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How to Manage Retirement Accounts When Getting Divorced in California

If you are seeking a divorce in California, and you are nearing the age of retirement, you may be worried about your retirement accounts. If you are not nearing retirement age and you are seeking a divorce in Orange County, California, you should probably still be a little concerned about your retirement accounts. In many…

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A Closer Look at Orange County Domestic Violence and Restraining Orders

If you have been a victim of domestic violence, you have a right to look to the Court for protection. There are several different types of restraining orders that can provide domestic violence victims with this kind of protection. Being a victim of domestic violence can be a stressful and traumatic ordeal. However, there are…

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What To Know About Community Property and Domestic Partnerships in California

Registered domestic partners have the same rights as married couples when it comes to community property. Unless couples establish an agreement prior to their registration, community property rules will apply in the event of dissolution or death. In California, a domestic partnership gives parties a legal status that is similar to marriage. As such, those…

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Prenuptial Agreements Allow for Division of Future Earnings

Prenuptial agreements can be designed to protect more than just premarital assets. They can outline how couples want to divide their future earnings in the event of a divorce. While many people assume that prenuptial agreements are only useful when one partner brings a significant amount of wealth to the marriage, this assumption is incorrect….

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What To Understand About Same-Sex Couples and Adoptions in California

Same sex couples face unique legal challenges when they decide to become a family with children. While California allows same-sex couples to adopt, the process can be long and difficult. The adoption process is often difficult even for heterosexual couples, and same-sex couples face even greater challenges when it comes to adoption. In California, GLBT…

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The Place of Children in Divorce Mediation

Many parents choose mediation over litigation because it eases the stress their children might feel during a divorce. Involving children in mediation proceedings will help parents ensure that their children’s interests are being protected. When parents decide to get a divorce, all of their decisions will have consequences for their children. All parents want to…

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What You Need To Understand About Community Property and Personal Injury Settlements in California

Although California is a community property state, the courts have special rules regarding settlements from personal injury cases. Personal injury settlements may or may not be considered community property, depending on when the injury occurred. If you are considering a divorce, you may be wondering if your spouse’s personal injury award will be considered separate…

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Children Used in Emotional Abuse Ploys

Sadly, many children are used as pawns in divorce proceedings. Emotional abuse can wreak havoc on them. Caught up in the throes of divorce, some people don’t stop to think that they may be using their children as emotional pawns; taking their own anger and hurt out on the kids. This is a difficult position…

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Same Sex Marriage in California Permissible

Same sex marriages may take place in some U.S. states, but not others. Find out which states allow the marriage and benefits that go with it before tying the knot. “Rather than make a major error by getting married in a state that does not recognize same sex unions, it’s wise to spend some time…

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When a Divorce Isn’t a Divorce

When divorce doesn’t seem like a viable economic solution to marital problems many are opting for a new approach. Say hello to the new “non-divorce.” “There is certainly more than one way to end a failed marriage, although traditionally speaking, it has been to go to a divorce lawyer and get a divorce through the…

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California Stalking Illegal

Stalking is one of the most frightening behaviors a person may experience. One out of every twelve women and one out of every forty-five men will be stalked at least once during their lives. Stalking in the 21st century isn’t just what we have come to associate as being the “typical” stalker-like behavior. Now, thanks…

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