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There are very few people who plan to get divorced, but many find themselves looking at a divorce regardless of all their other plans for their life, their marriage, and their relationship. If divorce is on your horizon, a few simple steps can help you prepare for a smooth financial separation while protecting your home…

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There are only two ways to end a legal marriage: annulment or divorce. An annulment is a legal process that cancels a marriage. The annulment of a marriage means that it is legally erased. It is lawfully declared that the marriage never technically existed and was never valid. A divorce is a legal termination of…

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Vacations and holidays should be a time of happiness and joy when everyone can spend time enjoying their friends and family. That is precisely why they can often be the most difficult times for those who have experienced divorce; particularly those whose divorce included a battle for custody. Parents ‘don’t always agree on holiday plans…

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If you are getting divorced, hopefully, you have been advised that it is usually a bad idea to move out of the marital residence. Once a California couple decides to divorce, many will need to figure out how to continue living together until the divorce is final; which is not easy. Couples who have no…

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A stepparent adoption occurs when the spouse of a child’s custodial parent adopts the child. If you are a stepparent in California and you are interested in adopting your stepchild, you should consider the basic requirements that must be met according to California state law and then consult an experienced family law attorney. Who Qualifies…

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In many divorce cases, the first question asked is what will happen to the family home and who will live there. This concern is even more prevalent in cases of elder divorce. When splitting up assets, one of the most challenging decisions is what a couple should do about their house. Many younger divorcing couples…

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Modern couples planning their marriage often find that prenuptial agreements are useful tools. They are especially helpful when one or both individuals entering marriage have significant assets to protect. One common mistake couples make when entering prenuptial agreements in California is including terms the court is likely to reject – like pre-determined child support payment…

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