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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Literally, a 50-50 divorce split

by - October 10, 2008

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

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Weekly Divorce Tip: Discovery

by - March 31, 2008

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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Property Valuations in Divorce

by - February 8, 2008

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5 Reasons To Sell Your House

by - August 15, 2007

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

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