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Adultery Laws in California

With adultery clocking in as one of the leading causes of divorce, it’s no wonder people are interested in how it might affect their split. Specifically, the question many divorce lawyers get asked, is whether or not adultery is illegal.  It’s a fair question. Especially considering that over twenty states actually do attach criminal punishments for infidelity. Consequences that can …

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California Divorce Laws and Property Division

If the idea of splitting a shared life overwhelms you, you’re not alone. While all divorces come with their fair share of difficulties, longer marriages can be even more challenging. After all, when you’ve shared more of your lives together than you have apart, where in the world do you start when trying to divide that all up? Who gets …

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How Infidelity Affects Alimony in California

Most people are probably already familiar with the term, but to kick things off right, let’s start with the legal definition of adultery, which is: any consenting sexual relationship where at least one of the parties is married to someone else.  Historically, punishments for this behavior were swift and harsh, ranging anywhere from torture to mutilation, and in some cases, …

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Commonly Asked Questions About Types of Divorce

Glossing over the fine print of a contract is an oversight most people have probably done at least once in their life. And nowhere is this party foul more common, than in a marriage contract. After all, between wedding day snapshots and cake cutting, most people don’t have the foresight to sit the happy couple down for a serious pregame …

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7 Divorce Tips for Moms

If you’re a mother who’s considering divorce, you’re facing some unique challenges. Check out these divorce tips for moms to find out what lies ahead – and prepare yourself for a successful outcome. 7 Divorce Tips for Moms Check out these seven divorce tips for moms, and then read on to get answers to some of our most commonly asked …

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11 Common Questions About Joint Custody Schedules in California

If you’re like many people, you have plenty of questions about developing a joint custody schedule during or after divorce. Check out these joint custody schedule frequently asked questions to see if you can find an answer here – or, if you don’t see your question or need personalized legal advice, call us at 209-395-1605 to schedule a consultation with …

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Community Property FAQ: Answers to Common Community Property Questions

If you’re like many people, you know California is a community property state – but what does that mean when you’re getting a divorce? Here’s what you need to know. Community Property FAQ: Answers to Common Community Property Questions Here you’ll find answers to our most common questions about community property questions, which might help you with your case. If …

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Is California a Community Property State?

Is California a community property state? Here’s what you need to know if you’re getting divorced in San Joaquin County or elsewhere.   Is California a Community Property State? California is considered a community property state – but to many people, that doesn’t mean exactly what it sounds like. Under California law, the property a couple acquires during a marriage …

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What is Community Property in California?

We live in a community property state, which means the things you acquired during your marriage belong to both you and your spouse. But what is community property in California, and how will it impact your divorce settlement? Here’s what you need to know. What is Community Property in California? Figuring out property division can be incredibly difficult, and when …

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How Much is Child Support in California?

If you’re a parent going through divorce, you want what’s best for your kids. You want to take care of them – emotionally and financially – but how much is child support in California? Here’s what you need to know. How Much is Child Support in California? In California, the law requires both parents to be responsible for supporting a …