Is divorce just about the money?

by - July 9, 2014

The time has come to acknowledge that our present social and legal procedures for dealing with divorce are no longer adequate. – Governor Edmund G. Brown, Sr., 1966, explaining his support of no-fault divorce reform California is a no-fault divorce state. This means that except in limited cases, the Judges do not want to know

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Is preparing for divorce evil or essential?

by - May 27, 2014

Divorce is a complicated process, both legally and emotionally, but thoughtful planning can make your transition from married to single life smoother. Even if your intent is to settle your divorce without going to court or relying on California’s laws, best laid plans sometimes go awry. So any precautionary measures taken at the outset of

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Who can you trust during divorce?

by - May 12, 2014

Your spouse may have betrayed you. Your spouse’s lawyer may be a really untrustworthy a**. And your brain may even be a traitor. So who can you possibly trust during your divorce? You. Only you know who you are, what you like and what you can’t live with or without. Even if you are working with

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Will you keep your inheritance if you get divorced in California?

by - April 27, 2014

California is a community property state but this doesn’t mean, as some believe, that separate property ceases to exist or magically transforms into community property upon marriage. In fact, both Family Code Section 752 and Section 21 of the California State Constitution guarantee and protect separate property. Section 21 of our Constitution provides, “Property owned

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