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Income Gap and Changing Spousal Support Roles

The shattering of the glass ceiling allows many women to continue to narrow the income gap, which has resulted in some unforeseen consequences, particularly when it comes to divorce. Also, with the current economic situation in California, many formerly well … read more

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The Pretrial Phase of the Divorce Process

The pretrial phase of the divorce process is a significant step towards resolving your divorce. Many of the actions taken in the pretrial phase can have a lasting impact on your final divorce judgment. The period of time after you … read more

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Filing for Divorce: Estate Planning

When filing for divorce there are some estate planning factors to consider. In today’s society the word “estate” is used as a synonym for “wealth.” But the original meaning of the word “estate” was simply whatever a person owned at … read more

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Protection of Assets: Fiduciary Duties

Often, in a marriage one of the partners will assume the major responsibility for the couples’ finances. In a legal sense, this person becomes a fiduciary. A fiduciary is an individual is who must act for the benefit of another … read more

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Marital Standard of Living

The marital standard of living is the lifestyle enjoyed by the parties during marriage. California law clearly and often designates “marital standard of living” as the standard to be used by the court in determining a payment amount for post-judgment … read more

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Collecting Unpaid Child Support in California

Collecting unpaid child support is an on going problem for many former spouses. High unemployment and the national economic situation leads to more people than ever unable to meet their financial obligations including child support payments. There are a growing … read more

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The Steps in Your Divorce

The steps in your divorce are a relative few, but they can be highly complex and involved as well as emotionally charged. Making yourself aware of the process will make it easier for all involved. Preparing to file for a … read more

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Substance Abuse and the Decision to End Your Marriage

When a major contributing factor in your decision to end your marriage is the belief that your spouse has a substance abuse problem, the decision to file for divorce can be very stressful. Knowing that the very structure of your … read more

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Complications with Home Equity Loans and Divorce

Complications arise when homeowners with an equity loan against their home get a divorce. Often couples have a home with a home equity line of credit (HELOC), or a joint mortgage and this can be a major consideration in divorce … read more

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After Marriage: Return to Your Birth Name?

Though it has been customary for the new wife to adopt her husband’s name, after divorce, the former spouse may have many reasons to return to her birth name. This situation is probably best addressed at the time of the … read more

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