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Who Gets the House?

Your house is more than just a roof over your head… Not only does this structure act as the sacred keeper of your family’s memories, but it’s also often the most significant investment a married couple will make.  Hence, if you find yourself worried, wondering: Who gets the house? in your divorce, don’t fret. You aren’t alone. Here’s what you …

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Dividing Cryptocurrency During Divorce

Marital property is one of the biggest offenders of a lengthy divorce. The classification, valuing, and distribution of a couple’s jointly held assets is a herculean task, even on the best of days. But this complex financial beast becomes even more interesting, once you add cryptocurrency into the mix. But what is cryptocurrency? How does it work? And—more importantly for …

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Pet Custody

For a lot of people, pets aren’t just animals, they’re beloved members of the family. These loving, loyal furry friends have the power to enrich our lives in unique and irreplaceable ways, so it makes sense that when it comes to divorce, fights over who gets to keep the family dog can get pretty heated.  Luckily for pet owners, California’s …

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Dividing Retirement Assets in a Divorce

With so many different types of plans and variables at play, dividing retirement assets in a divorce can be complicated. Especially if they existed both before and during a marriage, dashing any hopes of a clear property classification. However, considering their sizable worth, retirement accounts are one aspect of property division you don’t want to get wrong.  Fortunately, a good Stockton divorce …

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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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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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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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17 Divorce Mediation Tips You Need to Know Before You Start Mediation

If you’re divorcing your spouse in California, you’ll likely consider mediation – many people do. In fact, mediation is the smart choice when you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse just can’t see eye-to-eye. And in some cases, the courts actually order mediation to help people resolve disagreements (particularly when it comes to parenting plans for their children). Check out these 17 …