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
You asked: “Am I entitled to any of the marital assets in divorce, specifically one-half of the down payment on our home that is titled in my husbands name? (We live in Illinois)” Answer: The answer really depends on whether the home belonged to your husband before you got married or whether you purchased the
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A Cambodian couple has taken the figurative “50-50″ divorce split literally, and cut their house in half: one-half of the house goes to the wife and the other half, to the husband. And, to make the break even more mathematically titillating, the couple also has divided the underlying land into four sections, and assigned a
If you have been using our weekly divorce tips to initiate your divorce, dissolution or legal separation, you should now be in the discovery phase. Discovery is the legal process of gathering all relevant information about your assets, income, debts and expenses so you can determine how your estate will be divided or what you
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If you and your husband own a home together, you might consider selling it before or during the divorce if: You can’t afford the costs of the mortgage, maintenance, insurance and taxes, on your own. Neither you or your husband has enough cash or equity to buy the other out. The mortgage lender won’t allow