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Do I Have to Pay Support From My Annual Bonus?

If you were lucky enough to receive an annual bonus from your employer this year, you may have a lot of exciting plans for that money. Whether you intended for your bonus to end up in your savings, be ...
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Dividing Three-Way Business Partnerships

Dividing business assets is one of the trickiest parts of a divorce. The true value of a business is difficult to determine, and when third parties are involved the process becomes even more ...
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Getting a Divorce After Contributing to a Home Purchase

The down payment on a home is a huge financial hurdle for nearly any married couple to overcome, so it’s not uncommon for both spouses to contribute to it however they can. In many cases, this ...
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Community Interest & Your Property Division Agreement

The below story is an example and is not based on an actual client. Patricia has a problem. Patricia had been married to Terry for 25 years before they sought a divorce, and she’s realizing that ...
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How to Tell Your Kids About the Breakup

When you and your spouse have decided to separate, there are dozens of vital decisions to make. The one with the most long-term effect will be how you communicate the divorce to your children. The ...
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Does My Spouse Get a Part of My Business If We Divorce?

For business owners, their company is more than their job. It’s their creation, something with nearly as much personal investment as most relationships. Businesses take up their owners’ ...
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Am I Responsible for My Spouse's Credit Card Debt in a Divorce?

As you prepare your divorce settlement with your spouse, one issue that may come up is the division of debt. Not only do you and your spouse have to divide up the property and assets that were ...
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Will the Court Split All Our Stuff 50 / 50 in Divorce?

In California divorce proceedings, some of the questions most frequently asked by our clients involve alimony and property division. California is a community property state, meaning that the court ...
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Will My Spouse Get Half of My Business If We Divorce?

When you own a business, the idea of divorce can be downright terrifying. You may be asking yourself, “Is my spouse entitled to half of my business?” Before you start to panic, you should ...
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What are the Advantages of Establishing Paternity?

If you have a child with your spouse, meaning that you are legally married, there is usually no question about parentage. In this case, the law assumes that the husband is the father. When two parents ...
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Community Property vs. Separate Property in CA Divorce

As a community property state, California orders that everything a husband and wife own be split equally between themselves in the event of a divorce. In comparison, other states may direct property ...
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How Should We Divide Our Property?

Advice From a Dedicated, Passionate Lawyer One of the most complicated aspects of a divorce is determining how to fairly and equally divide your assets and debts. The property division process can ...
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Do's and Don'ts of a Divorce

Tips for Conducting Yourself in Divorce Proceedings Going through a divorce can be an extremely emotional and frustrating process for you and your family. It is easy to let your emotions, your fears, ...
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How Long is the Divorce Process Going to Take?

Have you made the decision to legally end your marriage? If so, you may be wondering how long the process is going to take. Filing for divorce is a complicated process that can put your life on hold ...
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My Ex-Spouse Won't Pay Child Support. What Now?

One of the most contentious aspects of any divorce is the matter of who will get custody and, subsequently, who will be expected to pay child support. Typically, if one parent is granted sole custody ...
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How is Child Custody Determined?

Understanding How a Judge Decides Custody Any divorce is complicated and emotional, but none more so than those involving children. Deciding who gets custody over the children is far more complex than ...
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Modification of Support -- LayOffs

What do You do if you are Laid Off While Going Through a Divorce or Custody Case? You just found out you will be laid off, down-sized, dismissed, or fired! What should you do about support??? Whether ...
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