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3 Things You Can Do to Make Your Divorce Easier

Divorce is never easy. In fact, it’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever go through – and unfortunately, there’s no magic wand that can chase away all your stress and make the whole process a breeze. While working with the right attorney can make your whole experience better, the bottom line is that it’s going to be stressful and …

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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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About the California Divorce Waiting Period

California divorce – and the waiting period to get one – are often very misunderstood topics. The bottom line is that to get a divorce in California, you must wait at least 6 months and a day from the date you start the case. About the California Divorce Waiting Period The California divorce waiting period is mandatory, even if your …

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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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What is Collaborative Divorce in California?

If you’re considering collaborative divorce in California, here’s what you need to know. What is Collaborative Divorce in California? Collaborative divorce is the same across the board, whether you’re in California or another state. A collaborative divorce is one in which both parties work together to reach a settlement that everyone finds reasonably satisfying. It’s a give-and-take negotiation process that …

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Types of Divorce

In the state of California, there are several “types” of divorce – but they all lead to one thing: the dissolution of your marriage. The types of divorce people discuss usually refer to the process that leads to the divorce decree. Types of Divorce in California When people talk about the different types of divorce, they’re generally referring to things …

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What Are the Legal Stages of Divorce in California?

When you and your spouse are splitting up, there are a few ways you can go about it. Some people qualify for annulment or choose legal separation, but most people use divorce as a means to dissolve their marriages. Related: Annulment of marriage in California Divorce is a legal process. You don’t need grounds to split up from your spouse, …

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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 …

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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 …