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When it comes to child custody cases, California courts focus their efforts and every decision on the best interests of the children. State laws across the entire nation require that courts base their decisions on child custody on what is in the best interests of the child or children involved. The state of California is…

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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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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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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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Many parents considering divorce will postpone or delay proceedings until their children are “older.” While every case is unique and every child will be different, divorce is difficult on children regardless of age. Studies indicate that parental divorce still has an impact on college-age children. If you are getting divorced and you have college-age children,…

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Are you getting divorced? Are you overwhelmed with all the decisions you have to make? You are not alone. Many find themselves in similar circumstances. One of the most common concerns and most difficult choices divorcing parents struggle with is how the kids will spend time with each of their parents during and after divorce.…

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Divorcing parents have to manage a number of unique challenges when they plan for the financing of their child’s college education. If possible, divorced parents should cooperate and consider implementing a number of strategies to maximize the financial aid available to their college student. In doing so, they could potentially decrease the financial burden of…

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Some are saying that the 2019 tax bill is complicating divorce for women. And they are right. For those whose divorces will be finalized after December 31, 2018, there will be repercussions. The new law makes spousal support (sometimes referred to as alimony) non-tax-deductible for the payer and non-taxable for the recipient. This effectively eliminates…

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If you are in the midst of a divorce or custody case, the court may have already issued a temporary custody order. Temporary custody orders are intended to keep the life of the child stable while the court takes the time to come to a permanent custody decision. Most temporary custody orders aim to prevent…

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