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California is a Community Property State

In the United States, there are two methods for dividing marital property in a divorce : equitable division and community property. While the majority of states use the equitable distribution method, ...
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Is Snooping on a Spouse Legal?

We’re going to be frank: Spouses on the brink of divorce are in the habit of snooping on their spouses. It happens all the time. Often, the suspicious spouse is looking for evidence of an ...
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Should I Have a Postnuptial Agreement?

In regards to dividing marital property during a divorce, each state has enacted its own laws about property division. In the United States, we have two methods of dividing marital property: community ...
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Should You Move Out of the Marital Home?

If you and your spouse have decided to file for divorce, there is a strong possibility that things aren’t exactly stress-free on the home front. Whether your marriage is ending because one of ...
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California's Community Property Laws

In the U.S., the states follow the equitable distribution or community property systems in regards to the method of dividing a couple’s marital property. California is one of nine states, ...
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Secrets From a Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is a stressful process that has its way of bringing out the worst in people. Some embittered spouses see divorce as a way to seek revenge by emptying bank accounts, freezing credit cards, ...
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What Happens to the Family Business in Divorce?

Getting a divorce can be complicated. From determining child custody and support to deciding who gets the home, matters can easily become heated and contentious. What happens when a family business is ...
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Dividing Real Property in California Divorce

California is a community property state, which means that all property is equally owned in a marriage. No matter which spouse earned the income that purchased the property, or which spouse owns the ...
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Financial Affidavits Are Important in Divorce

One of the unknown side-effects of getting a divorce is having your finances raked over with a fine tooth comb by the attorneys in the case. When this information is presented to the court, it must be ...
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The Difference Between Annulment & Divorce

An annulment is a statement from the court that determines that the marriage was never legally valid. An annulment makes it so the marriage never happened, essentially voiding any legal partnership. ...
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Avoiding Complicate Asset Liquidation Issues in Divorce

If you are currently liquidating assets in the midst of a divorce property division, this is ground that you need to tread lightly. Each party in a divorce needs to understand how the liquidation may ...
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Antonio Banderas Divorcing Melanie Griffith

Another Hollywood-fueled divorce is taking over the news. Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith are planning to split after 19 years of marriage. The two say that they have "thoughtfully and ...
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Divorce and Suicide Lead to Complicated Property Division

A man in Yonkers, New York is fighting to secure property that he believes is rightfully his in an ongoing divorce dispute after his wife committed suicide earlier this year. According to the reports, ...
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What is a QDRO?

QDRO is short for Qualified Domestic Relations Order. This is a court-order is able to divide a retirement plan or pension between two divorcees that were living off of the income of a retirement. ...
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Landmark Property Division Case Concerns Couple's Dog

A miniature dachshund named Joey has been getting a lot of news coverage lately after the pup became the center of a matrimonial pet custody case. This case is taking place in New York City, but it ...
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Who Gets the Family Dog?

A family dog can be more than just a pet, it can seem like an actual part of the family. Therefore, when a married couple files for divorce, it may be legitimate to worry about who will get the ...
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Conflicting Contracts and the Need for a Divorce Attorney

If you are currently preparing for a divorce, it is essential that you hire a reliable divorce attorney to assist you in your case. This is because a couple that fails to look at all contracts and ...
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