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Understanding Valuation & Division of Businesses

When divorcing in California, the couple’s community property must be divided between the spouses in an equitable manner. Courts have broad discretion when it comes to assigning values and dividing assets in a divorce. But, what about your business?

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Relocating with the Children After a Divorce

No matter how you feel about getting one, divorce provides the impetus for a new beginning. New beginnings are all about change. You and your ex-spouse are not the only people experiencing change.

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Who Is Going to Pay the Kids’ College Tuition?

If you’re considering divorce in California and you have minor children, the issue of child support will loom large. California law expects the divorcing parents to support their child until the age of 18 or until they finish high school if they are still 18.

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Preparing for Divorce

Divorce proceedings in California often involve a lot of legal paperwork, and navigating the process on your own is never easy. With heightened emotions and the psychological toll of divorce, getting experienced guidance when preparing for divorce is crucial to avoid making irrevocable mistakes.

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California’s Pet Custody Law

Going through a divorce can be a difficult and emotional experience for everyone involved. However, the thought of losing your furry friend can make the entire process even more stressful.

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Your Rights to Retirement Assets

When couples marry, “what’s mine is mine” and “what’s yours is yours” becomes “ours.” They begin earning, spending, and saving together to build a future.

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Finding Hidden Income & Assets

Couples who file for divorce in California are expected to divide their marital property – assets acquired during the course of the marriage – equally.

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The Validity of Marital Agreements in California

The California Family Code allows prospective spouses and married couples to contract with each other about their respective rights to personal or marital property, regardless of when, where or how that property is acquired. These agreements are valid without consideration. Prenuptial agreements become effective upon marriage, while postnuptial agreements are legally binding as soon as they’re signed.

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California Property Division Attorney

California is a community property state, so the law assumes that each spouse shares equal responsibility for the assets and debts accumulated during the marriage. However, it’s often a complex task to divide that pool in a manner that ensures a fair and even outcome.

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Spousal Disputes <br>Over Child Support

To ensure that children do not fall into poverty because of divorce or out-of-wedlock birth, California has adopted child support guidelines and an effective mechanism for payment. However, the state gives family court judges latitude in deciding the final amount.

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