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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 …

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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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Community Property Basics

In California, the term community property refers to any assets or income earned by a married person – and it belongs to both parties of a marriage, not just the one who brought it in. It’s different from separate property, which only belongs to one spouse. And during a divorce, community property must be divided equitably between both of you. …

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Divorce and Cryptocurrency: What You Need to Know

Divorce in California can be complicated – and it can be even more complicated when cryptocurrency is involved. Divorce and cryptocurrency are appearing together more frequently in court, so here’s what you need to know. Divorce and Cryptocurrency: What You Need to Know When you or your spouse owns cryptocurrency, your divorce requires a different type of financial valuation than …