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By Michael Iverson of Affordable Legal Assistance posted in Child Custody on Friday, May 2, 2014.
In order to gain court approval of the marital settlement agreement (sometimes called the stipulated judgment), you must agree on every issue including child custody, support, community assets, liabilities, etc. Even when couples go into the process with the intent to establish temporary orders, they're often thinking "I'm going to have to battle to get what I ultimately want". We encourage our clients to immediately file Request for Order paperwork to set a hearing date for the purpose of obtaining temporary orders. However, once that hearing is set on the Court Calendar, we always advise our cl...

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By Michael Iverson of Affordable Legal Assistance posted in Divorce on Thursday, May 1, 2014.

After almost 20 years in the family law arena, and having come through a divorce myself I can tell you the biggest surprise for most people is this lesson: the damage that occurs during the divorce even when everything seems to be agreeable, will inevitably make your life much more difficult and there is always the potential for that damage to become far reaching and in some cases, could result in consequences that could impact the rest of your life. A more positive way to look at it would be: The more you are able to work together to find common ground and resolve issues cooperatively, the better yo...

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By Michael Iverson of Affordable Legal Assistance posted in Divorce on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

The least expensive way to get divorced in Temecula, Murrieta and the surrounding communities is to work out areas of disagreement between the parties as quickly and amicably as possible. In areas of substantial and genuine disagreement, seek the help of an experienced mediator who can help find common ground and recommend multiple solutions to any problem. In our courts, the judges aren't interested in a "winner" or "loser". Most Judges will tell you it's a fair judgment if both of you feel like you didn't get everything you wanted, but you also feel like the other party didn't either. When it co...

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By Michael Iverson of Affordable Legal Assistance posted in Divorce on Monday, April 28, 2014.
If your spouse has retained an aggressive divorce attorney you need to hire an attorney who has the experience to stand up to them and re-establish an equal playing field. Our "hybrid" system allows you to do just that. We can keep costs down by having most of the work performed by an experienced paralegal staff coupled with experience associate attorneys who are available to represent you on an as needed basis. The Hybrid system provides even more security when you consider that the paralegal staff as well as the associate attorneys and you as the client all have access to attorney Michael Iverson...

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By Michael Iverson of Affordable Legal Assistance posted in Child Custody on Thursday, February 20, 2014.

If you've gone into divorce court or child custody, visitation and support actions by yourself and the court issues orders, you may have impacted the amount of support you pay, the time with your kids, and many other issues that cannot be undone or that are very expensive to fight. There are many horror stories about clients who represent themselves. One such situation involved a client who came to us after failing to file paperwork or respond in the proper manner or appear at a hearing for custody, visitation and support. At that hearing, the Court gave full custody of the children (leg...

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By Michael Iverson of Affordable Legal Assistance posted in Divorce on Tuesday, February 18, 2014.

When approaching a divorce or family law challenge in Temecula, Murrieta and Riverside County, one idea to keep in mind is the "Hybrid solution." The Hybrid Solution is a cost effective compromise between doing it yourself, and having the benefit of legal assistance provided by paralegals, while also having access to attorney representation only when needed, such as during negotiations or for representation in court. The Hybrid is a flat fee - you know what you're paying, and you're not going to get hit with a bill that's open ended or hourly based. It's usually about half of the cost of full re...

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By Michael Iverson of Affordable Legal Assistance posted in Child Custody on Sunday, November 10, 2013.

Many couples with children find it difficult to resolve varying issues regarding child custody or child support. After years of experience in divorce and child custody matters, in most cases it is simply a matter of not being able to see past the current situation to what life will really be like after the divorce is completed. Couples who are able to work through their issues and craft their own agreements realize two important benefits. The first is that their agreement is much more likely to work for them over the coming months and years, sparing them future expense to litigate disagreem...

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By Michael Iverson of Affordable Legal Assistance posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

In the Temecula, Murrieta and Riverside County areas most cases involving child custody, visitation and support are set for a hearing from the commencement of the divorce or custody action. Prior to that hearing, there will be a mediation where all issues regarding parenting time between the parents, as well as issues relating to legal custody are going to be discussed. A mediation report is submitted to the judge who was wide discretion to go by those recommendations or make alterations based upon oral argument made during the hearing itself. Therefore, it's vital to have guidance befor...

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By Michael Iverson of Affordable Legal Assistance posted in Child Custody on Friday, November 8, 2013.

Child custody and visitation agreements can be challenging. There are several techniques that can be used to find common ground that can result in an agreement which best reflects the natural rhythms of each child and their activities. As a practicing experienced Temecula and Murrieta child custody attorney and as a paralegal prior to that, I have nearly twenty years of experience helping couples to find creative solutions to their child custody agreements. It's no longer "a week at one home, and a week at the other with a Wednesday in between." Parenting agreements can be quite creative an...

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By Michael Iverson of Affordable Legal Assistance posted in Divorce on Wednesday, November 6, 2013.

What is the least expensive way to get a divorce in Temecula or Murrieta? Contact Affordable Legal Assistance for a free consultation at 951-506-0996 to discuss the various unique options that we provide. The legal services provided by Affordable Legal Assistance range from assisting you in managing your own do it yourself divorce process to multiple levels of attorney supported options to full attorney representation all provided by the firm. We will come to your home if you wish. From start to finish, we will help to simplify your divorce as much as is possible. Best of all, you can rest ass...

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