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Divorce Checklist: What to Do Before You File for Divorce

If you’re thinking about splitting up from your spouse, you need a divorce checklist – but not just any divorce checklist. One that shows you what you need to do before you file and helps ensure you’re completely prepared for the journey ahead. This divorce checklist covers it all. Divorce Checklist: What to Do Before You File for Divorce Divorce …

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Are Assets Always Split 50-50 in a Divorce in California?

California is a community property state, which means everything you and your spouse earned or purchased while you were in the marriage belongs to both of you equally. But it doesn’t mean that you have to divide everything 50-50. Splitting Assets in Your Divorce: Are They Always Split 50-50? During your divorce, everything that you and your spouse contributed to …

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Community Property Basics

In California, the term community property refers to any assets or income earned by a married person – and it belongs to both parties of a marriage, not just the one who brought it in. It’s different from separate property, which only belongs to one spouse. And during a divorce, community property must be divided equitably between both of you. …

Spousal Support Payments Are No-Longer Tax Deductible if You Divorce After January 1, 2019

Spousal Support Payments Are No-Longer Tax Deductible if You Divorce After January 1, 2019 Divorce can be complicated, particularly where there are children involved. However, even cases involving significant amounts of spousal support are highly contentious. Prior to the 2019 change, The IRS provided a useful negotiation tool, making spousal support tax deductible to the paying spouse; this will all …

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What is Temporary Spousal Support in California?

If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of spousal support – but what is temporary spousal support in California? Is it something you may have to pay or something that you’ll receive? Here’s what you need to know about temporary spousal support. (Learn more about the differences between temporary and permanent spousal support here.) What is Temporary Spousal Support in …

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How Does Adultery Affect Divorce in California?

How does adultery affect divorce in California? It’s a question we hear often – and it’s one that has a simple answer: It doesn’t. But that answer isn’t absolute. Here’s what you need to know about how adultery affects divorce in California, whether you’re in Stockton or elsewhere. How Does Adultery Affect Divorce in California? Adultery can certainly cause divorce …

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Dealing With Divorce: 7 Tips to Help You Through It

When you’re dealing with divorce, every day can be a battle – you just have so much going on. You’re still showing up at work and doing your job, you’re coming home and helping your children, and you’re trying to put together the pieces so you don’t feel like you’re losing your sanity. Your divorce attorney is there to help …

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My Wife Cheated On Me and I Want a Divorce

“My wife cheated on me and I want a divorce.” It’s something we hear frequently in our law office – and in the vast majority of cases, we can help. When your spouse cheats on you, it’s an exceptionally painful experience. And it’s hard to think clearly for days, weeks or even months after you discover her infidelity. But if …

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California Child Support Laws: What You Need to Know

California child support laws are pretty straightforward – they require both parents to contribute financially to their children’s upbringing. But what is child support for, and how does it work under the law? Will you be required to pay it, or will you receive it? Your Stockton divorce lawyer can explain all of this in more detail, but in the …