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September 2013 Archives

Economy upturn causes divorce rate to increase

As previous posts have indicated, obtaining a divorce can be a trying matter, but with the proper assistance and knowledge, a fair outcome often results. Sometimes, the reasons why individuals hold back on separating can be surprising. While the typical reasons for divorce are easy to determine, including financial issues, adultery, growing apart and disagreement over child rearing, why a couple might wait to separate is not always as obvious.

Couple splits twins in child custody decision

The difficult question of child custody in divorce is known all too well for many Californians. Coming to an agreement on how to divide parenting time can be the hardest issue to address when obtaining a separation. When a couple cannot agree on separating the kids, the State of California steps in and determines child custody based on the best interests of the child.

Former Dodger's CEO alleges she was short changed in divorce

Many California residents understand that obtaining a divorce can involve some tricky legal questions. While California law strives to make clear how divorce concepts work, such as property division, child custody and alimony, things can get confusing and fast. When a high asset divorce is involved, these issues often become even more troublesome.

Understanding California state law on the division of property

Something couples going through a divorce in California may not fully understand is that where they live when obtaining a divorce can substantially affect their divorce decree. While many states have similar laws when it comes to a spectrum of subjects including child custody, business law and civil negligence law, they diverge on issues of property division. Knowing how the property division process works in California can mean fewer surprises down the road.

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