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Selling the Marital Home in Divorce

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Divorce means getting used to a lot of changes, only some of which are welcome.  For example, returning to the workforce after divorce can help you rediscover an extraverted side of yourself that you had forgotten existed.  Spending the holidays with your siblings and your children after divorce can be as much fun as… Read More »

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What Is Bird Nesting, and Can It Work for Your Family?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The most selfish people only think about how divorce and co-parenting will affect them.  They think about how much they will miss their children during their ex’s parenting time, and they worry that their ex will undermine their parenting style.  If you have enough emotional intelligence, though, you will also think about how co-parenting… Read More »

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Immigration, Divorce, and Domestic Violence

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

From the perspective of immigration law, it is easier and faster to enter the United States as the fiancée of a United States citizen than as a spouse.  Therefore, once USCIS issues your fiancé visa, things move quickly.  You must legally marry your partner within 90 days of arriving in the United States and… Read More »

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P Visas for Performers

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

The United States offers employment-based visas for a variety of occupations, but many of these are difficult to get and require you to get and keep employment with a particular employer.  Of course, professional sports and the performing arts are a world of their own.  Therefore, it makes sense for professional athletes and artistic… Read More »

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Family Mediation – Is It Right For Me?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Going to trial in your divorce case is as ugly as it sounds, but working out all of the details of your divorce with your spouse and then walking into the courthouse together to finalize your divorce as the best of friends is an unattainable ideal.  There must be some middle ground, and for… Read More »

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Why Should I Hire a Mississauga Real Estate Lawyer?

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Buying or selling a house is one of the most paperwork-intensive processes that many of us will go through in our lifetimes; unless you have acted as the personal representative of a family member’s estate or you are the owner of a small business that has sponsored the immigrations of employees and their families,… Read More »

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Your Divorce Anniversary Can Be a Time for Celebration or Self-Care

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Divorce lawyers and divorced friends may try to encourage you and cheer you up by telling you that the hardest part of divorce is while your case is pending, that it all gets easier once the court formally dissolves your marriage.  They are correct to some extent, and for the months following your divorce… Read More »

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How to Avoid Letting Your Co-Parent Get Under Your Skin

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Some couples divorce after years of a high-conflict relationship.  Ever since their oldest child was born, they could not stand to keep it to themselves when the other spouse didn’t dress the baby warmly enough for the weather or waited too long before taking a trash bag full of stinky diapers to the trash… Read More »

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Language Testing for Immigration to Canada

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Even though Canada’s two official languages are English and French, many Canadians do not speak either of these languages as their first language.  Just over 55 percent of the population of Canada is native English speakers, while native French speakers account for 20 percent.  This means that nearly a quarter of the people who… Read More »

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Being KIND Is the Key to Successful Co-Parenting, Even When Your Ex Is Acting Like a Jerk

By Zagazeta Garcia LLP |

Dealing with difficult people is part of being an adult.  Little children get visibly upset whenever their favorite swing on the playground isn’t available, or whenever someone won’t share with them, but growing up means figuring out which of life’s inconveniences are worth fighting about.  Likewise, having a successful marriage means knowing when to… Read More »

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