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Video #76 Before you Move In – Cohabitation Explained

Video Transcript Ed:  Welcome to FreeDivorce.com Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed. Today, we are going to talk about cohabitation. In a prior video, #74, we discussed the reasons why people get divorced. In that video, I gave some advice for people contemplating marriage, including a recommendation that a couple...

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Video #75 Pre-Nuptial Agreements Explained

Video Transcript Ed:  Welcome to FreeDivorce.com Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, we are going to talk about Pre-Marital Agreements, which also go by other names including Pre-Nuptial agreement and Ante-nuptial Agreement.  Christina, if I’m about to get married, should I get a pre-marital agreement? Christina:  In order to answer...

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Video #08 – Fee Waiver

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com The following are instructions for completing the Judicial Council fee waiver form, which is form number FW-001.  During this video, we will refer to this form as the “fee waiver form”.  You can find a blank copy of the form in our Court Forms Database that...

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Video #02 – Preliminary Considerations

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com. Christina  This is Christina. Ed:  This is  Ed.  Today we are going to discuss different issues you should consider before you file for divorce.  The first issue is whether or not you should hire a lawyer.  Christina, what are some of the things people should take into...

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Video #06 – Different Types of Divorces

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com. Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to discuss the different types of divorces and how they are processed in different ways. Ed:  Christina, what are the different types of divorce cases?   Christina:  There are three kinds of divorces:  1) Uncontested divorce; 2) default divorce;...

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Video #07 – Initial Filings

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to discuss the initial court forms you need to start the divorce process and how to file those forms with the court. Christina:  Are the forms different depending on whether you want to file for a divorce,...

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Video #05 – Court Forms Information

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to discuss what you need to know about California court forms. A divorce can be completed from start to finish by filling out various court forms and then filing those forms with the court. You can also obtain...

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Video #09 – Local Court Rules

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to talk about local court rules and the problems local court rules can create. Christina:  Ed, what laws apply to California courts? Ed:  First, you have state laws, which are called statutes.  Statues are grouped into different codes. ...

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Video #11 – How To Serve Your Court Papers

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com. Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to talk about how to serve your court papers on your spouse. We are assuming you have already filed your Petition, Summons, and, if you have minor children, your UCCJEA declaration, with the court.  When you...

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Video #13 – Getting Educated – Division of Assets & Debts

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com. Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to talk about the basic law concerning the division of assets and debts.  We cover the division of particular assets, such as the family home, retirement assets, life insurance policies, and other assets in separate videos. ...

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Video #15 – Getting Educated – Division of Retirement Assets PART 1

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to talk about what happens after you have filed your QDRO with the court and it has been approved by the retirement plan administrator.  We are also going to discuss a variety of other issues related...

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Video #18 – Getting Educated – Division of Retirement Assets PART 4

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to talk more about how to divide retirement assets using a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, which most people refer to as a QDRO.    As mentioned in the previous video, a QDRO is a special type...

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Video #22 – Getting Educated – Credit Card Debt

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.   Christina:  Today, are going to talk about credit card debt.  Ed, is debt like a property, where we have community debt and separate debt? Ed:   Yes.  Debt is like property.  We have community debt and separate debt.  Debt incurred before...

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Video #23 – Getting Educated – Reimbursement Claims

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to talk about reimbursement claims. There are numerous types of reimbursement claims that a party can make during a divorce.  In this video, we are going to discuss some of the most common reimbursement claims.  Ed:  Christina,...

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Video #24 – Getting Educated – Child Custody

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to talk about child custody. Christina:  If you have minor children by your marriage, then you will need to make agreements with your spouse regarding child custody.  There is “legal custody” and “physical custody”.  These are two...

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Video #26 – Getting Educated – Child Support PART 2 (DissoMaster)

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to talk about the DissoMaster computer program that courts use to calculate the base amount of child support.  This is a long and complicated explanation.  We had to break it up into two videos.  If you...

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Video #29 – Getting Educated – Child Support – PART 5 (Child Support Add-ons)

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, are going to discuss child support add-ons.  Christina, what are child support add-ons? Christina:  We have been discussing the “base” amount of child support.  In addition to the base amount, you have “add-ons”, which are extra amounts of support...

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Video #30 – Getting Educated – Child Support PART 6 (Miscellaneous Issues)

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, we are going to discuss additional child support issues that we did not cover in the previous child support videos, including life insurance provisions, college education provisions, and a number of other issues. Christina:  What about including a provision...

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Video #32 – Getting Educated – Spousal Support PART 2 (Long Term Spousal Support)

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, we are going to talk about long-term spousal support. Christina:  In our last video we explained that courts in California use computer software programs, such as DissoMaster, to calculate temporary spousal support that is paid while parties wait to...

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Video #35 – Getting Educated – Spousal Support PART 5 (Avoiding DissoMaster)

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Today, we are going to talk about how to do a spousal support calculation without having to purchase the DissoMaster program and without running any support calculation program yourself. Ed:  Christina, what are some of the ways I can figure out how much...

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Video #38 – Starting Settlement Discussions

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, we are going to talk about how to start settlement discussions with your spouse. Christina:  Let’s assume I have filed for divorce, filled out my Preliminary Declaration of Disclosure documents, and served copies of all my paperwork to my...

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Video #39 – Working with a Mediator

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  Today, we are going to talk about working with a mediator to help you and your spouse negotiate a divorce settlement agreement. Ed:  Christina, are mediators divorce lawyers? Christina:  In mediation, Husband and Wife hire one neutral mediator. The mediator is...

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Video #41 – Divorce Judgment PART 2 (Marital Settlement Agreement Approach)

Video Transcript Welcome to FreeDivorce.com.  Christina:  This is Christina. Ed:  This is Ed.  This video is for those people that have purchased the Marital Settlement Agreement template and are going to use the template to draft their divorce judgment.  Before you start drafting your Marital Settlement Agreement, there is some information we...

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