How to Prepare for Divorce

If you’re like most people who are considering a marital split, you need to know how to prepare for divorce – from finances to breaking the news to your kids. And there’s no question about it: preparing for divorce takes time and resources. Here’s what you need to know. How to Prepare for Divorce Other than the emotional side of …

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I Think I Want a Divorce – What Next?

There are many reasons people come to our offices and say, “I think I want a divorce.” Some people are dealing with a cheating spouse. Others are sick of fighting and conflict, and still others have simply grown apart. If you think you want a divorce, that may mean your marriage is beyond repair – and if that’s the case, …

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Divorce Mediation Checklist

If you’re going through a divorce but you and your spouse can’t seem to agree on things, your Stockton divorce attorney may suggest that you try mediation. Mediation is a way for you and your spouse to reach common ground with the help of an impartial third party. Your mediator will help you resolve issues you can’t resolve on your …

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Divorce Checklist: What to Do Before You File for Divorce

If you’re thinking about splitting up from your spouse, you need a divorce checklist – but not just any divorce checklist. One that shows you what you need to do before you file and helps ensure you’re completely prepared for the journey ahead. This divorce checklist covers it all. Divorce Checklist: What to Do Before You File for Divorce Divorce …

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 …

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What is Temporary Spousal Support in California?

If you’re like most people, you’ve heard of spousal support – but what is temporary spousal support in California? Is it something you may have to pay or something that you’ll receive? Here’s what you need to know about temporary spousal support. (Learn more about the differences between temporary and permanent spousal support here.) What is Temporary Spousal Support in …

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What is Temporary Alimony in California?

If you’re like many people, you’ve heard of temporary alimony (commonly called spousal support in California) – but here’s the low-down on what it is, how long it lasts and whether you’ll be entitled to receive it. What is Temporary Alimony in California? The state of California allows you to ask the court for a temporary alimony order after you …

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What is Legal Separation in California?

If you’re like many Californians, you’ve heard of a legal separation – but what is it, and could it be the right choice for you? What is Legal Separation in California? Legal separation is more than just physical separation. That means just because you and your spouse have chosen to live apart, you’re not necessarily “legally separated.” Some people remain …

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Typical Alimony Payments: What You Need to Know

    For many people going through a divorce in Stockton, there’s a very important question: What are typical alimony payments in California, and how long will I receive or make them? Because alimony varies – both in amount and duration – in every divorce case, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question. However, you can get a good idea …