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Legal Separation vs Divorce: Which is Best for You?

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Legal Separation vs Divorce – what is the difference, and why opt for one over the other? If you know the love is dead, is there any reason to stay legally bound to your partner? The answer may surprise you. Understanding Legal Separation Many couples do not jump right to legal separation or divorce,… Read More »

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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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Should I Get a Postnuptial Agreement?

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Should I get a postnuptial agreement? Many couples weigh the pros and cons of obtaining a prenuptial agreement. Often, couples decide that putting their intentions in writing is the most prudent thing to do should the marriage not work out. Prenuptial agreements can protect the assets of both spouses during the divorce process and… Read More »

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CA Frozen Embryo Dispute Verdict

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A California judge ruled on divorced couple’s frozen embryo dispute. There is currently no legislation in California governing spousal rights in the disposition of frozen embryos. However, several states have ruled in post-divorce embryo custody cases, with the majority finding in favor of the party not wanting the embryos gestated. A recent California case… Read More »

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Behind on Spousal Support Payments

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What happens if I fall behind on spousal support payments? Many divorced couples have a hard time dealing with having to pay or receive spousal support, also referred to as alimony. The amount and duration of spousal support is determined by a judge, and many different factors are considered. Each county in California has… Read More »

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Easing the Stress of Divorce on Children

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Easing the stress of divorce on children. approximately half of all marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, many of them involving children. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the likelihood of a marriage ending in divorce increases with each subsequent union. The probability that a first marriage will end in divorce is about… Read More »

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Dividing Intellectual Property in a Divorce

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Dividing intellectual property in a divorce. A common (and difficult) part of divorce involves dividing the community property between divorcing spouses. Such community property may often include bank accounts, family homes, vehicles, investment accounts, business interests, and the like. The assets you and your divorcing spouse share may also include various types of intellectual… Read More »

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Protecting Your Privacy With a Confidential Marriage License

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What is a confidential marriage? Marriage and divorce records are traditionally public records. If you wish to find out if two people are married, married, unmarried or divorced, you must simply contact the office of Vital Records, a division of the California Department of Public Health. However, especially with the large number of celebrities… Read More »

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My Soon to Be Ex Is Lying About Money – Financial Infidelity

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My soon to be ex is lying about money – financial infidelity. Divorce is never a pleasant process, and the emotions associated with a broken marriage can influence both spouses to make inadvisable decisions. In all contested divorces, and many uncontested divorces, both spouses must sign a financial affidavit. By doing so, the spouses… Read More »

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Remarriage and Blending Families

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Remarriage and blending families. As difficult as a divorce can be, it is often an opportunity for new beginnings. It is not uncommon for two people, each with children from a previous marriage, to fall in love and start a family together. In such situations, joining two families into one can be difficult to… Read More »

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