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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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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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What is Considered Income for Spousal Support?

If you’re like many people going through a divorce in California, you need to know what is considered income for spousal support. That’s true whether you’re likely to have to pay spousal support (commonly called alimony) or whether you’re likely to receive it. Usually, the court awards alimony to the lower-earning spouse. It’s a way to level the playing field …

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If I Get Remarried, Do I Still Have to Pay Alimony?

“If I get remarried, do I still have to pay alimony?” This is a pretty common question – and it’s one there’s a definite answer to. Yes, you still have to pay alimony to your former spouse if you get remarried. Here’s a closer look at what alimony is, why you pay it, and when you can stop paying it. …

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Divorce Advice for Stay-at-Home Moms

If you’re a stay-at-home mom who’s facing divorce, you probably have a lot of questions. While most of them can be solved during a consultation with a Stockton divorce attorney, here’s a quick peek at a little divorce advice for stay-at-home moms. Divorce Advice for Stay-at-Home Moms Being a stay-at-home mom is wonderful – but it can be incredibly scary …

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Is Adultery Illegal in California?

Is adultery illegal in California? Many people whose spouses have cheated ask us that question – and the short answer is no. Adultery isn’t illegal in California, but it can affect some aspects of your divorce. Here’s what you need to know. Related: Should you divorce a cheating spouse? Is Adultery Illegal in California When it Comes to Divorce? Divorce …

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LGBTQ Divorce: 5 Things You Need to Know

If you’re like many people, there’s a lot you don’t know about LGBTQ divorce. Is it the same as every other divorce, or are there nuances that make it different (or that would make your case harder)? These are five things you need to know about LGBTQ divorce – but if you have more questions, or if you need to …

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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 …

Spousal Support Payments Are No-Longer Tax Deductible if You Divorce After January 1, 2019

Spousal Support Payments Are No-Longer Tax Deductible if You Divorce After January 1, 2019 Divorce can be complicated, particularly where there are children involved. However, even cases involving significant amounts of spousal support are highly contentious. Prior to the 2019 change, The IRS provided a useful negotiation tool, making spousal support tax-deductible to the paying spouse; this will all end …