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The Financial Aspects of Your Dissolution

The Financial Aspects of Your Dissolution

Whether you have children or not, whether you have a large marital estate or a small marital estate, there are …

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The Differences of a High Net Asset Divorce

The Differences of a High Net Asset Divorce

What makes the high net asset divorce different? In these divorces there are likely multiple assets and asset classes each …

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Right Of Reimbursement Survives Premarital Agreement And Quitclaim Deed

Right Of Reimbursement Survives Premarital Agreement And Quitclaim Deed

The case of Marriage of Carpenter, 2002 DJDAR 8219 was decided July 22, 2002. The case involved the appeal of …

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Retirement Benefits Purchased During Marriage: Community Or Separate?

Retirement Benefits Purchased During Marriage: Community Or Separate?

Here is what happened: Husband served in the United States Air Force for four years prior to marriage. Thereafter, he …

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Reimbursement to the Community for Educational Loan Payments

Reimbursement to the Community for Educational Loan Payments

California Family Code, section 2641 sets forth the conditions under which a spouse must reimburse the community for educational loan …

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Recovering The Separate Property Funds You Brought Into The Marriage

Recovering The Separate Property Funds You Brought Into The Marriage

What you had before you got married is yours, not your spouse’s, not the community’s, yours. Sounds simple, right? If …

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Put Your Tax Refund to Work

Put Your Tax Refund to Work

In 2014, the average tax refund was about $2,700. If you got that much this year, what would you do …

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Purchasing A Home After Divorce Just Got Easier

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

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

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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Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial Agreements (prenups) can protect you from your spouse’s debts, determine how your assets are passed on if you should …

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Nonmarital Cohabitation Disputes

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

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?

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?

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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