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Can I Get My Down Payment Back if I Bought the House Before Marriage?

The issue of property division is one of the first questions to arise among divorcing couples and a point of contention where there are disagreements. In California, courts differentiate between ...
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What is “Wasteful Dissipation” of Marital Assets?

The wasteful dissipation of marital assets can occur during the divorce process or during a marriage, sparking one spouse’s desire to dissolve the marriage. While expenses are a fact of life, ...
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Tips to Survive Your Workday During Divorce

Divorces, even amicable ones, are difficult and often fraught with emotions. This is the end of a relationship you believed and hoped would last, so it is only natural to feel troubled by its ...
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4 Ways to Help Your Children During Your Divorce

If you are in the midst of going through a divorce, you know that sometimes you might find yourself in heated situations. Emotions are running high and spouses feel tempted to say things they might ...
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Child Custody Mistakes

For divorcing parents, fighting for child custody is often an emotional and trying time. It is common to face uncertainty and to receive conflicting advice from friends and family, adding to the ...
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What Happens if My Spouse Won't Sign the Divorce Papers?

Divorce, even when amicable, can be a difficult and contentious situation. In circumstances where spouses cannot agree to a divorce, however, it can become even more problematic. While a spouse can ...
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Divorce After 50: Challenges to Consider

In a survey study produced by Dr. Susan Brown called ‘The Gray Divorce Revolution,” it was discovered that there was a significant increase in couples divorcing after the age of 50. While ...
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What Not To Do During Divorce

For many families, divorce can be an emotional, complicated process. With tensions running high, it can be easy to let your emotions drive your decisions, ex more but doing so can be detrimental to ...
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How to Have a Less Stressful Divorce

For most families, divorce can be an extremely stressful process. Regardless of why you and your spouse are divorcing, there are steps you can take to ensure the process is less stressful. Many people ...
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4 Essential Tips for Surviving Work During Divorce

Whether you’re a high-level executive working for a large corporation, mid-level management at a retail store or you’re your own boss, getting through the workday while going through a ...
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The Time Limit for Annulment in California

Divorce may not always be the answer to ending a marriage. Some circumstances allow for what is known as an annulment, which essentially means that the marriage or partnership was never valid. ...
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What Happens to My Children Before Divorce Is Final?

During the divorce process, life may become quite complicated, particularly when there are children involved and a spouse moves out of the family home. There are questions regarding who they will live ...
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How Remarriage Could Affect Spousal Support

As a general rule, spousal support, which is also sometimes referred to as alimony, no longer needs to be paid once the supported spouse gets remarried in the state of California. This can be done ...
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Divorce vs. Separation in California

When a couple feels that they can no longer make their marriage work, they may consider divorce. However, there are some spouses who can. While there are many divorces that take this route, there are ...
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Pros and Cons of Divorce Mediation

When detailing some of the alternative methods for divorce, mediation is one of the most popular. During this time, couples are able to constructively negotiate the aspects of their divorce outside of ...
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How Long Will My Divorce Take?

When a couple decides to move forward with a divorce, they may have various questions about the process. One of the most common questions is how long the divorce will take. For many, this is important ...
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Where Do I File for Divorce?

During a divorce, there are countless difficult decisions that need to be made before moving forward. While you may think these are just decisions regarding who gets what and what kind of parenting ...
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Dealing with Children's Activities After Divorce

Some of the more difficult matters to attend to during the divorce process are child custody and visitation schedules. After all, during the marriage, you most likely spent every day with your ...
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Complicated High Net Worth Divorces

As if divorce wasn’t complicated enough with child support, child custody, spousal support, and property division, there are various other factors that can make it even more complex. One of ...
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What to Do When a Spouse Doesn't Respond to Divorce Papers

As couples go through the divorce process, there are certain steps they must take in order to finalize the dissolution. In some cases, this may include going to trial or the couple may be able to make ...
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Can Student Loans Be Considered Marital Debt?

When a couple decides to divorce, they must consider numerous factors including property division. This is a process during divorce in which the property is divided among the spouses. In California, ...
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Defined Benefit Plans and Divorce

When couples go through a divorce, some of the most important aspects to consider are child custody, child support, alimony (or spousal maintenance), and property division. When these couples think of ...
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How to Put a Lien on Marital Property

When you and your spouse decide to get a divorce, there are several factors you need to consider, including property division. In California, marital property is referred to as community property. ...
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Can I Get Divorced Without Going to Court?

Oftentimes, when a couple considers getting divorced, they weigh the pros and cons and may wonder if the divorce is worth taking to court. After all, when a divorce goes to court, it’s often due ...
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6 Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

When most people think about divorce, they often associate it with a drawn-out process and fighting between the two parties. While it is true that many matters are resolved in this manner, it ...
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