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Divorce in California – Who Gets the House?

Divorce in California – Who Gets the House?

The family home is not only the most valuable asset in most divorces, it’s also the most emotional, especially when there are young children. California law treats the marital home as either community property to be divided 50-50 or as the separate property of one...
Will I Need to Go Back to Work After My Divorce?

Will I Need to Go Back to Work After My Divorce?

There was a time not too long ago when a parent that stayed home with children would routinely be awarded “alimony for life” if the couple divorced. The expectation was that this parent would continue to stay home and raise the children, and the parent that worked...
Child Support Laws in California

Child Support Laws in California

Child support payments are ordered to ensure that both parents are contributing to the costs of raising a child. The payments are usually made by the parent that spends less time with the children, but can also be ordered when there is equal parenting time, but...
How is Property Divided in a California Divorce?

How is Property Divided in a California Divorce?

One of the most challenging issues facing a divorcing couple is how to divide the property of the marriage. Some couples can agree on how all the assets should be divided, and there is no law that prohibits them from making their own choice. It’s when couples can’t...
Dividing a Family Business in a California Divorce

Dividing a Family Business in a California Divorce

It’s a rare post-divorce couple that can continue to run a business together, causing divorcing couples with family businesses to be quite contentious. Family businesses are difficult to value and rarely have “market value” when sold to a third party. When a couple...