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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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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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Divorce in California

If you’ve never experienced it before, divorce can be an intimidating process. Between filing the correct forms, locating documents, and keeping track of deadlines, there’s a lot to remember, and, without help, the journey can quickly become overwhelming. To help you out, this article will walk you through the basic steps of how to get a divorce in California, and …

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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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Adultery Laws in California

With adultery clocking in as one of the leading causes of divorce, it’s no wonder people are interested in how it might affect their split. Specifically, the question many divorce lawyers get asked, is whether or not adultery is illegal.  It’s a fair question. Especially considering that over twenty states actually do attach criminal punishments for infidelity. Consequences that can …

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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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Hiding Assets During Divorce

Hiding assets during divorce is a major problem – and if you’re caught doing so (or if your ex is caught doing so), you’ll face big problems in court. Here’s what you need to know. Hiding Assets During Divorce When your marriage is ending, your spouse may decide to hide some of his or her assets so you can’t get …