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Purchasing A Home After Divorce Just Got Easier

For some, love fades away and Marriages end. However, the mortgage you agreed to when you were married remains your…

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Property Division is 50/50.. Most of the Time

California is a community property state, meaning the Equitable Division rule divides marital property equally between spouses, however, exceptions exist….

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Property Division In California

The purpose of California property division laws is to make sure that California marital property is allocated equally to each…

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Nonmarital Cohabitation Disputes

California does not have a common law marriage statute. No matter how long a couple lives together is a marriage…

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Military Retirement Pay

In 1981, the United States Supreme Court, in McCarthy v. McCarthy, held that the state courts could not divide federal…

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Is Your Spouse Hiding Assets?

One often wonders once a Petition for Dissolution has been filed, or perhaps before it is filed, “Is my spouse…

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Is It Separate Property Or Community Property?

This was the question in a recent case from First Appellate District that was on appeal from Contra Costa County….

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Husband And Wife Are Subject To The General Rules Governing Fiduciary Relationships

In the case of In Re Marriage of Lange, 2002 DJDAR 11031 the Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of…

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Having Your Name On Title To Your Home Is Important

In a recent case, Marriage of Mathews, husband and wife met in Japan and later married. Thereafter, they purchased a…

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Half The Assets, Half The Business Valuing Your Business In A Divorce

Running your own business can be complicated. Just as complicated if not more complicated is figuring out how to address…

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