#AskALawyer | Yes, You Need a Cohabitation Agreement

#AskALawyer is a new series written by lawyers exclusively for it's over easy.  This is the first installment of the series, and is written by a California Family Law Attorney.  In this article, she answers the question couples often have (or should have) before they move in together when they're not married. 


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How to Break the News About Divorce to your Kids

The one time when you and your spouse ought to be completely united, physically and conceptually, is when telling your kids about your impending divorce. Even feuding spouses should come together at this time to achieve a united front, even if only temporary. Sending disparate messages to your children at this time can be downright damaging to them. 


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DIY Divorce and the Post Move Checklist

Congratulations on your DIY move and doing your DIY divorce!  It’s been a month since you moved into your new home to start a new chapter. The empty boxes are stacked in corners like miniature Leaning Towers of Pisas and you are missing some key pieces of mail. The moving checklist guided you day by day, but now that the moving storm has subsided, how do you complete the settling in process while juggling the divorce process?


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How to Divorce - The 5 Things You Should Try

Written by Gabrielle Hartley, Esq.

When a couple decides to divorce, sometimes they come to that decision together and it is a calm and relatively seamless parting.  Sometimes, however, the decision to leave is sparked by an event. A betrayal. A realization. A revelation. Whether you've chosen to opt for a do it yourself divorce, or you're hiring an Attorney or Coach, moving beyond divorce is a process.  We all know this. Theoretically, someone leaves a marriage because that person is looking to make his or her life better. If you are the one who was dumped, you know in your mind that you...


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The Best Schedule for Parents Sharing Joint Custody

Written by Cherie Morris, JD, Parent Coordinator and Divorce Coach

So, you’re getting a divorce. You’ve likely contemplated an array of important decisions. It’s essential to be informed about the choices you make during this life transition, even if the divorce isn’t your first choice. To accomplish this, you can consult a legal professional, a financial expert, a divorce coach and parent coordinator, and a therapist too. In addition, you might review primary sources like case law, or secondary resources like what you’ll find here on it’s over easy, which cover many of categories that...


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