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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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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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Couple Signing Divorce Documents About Property Division

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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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 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 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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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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Selective Focus of Couple Sitting at Table with Divorce Documents

Divorce is very common among individuals who are 55 years of age or older. According to the most recent report from the U.S. Census Bureau, divorce rates were highest (approximately 43%) among men and women between ages 55 and 64. Going through a late-life divorce can be emotional yet liberating.

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According to a 2018 child custody research study by Custody X Change, fathers in California are likely to get about 32.8% of child custody time. In the state of California, either parent can have custody of their children. Likewise, both parents can decide to share custody. However, should they be unable to agree, the family court can help determine custody ...

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Your home is an important part of your life, and many people invest significant time and money into building a home. Moving out of a home is an emotional and often difficult decision. What happens to the family home is a major question couples and courts have to address during a divorce.

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