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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 …

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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 …