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This is a story with which many will be familiar. We likely know a friend, colleague or family member who has gone through just this kind of tragic situation. It starts with two mature people, Jack and Stella, who meet, fall in love and begin a committed relationship that lasts...

Remember the old thing about “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?” Our client, “Matt”, spent a wild weekend in Vegas and ended up married. He and his wife, “Zoe”, realized that whatever happened in Vegas clearly stayed right there. By the time they got home, Matt and Zoe knew...

We helped a Berkeley couple, “Brad” and “Sonya”, get a Legal Separation four years ago. They’d been married for eight years and had two young children. Their relationship had become increasingly troubled, yet they were not ready for Divorce; rather, they believed that taking the steps to legally separate was...

A sad young man who lived in Albany, “Ben”, came into our Oakland office. He and his wife were married for 15 years; they’d separated 18 months ago and he was still devastated. His wife had moved away, and he wanted to file for divorce, hoping this would create some...

A young father from Alamo, “Charlie”,  came in to the Walnut Creek office to get more information about our uncontested Divorce process. He wanted to know how we worked with our clients, how much the Divorce would cost and how long it would take. This is something that happens fairly...

Case Study by Bill Schaaf, Walnut Creek Divorce is never easy, but a recent Divorce for a Walnut Creek client was finalized in six months. This relatively simple  solution went a long way towards helping our client get on with her life. “Zoe”, who lives in Pleasant Hill, came in to our...

Sally and John came into our Walnut Creek office on a Saturday morning, seeking more information on uncontested divorce, what we call our friendly divorce. They knew their disintegrating relationship was affecting their two teenage sons; they’d tried both individual and couples counseling, but after 15 years, they had grown...

The first of the year is when we reluctantly resume our normal routines after the excesses of the holidays, with kids home from school and lots of family time. Maybe too much family time for some couples. Psychologists and divorce lawyers tell us that January-February has become a very busy...

Case Study From Bill Schaaf A man in his early 30s came into our Walnut Creek office with his 1-year old son in tow. While his English was tentative at times, we were able to understand each other. He wanted what he called a “friendly divorce”, an uncontested divorce, from his...

Case Study from Mary Schaaf, Walnut Creek Recently a woman came in to our Walnut Creek office, desperate to finalize her divorce. She had filed all of her own documents but wasn’t having any success obtaining a filed judgment from the court. She’d received a few rejection letters and was stymied—apparently...

Case Study From Valerie We recently helped a woman with divorce documents in our Oakland office. She told us she’d started the process on her own, figuring, “I’m a smart person, we’re not fighting, and these are just forms--how hard can this be?” The problem? The husband The problem was that her husband...