Senate Bill 30 in California: New Law on Domestic Partnerships

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 30 last summer to balance out the law on domestic partnerships – and will soon apply to both same-sex and heterosexual couples. Here’s what you need to know. Senate Bill 30 in California: New Law on Domestic Partnerships Before Gov. Newsom signed Senate Bill 30 into law, domestic partnerships were only available to same-sex ...

California Divorce Law: Division of Assets

California divorce law and the division of assets can be confusing. Some things are community property and belong to both of you, and some things are separate property and belong to only one of you – and worse, some things are “commingled,” which means part of them belong to both of you together and one of you separately. Here’s a ...

Social Security and Divorce in California

Social Security can be a tricky thing to separate during divorce – but if you or your spouse receives it, here’s what you need to know. Social Security and Divorce in California In some cases, divorced people are allowed to receive a larger Social Security benefit than they ordinarily would on their own. That can occur when one party receives ...

IRAs and Divorce

Like other assets, IRAs – individual retirement accounts – are considered community property in many California divorce cases. But IRAs in a divorce aren’t always considered community property; in fact, they can be pretty complicated to sort out. Here’s what you need to know about your IRA and divorce in California. Related: Divorce and pension payout IRAs and Divorce Your ...

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 ...

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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