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Karie Boyd is the founding partner and CEO of the Boyd Law firm offices spread throughout the entire state of California. She is a certified family law specialist who consistently delivers case-winning results for her clients in cases taken to trial as well as positions her clients for attractive out of court settlements, when it comes to that. Karie Boyd received her B.A. from the University of San Diego then went and obtained her law degree from the California Western School of Law, after which she started her successful career as a San Diego family attorney. She is very passionate about her work and loves sharing her knowledge and passion of family and divorce law.

When you finally decide to get a divorce, you probably want to get everything over and done with as soon as possible. Sadly, it will take at least six months to finalize a divorce; sometimes longer if you and your spouse cannot successfully compromise on a settlement. Honesty, quick action, and cooperation are the keys to expediting a divorce, but here are some of the reasons many divorces get stuck in limbo:
You often hear that custody is awarded on the basis of what is in the best interest of the child in question. However, this standard is conceptually vague, and many parents believe their own care is in a child’s best interest. The court looks at each child custody issue individually and examines the needs of the child and the advantages one parent can provide over the other to determine custody issues. When determining custody, the court looks at:
Dating after a divorce or separation is hard enough; when you have children, the situation becomes even more difficult. How do you know when it’s the right time to introduce your kids to your new partner? You’ll want the transition to go as smoothly as possible, so we offer you these tips to get started. Consider Their Ages
Very rarely does a divorce end on good terms, with the two divorced spouses feeling positively towards their ex.  While co-parenting with your ex is rarely an easy task, it does play a major role in your children’s positive upbringing and well-being.  Cordially co-parenting with your ex will give your children a sense of stability and result in your children having close relationships with both parents.
In the United States an average of 45% of all marriages end up resulting in a divorce.  Also approximately 40% of all children in the U.S.
As a major metropolitan area, the city of San Diego is home to people from many different countries around the world. With so much cross-cultural contact, there are of course more and more relationships and marriages in which one of the partners comes from another country. Those relationships can offer deeply enriching cultural experiences for both parents and children.
There are a lot of people who fully believe that a divorce only has negative effects on the children involved.  Contrary to this popular belief that divorce always has a negative impact on the children involved, divorce isn’t always a negative thing.  Of course during almost any divorce there is going to be some confusion and adjustment for the entire family.  A divorce can be a very unpleasant, draining, and drawn out process.  However, even taking all of the negatives into account, divorce can often be the best thing for everyone involved, including the children.
Domestic violence is a silent epidemic growing at an exponential rate. Anyone regardless of their age, race, or class status can become a victim. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) research shows on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men.
When you take into consideration that between 40% to 50% of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, most of which are in the first 10 years, you know this is far from a usual and typical situation - one that has a profound effect on the kids.
Grandparents have a measurable influence in a child’s cognitive, behavioral, and social development. They offer emotional support and comfort relay, family history, and give advice. When families dissolve and change due to divorce, remarriage, or geographic distance, seeing grandchildren may be difficult.

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