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California Divorce Laws and Property Division

If the idea of splitting a shared life overwhelms you, you’re not alone. While all divorces come with their fair share of difficulties, longer marriages can be even more challenging. After all, when you’ve shared more of your lives together than you have apart, where in the world do you start when trying to divide that all up? Who gets …

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Commonly Asked Questions About Types of Divorce

Glossing over the fine print of a contract is an oversight most people have probably done at least once in their life. And nowhere is this party foul more common, than in a marriage contract. After all, between wedding day snapshots and cake cutting, most people don’t have the foresight to sit the happy couple down for a serious pregame …

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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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Negative Effects of Divorce on Children: What You Need to Know

Are there negative effects of divorce on children? What about when they’re very young – like toddlers – or teens? Are there different effects across different age groups? Here’s what you need to know. Negative Effects of Divorce on Children: What You Need to Know While no two people will deal with divorce in exactly the same way, we can …

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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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3 Ways to Simplify Your Divorce (Even Before You File)

If you’re like most people, you want your divorce to go as smoothly as possible. You’d like to minimize conflict and just make it through with your head above water – and that’s probably true whether you’re just starting to think about a split or you’re riding out California’s 6-month divorce waiting period. The good news: There are three ways …

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How Long Does a Divorce Take in California?

If you’re considering a split from your spouse, you probably want to know how long a divorce takes in California. The fastest you can get a divorce in California is 6 months – but some divorces take a lot longer. Here’s what you need to know. How Long Does a Divorce Take in California? California has a 6-month waiting period …

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Spousal Support in California: Long-Term Marriages

Spousal support in California after a long-term marriage is different from spousal support after a short-term marriage. The courts have a lot of leeway in determining the amount and duration of support, but California Family Code outlines specific guidelines when a marriage is long-term. So how does spousal support in California work after a long-term marriage? Spousal Support in California: …

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How Long Does it Take to Get a Divorce in California?

How long does it take to get a divorce in California? For most people, it takes at least 6 months to get a divorce in California. It can take longer, but usually, that depends on how the parties involved choose to resolve issues. Anyone can get a divorce in California. You don’t need a reason (other than having “irreconcilable differences,” …

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Divorce in the Middle of the Immigration Process

What happens if you divorce in the middle of the immigration process? Will your marital split affect your immigration status, or will you be able to continue on the path you’re on? Here’s what you need to know. Divorce in the Middle of the Immigration Process A divorce in the middle of the immigration process can cause problems with your …