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How is Credit Card Debt Split in Divorce in California?

When you get a divorce in Stockton, you and your spouse will have to divide your property – and property includes both assets and debts. California is a community property state, so usually, the division of credit card debt is pretty clear-cut. Here’s what you need to know. Related: Community property basics in California What is Community Property? The term …

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Gaslighting and Divorce

If you’re like many people getting divorced in Stockton, you’re all too familiar with gaslighting – that’s when someone manipulates you psychologically so that you end up questioning your own sanity. And unfortunately, gaslighting is pretty common in divorce and child custody battles. Here’s what you need to know about this harmful psychological warfare. Related: 5 signs you’re in a …

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How to Find the Best LGBT Divorce Lawyer for Your Needs

When you’re looking for the best LGBT divorce lawyer to handle your case, you need to know where to start and what to ask. This guide will put you on the right track. How to Find the Best LGBT Divorce Lawyer for Your Needs Every divorce is different – what worked (or didn’t work) with your friends, family members and …

Transmutation and Tracing: Property Division & Divorce

As you are likely aware, property can take on two distinct characterizations once a couple becomes married: separate or community. The distinction between the types of property has a critical bearing on the distribution of assets upon divorce. In a perfect world, the characterization of the property remains the same throughout the marriage and divvying that property up on dissolution …

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California Divorce: Family, Home and Children

A lot of people who call us want to know about California divorce – family, home and children are among the most commonly asked questions. Here’s what you need to know. California Divorce: Family, Home and Children Most people who get a divorce are primarily concerned about the effect it will have on their families. Fortunately, you and your spouse …

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7 Questions to Ask a Divorce Mediator

When you’re going through a divorce, it’s in your best interest to reach agreements with your spouse on important issues like child custody and property division – but if you can’t, your Stockton divorce lawyer will probably suggest that you work with a mediator. A mediator can help you and your spouse reach fair agreements that you can both live …

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California Alimony Laws and Infidelity

The sad truth is that people cheat – and that cheating often leads to divorce. But how do California alimony laws treat infidelity? Here’s what you need to know. California Alimony Laws and Infidelity Divorce after infidelity is incredibly painful. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you know exactly what we’re talking about. First things first: We’re very …

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Child Support Laws in California

Child support laws in California help ensure that both parents are financially responsible for their children. The courts use a special formula to determine how much one parent will pay the other parent, and once a judge orders child support, it remains the same unless you go back to court to change it (or the child reaches a certain age). …

How to Prepare for Divorce

If you’re like most people who are considering a marital split, you need to know how to prepare for divorce – from finances to breaking the news to your kids. And there’s no question about it: preparing for divorce takes time and resources. Here’s what you need to know. How to Prepare for Divorce Other than the emotional side of …

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I Think I Want a Divorce – What Next?

There are many reasons people come to our offices and say, “I think I want a divorce.” Some people are dealing with a cheating spouse. Others are sick of fighting and conflict, and still others have simply grown apart. If you think you want a divorce, that may mean your marriage is beyond repair – and if that’s the case, …