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Will a Divorce Impact My Ability to Collect Social Security Benefits on the Work Record of My Ex-Spouse?

It depends.  The simple litmus test is the 10-year rule: if the marriage lasted for more than 10 years, then yes, a lower-earning spouse can collect benefits based on the higher-earning spouse’s record. If the marriage did not last 10 years, then no, the Social Security Administration will not pay benefits to one spouse on the record of another.  If this is an issue, mediation can help spouses... 

Is The Best Divorce Lawyer The Most Expensive?

When we go out to buy a luxury watch or an expensive hand bag, we often associate quality with the price. The most expensive products are deemed to be the most elusive and the most high quality ones. This thought process is often carried forward to the legal profession. Most clients or prospective clients associate the higher prices of divorce lawyers with their quality. In reality, this isn’t necessarily... 

Some Hard Facts About The Current Divorce Process In The United States (PODCAST)

Welcome to California Divorce Mediator’s PODCAST explaining some of the hard facts and harsh realities about the current divorce process in the United States.   Gerald A. Maggio is a trained divorce mediator who has amicably resolved cases many cases out of court, as well as an experienced divorce and family law attorney. Mr. Maggio founded California Divorce Mediators in 2012 with the belief... 

The Process of Seeking Full Custody Of Your Child

What does Full Custody Mean? Full custody is also known as sole custody in the legal arena. While both these things mean the same, it is misleading to go with the literal meanings of the words. Full custody basically means that a large amount of control and care of the child is the prerogative of one parent. In Orange County divorce and child custody cases, full custody does not mean that the other... 

The Nation May Need Less, Not More, Immigration

The Rockefeller Commission once warned that if the United States grew to over 300 million people, the quality of life that the population once knew would be gravely threatened — health care in particular. The population of the United States is currently well over 320 million. Three hundred million people lived in the country in 2006, and today it continues to grow, boosted by high immigration... 

Love, Family & Life After Divorce

The process of divorce can be bitter more often than not. When the time comes for couples to end a relationship that they had willingly wanted to pursue, emotions can sometimes get the best out of them and lead to a hateful attitude between the spouses. For example, when a couple that has been married for a very long time separates, there is likely to be a strong sense of betrayal and disloyalty between... 

How Property Is Divided In A California Divorce (PODCAST)

Welcome to The Maggio Law Firm’s PODCAST about how property is divided in a California divorce or legal separation, including an explanation of community property and separate property concepts. Gerald A. Maggio is an experienced Orange County divorce lawyer and family law attorney located in Irvine, California, serving the Orange County and Riverside areas. Mr. Maggio assists clients with legal... 

Study analyzes causes of brain injuries in children

A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that typical causes of brain injuries in children are different for particular age groups. Traumatic brain injury has long been a significant cause of disability and death in children age one year and older, but the new study, which analyzed head trauma in more then 40,000 child patients, found that the causes varied by age. For younger... 

Texas oil driller sued for tortious interference

In a closely watched dispute between two neighboring mineral operators, the San Antonio Court of Appeals ruled that Lightning Oil Co., the plaintiff lease owner, could not receive a temporary injunction preventing Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, a neighboring lease owner, from drilling through the plaintiff’s mineral estate to reach the defendant’s own mineral estate. In the Eagle Ford... 

Six Ways to Pay for Long-term Care [Video]

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