support Tax Deduction

      Rules Under the Old Spousal Support Tax Deduction Before this specific provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was enacted at the beginning of the year, individuals who were obligated to pay spousal ...

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    • Student Loan Payments During Marriage… Is the Community Entitled to Reimbursement?

      When one spouse pays off his or her student loan debt during marriage, questions may be raised upon divorce as to whether the community should be reimbursed for such payments. Recently, a California ...

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