BUT IT ISN’T FAIR! – Pension and Social Security in Divorce

In California, property acquired during marriage is generally considered community property. Community property is generally divided equally, so that each…

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Divorce Considerations if You’re 55+

The divorce rate has doubled for adults aged 55 to 64 since the 1990’s, according to the National Center for…

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Yours, Mine, And Now Ours?

In California, where spouses are concerned, property rights are determined by looking at the basic principle of “Yours, Mine and…

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Your Divorce is Yours

Your Divorce is Yours By Matthew A. Breddan   Too many times people come to me and say “I want…

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Who Owns The House In Divorce – The Next Chapter

This economy has seen courts dealing more frequently with the question of which spouse receives the house or sale proceeds,…

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When ( And How ) Do I File For Divorce

I believe it is a matter of personal choice when the time has come for one spouse to file a…

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What’s in a Name: Children and Stepparents

The world can be a difficult place for stepparents. On one hand, stepparents so often step into a family in…

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What To Do If The Tax Return Shows A Loss

Last month I wrote about Marriage of Sorge (2012) – CA-and its holding that a fiduciary duty to update material…

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What to Consider When Thinking About Divorce

There are many issues that immediately come to mind when the time comes to dissolve your marriage. Some are very…

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What This Case Means to You! Putative Spouse

Fourth in a series of case reviews by Russell H. Thaw  Ceja v. Rudolph & Sletten, Inc. (2013) 56 Cal.4th…

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