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How to Terminate Spousal Support in California

Alimony or spousal support termination is a polarizing issue during a divorce. And divorced spouses often continue to battle it out over the details of spousal support termination after the divorce is final. Laws governing spousal support termination vary significantly depending on the length of the marriage. Shorter-term marriages typically result in easier termination. The…

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What Happens When Parents Cannot Agree on a Parenting Plan?

Agreeing with your spouse during divorce proceedings can be extremely difficult. Emotions are high, resentments are festering, and parents often have a hard time seeing past all of this to come to terms on a parenting plan. Too often, divorcing parents cannot seem to agree on a parenting plan. What Happens When Parents Cannot Agree…

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How Your Divorce Attorney Can Discover Hidden Assets

One of the main goals of a divorce is to provide a fair division of property, assets, and debts between the divorcing parties. Both parties must be completely aware of all assets, debts, and property. Having all the necessary information can be very difficult when one party is not cooperating. Sometimes the situation can even…

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How to Sell Your Home During Divorce

Selling a home is always a significant undertaking. When you need to sell your home during a divorce, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the potentially severe financial consequences. It is a daunting task. Before you sell your home during a divorce, know the basic concepts of ownership, tax liability, division of assets during California…

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Can Switching Jobs Affect Your California Divorce Case?

When a court decides the support amount for child support or spousal support, one of the main factors they consider is income. So switching jobs during a divorce can have a significant impact on the outcome. If the new job comes with an increase in pay, the court-ordered support payment amount might also increase. If…

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5 Ways to Save Time and Money During Your Divorce

Regardless of when you file, or why are filing, divorce can be expensive. After a couple splits up, both generally struggle to find a new financial normal under two separate roofs. During the divorce proceedings, there are so many different issues and factors to be handled with such intense detail and care that the future…

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How to Defend Against False Child Abuse Claims During a Child Custody Case

Sadly, the family court hears more than its fair share of child abuse accusations. More frequent in high-conflict custody battles where tempers are already on edge and arguments escalate at a rapid pace, parties feel the strain of the situation and may be tempted to make unwarranted accusations. Parents in tense, custody cases sometimes believe…

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Tips on Protecting Your Home and Assets During Divorce

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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What To Do When the Judge Exhibits Bias in Your Family Law Case

Every case in family court is decided by one judge. A judge, like anyone, arrives at their job with their own opinions, experiences, and knowledge; this may sometimes include entrenched cultural biases. Family law cases can be negatively affected by cultural biases on the part of the judge, perhaps even more so than in other…

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The Difference Between Divorce and Annulment in California

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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5 Tips for Splitting Custody During School Vacations and Holidays

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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