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Taxes: Division of Pension Benefits in a Divorce

An increasingly large portion of the assets of married couples consist of rights to payments and stock from pension plans. In many states such assets are subject to division during a divorce. Divorce and division of property are generally controlled … read more

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Receiving Support: Domestic Support vs. Property Settlement

The spouse receiving support should try to maximize the amount of domestic support vs. a property settlement in a divorce decree. Persons going through, or contemplating, divorce should do some planning with their family law attorney if they believe they … read more

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After Marriage: Postnuptial Agreements

A recent survey by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers found that nearly half of its members have seen an increase in postnuptial agreements. A postnuptial agreement is agreed to after the marriage and delineates how assets will be divided … read more

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Divorce Mediation; An Alternative to Traditional Divorce

Divorce mediation, an alternative to traditional divorce proceedings, is a means to resolve the complex issues of a divorce. Mediation involves the services of a trained and neutral person who works with the parties to facilitate the settlement of disputed … read more

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In California, How is Spousal Support Calculated?

How Much Will I Pay? Under California law the purpose of temporary spousal support is to preserve the financial status quo to the greatest extent possible. A court may order temporary spousal support in any amount after considering the needs … read more

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What is the Duration of Spousal Support in California?

How many years did the marriage last? In California, duration of spousal support is often tied to the length of the marriage. After a marriage of less than 10 years, a court will not usually order support for longer than … read more

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Choosing the Right Family Law Attorney for You

There are many articles that offer guidance in the selection of family law attorneys, however, many of these articles provide little insight into the important considerations for selecting the right family law attorney for you.  Recommending that the attorney be “competent”, “professional”, or … read more

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