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5 High-Asset Divorce Mistakes You Can’t Afford to Make

High-asset divorces can be incredibly contentious – and unfortunately, when there’s a lot of back-and-forth, people make mistakes. But making a mistake in a high-asset divorce can cost you for the rest of your life, so it’s important that you’re aware of the potential pitfalls and that you know how to steer clear to protect your assets. Check out these …

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What Are the Legal Stages of Divorce in California?

When you and your spouse are splitting up, there are a few ways you can go about it. Some people qualify for annulment or choose legal separation, but most people use divorce as a means to dissolve their marriages. Related: Annulment of marriage in California Divorce is a legal process. You don’t need grounds to split up from your spouse, …

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Social Security and Divorce in California

Social Security can be a tricky thing to separate during divorce – but if you or your spouse receives it, here’s what you need to know. Social Security and Divorce in California In some cases, divorced people are allowed to receive a larger Social Security benefit than they ordinarily would on their own. That can occur when one party receives …

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Dividing Retirement Assets in a Divorce

Dividing retirement assets in a divorce can be complicated – and in many cases, it requires preparing a QDRO and hiring a professional to get an accurate value. Even if it’s relatively simple, you’ll still need to account for it in your divorce settlement. In many cases, you’ll have to split some of what’s in your retirement account. Related: Retirement …

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Divorce and Pension Payout

Divorce and pension payout. Many people come to us who need to know about their rights to a pension – either their own or their spouse’s – and they want to know how payout works. Here’s the scoop on divorce, pension payouts and the division of retirement accounts for people who split up. Divorce and Pension Payout In many cases, …

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Retirement and Divorce Settlements

For many people, retirement accounts and divorce settlements are confusing. Will your ex-spouse get your retirement? Will your divorce settlement require you to give over half what you planned to retire on? Here’s what you need to know. Retirement and Divorce Settlements If you or your spouse has money tied up in a retirement plan, you’ll need to account for …

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Prenups in California: What You Need to Know

If you’re getting a divorce in Stockton and you’ve signed a prenuptial agreement – commonly just called a prenup – here’s what you need to know. What is a Prenup in California? A prenup is a legal document that can help one party’s assets in a divorce. The Uniform Prenuptial Agreement Act covers prenups under California law. The law says …

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Is Child Support Mandatory in Divorce?

If you’re like many people who are splitting up in Stockton, you’re wondering, Is child support mandatory in divorce? The main thing to understand is that the state of California says that both parents are responsible to contributing to their kids’ support and well-being. When it comes to child support, here’s how it works. Is Child Support Mandatory in Divorce? …

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What is Summary Dissolution in California?

If you’re like most people contemplating a split from your spouse, you think a regular divorce is the way to go – but instead, a summary dissolution might be right for you. What is Summary Dissolution? Summary dissolution is one way to end your marriage or domestic partnership. It’s not for everyone, but for some people, it’s a quicker, less …