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  • Understanding Separate Property in California

    || 18-Sep-2015

    For many couples, property division is one of the most stressful and contentious parts of their divorce. California is a community property state, which means that everything that the couple acquires during the course of their marriage is subject to division by the courts in the event of a divorce. However, there are exceptions made for "separate property." Clients who are concerned with ...
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  • A significant portion of divorces that take place every year involve a couple that has been married for a great deal of time. In fact, the largest population of divorcing couples are called "gray divorces," meaning that the coupleis older than expected and generally married for some time. When two people split after building a home, life and family together, it is sure to be a difficult ...
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  • Downsides of a Contested Divorce

    || 22-Sep-2014

    It is not uncommon for spouses to disagree on one or more issues in a divorce. Sometimes, these disagreements can lead to bitter disputes. Some spouses believe that they have no other choice but to take their negotiations to court and hire a lawyer to represent their interests. Spouses may not readily agree on certain issues, but that does not mean that a judge has to make decisions on their ...
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  • What You Should Expect from a Divorce Mediator

    || 4-Sep-2014

    Divorces can be hard on all parties involved in the process. Emotions may be running high, and the prospect of making arrangements for property and custody can seem overwhelming. For this reason, many spouses choose mediation as an alternative method of divorce. There are many benefits to divorce mediation, but like any important decision, spouses should be aware of all of their options and what ...
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  • Why You Should Consider Divorce Mediation

    || 27-Aug-2014

    It is not unreasonable to want help working through a divorce. Even a relatively amicable separation can encounter snags that create difficult situation for the parties involved. Many couples would like to avoid court proceedings and attorney involvement, but because they are not fully informed about their options, they see no other choice. However, there are several alternative methods of ...
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  • Distribution of Property and Debt in a Divorce

    || 26-Aug-2014

    In the unfortunate circumstance that you and your spouse seek a divorce, there are multiple factors to be considered when dividing property and debt. A good way to start is by making a list denoting which items are separate property, which items are community property and what the market value of each item is. The Schedule of Assets and Debts will require you to do this to complete your divorce ...
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  • Enforcement of Child Support in California

    || 3-Feb-2014

    In California, once a child support obligation has been put into effect by a family court, it becomes a legally binding order. Parents are expected to provide financial support for their children. When they fail to fulfill this obligation, it is taken very seriously by the courts. A custodial parent who is not receiving child support payments as determined by the court can take legal action ...
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  • Growing Trend: Collaborating with Your Former Spouse After Divorce

    || 30-Dec-2013

    When people hear the word " divorce," they tend to think of ex-spouses who are either constantly fighting or who want nothing to do with each other. A recent USA Today article, however, reported that more and more divorced couples are actually making efforts to work together amicably—oftentimes for the sake of the children, but sometimes even when no children are involved. In one ...
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  • Including Holiday Schedules in Your Parenting Plan

    || 23-Dec-2013

    When spouses with children get divorced, they need to draw up parenting plans as part of their child custody agreements. A parenting plan is basically a guide for how the soon-to-be ex-spouses will co-parent. It outlines specific terms, such as when the child will be with each parent and for how long. It is important that parents include holiday schedules in the parenting plan, which determines ...
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