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gifts received during marriage

Gifts Received During Marriage From My Spouse

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Do I get to keep gifts received during marriage from my spouse when we divorce? California is a community property state. What this means is, with some exception, property acquired during marriage is community property. Community property is not property itself, rather it is a right of equal ownership by the marital partners of… Read More »

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child custody questions

Sonoma County Child Custody Questions

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Sonoma County child custody questions? What does “child custody” mean? First, it is important to understand that there are two forms of child custody – legal custody and physical custody. Legal custody primarily deals with the right of a parent to make decisions regarding the child’s life in relating to the health, education, and… Read More »

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Marital problems

When In-Laws are the Root of Marital Problems

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Marital problems were probably not something on your mind when you got married. You were probably hoping for a teammate for life, someone who would have your back in any situation, who would defend you to the death, and who would never, NEVER, throw you under the bus. What if, after the ‘I do’s,’… Read More »

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escaping domestic abuse

Escaping Domestic Abuse

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A fairy tale wedding evolved into a nightmare of domestic abuse and violence violence within just weeks for young Lisa Casarez. She blamed herself, wondering what she needed to do better—or how she needed to just be better—in order to stop the battering. Maybe she should lose some weight? Perhaps if she did a… Read More »

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third parent child custody

When Legal Child Custody is Shared Between Three or More Adults

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There are challenges to the new social reality of child custody. State and federal law has had to adapt to keep up with the changes in the structure of families in recent decades. Previously, a child was assumed to have two parents: a father and a mother. Today’s families have evolved to have multiple… Read More »

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mendocino county divorce

Smooth Mendocino County Divorce

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Is there such a thing as a smooth Mendocino County divorce? When the bliss of your wedding day turns into an unhappy marriage, you may seriously consider splitting with your partner. Statistically, it could happen. After all, research indicates that one in five marriages fall apart within the first five years, and nearly half… Read More »

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santa rosa divorce attorney

Choosing the Right Santa Rosa Divorce Attorney

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Getting a divorce is a huge, life altering proposition. If you are unequivocal about your desire to part ways, finding the best Santa Rosa divorce attorney to represent you in the proceedings could mean the difference between satisfaction and regret. Here are some things to consider when selecting the Santa Rosa divorce attorney who… Read More »

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child custody questions

Child Custody Process Basics – Santa Rosa Law Blog

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Child custody process basics in California. When couples with children divorce, custody is usually one of the primary issues that has to be sorted out. Although custody can be a major point of contention for some couples, others are able to come to a resolution without taking this matter to court. While every case… Read More »

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community property interest

Community Property Interest in the Separate Property of Either Spouse

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What is community property interest? Under California law, during a divorce proceeding, personal property and real estate will be classified as either “Separate Property” or “Community Property” for purposes of division. California is a community law state, and as such, all property classified as community property will be subject to a 50/50 division of… Read More »

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adultery

Can Adultery Impact Divorce Negotiations in California?

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Adultery and divorce in California. The state of California recognizes no-fault divorces. A no-fault divorce means the spouse filing for divorce does not have to show any fault for their spouse. Instead, a spouse can initiate a divorce by simply stating that the couple is no longer able to get along. On a legal… Read More »

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