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Community and quasi-community property division in a divorce

When a California couple divorces, property division will be part of the process as they move forward with the end of their marriage. This can become complicated and lead to disputes. Some might claim that a certain piece of property is theirs alone, when it might be part of the marriage under state law and should be split between the two. It is important to know the difference about community property and quasi-community property, so the items can be divided fairly.

When does child support start in California?

While divorce is an inevitable reality in life for some Californians, a portion of the basics with the process can lead to confusion. Most will have an understanding about child support, but there are nuances in most subjects, and child support is no exception. As the divorce moves forward, understanding child support is of paramount importance.

Survey shows which careers have highest incidence of divorce

While career choices are not the deciding factor on whether a marriage will succeed or end, research examining the frequency of divorce in various jobs can be useful for Californians and people across the nation. A new survey from the U.S. Census Bureau shows which jobs have the highest incidence of divorce in the U.S. This information can be beneficial to people who are having problems in their marriage and are contemplating the issues contributing to marital discord as they determine whether the end of a marriage is at hand or it can be salvaged.

When a child support order can be modified

Californians who are ending a marriage and have children will generally have child support as part of the final order. The amount that is paid is calculated based on myriad factors. In many instances, however, the paying parent or the receiving parent would like to have the child support order changed. Either can make this request or the local child support agency (LCSA) can do so as well.

At the end of a marriage, when can I get an annulment?

Californians are no stranger to divorce. Many marriages come undone for a variety of reasons and, in a vast number of cases, the sides are better off parting ways than dealing with the endless dispute and emotions that accompany a failing marriage. Some cases, however, go a bit further than a simple divorce being deemed sufficient and a person would like to have the marriage annulled. For those who would like to get an annulment, there are legal justifications that must be in place for it to move forward.

How will child support be calculated in California?

For California couples who are at the end of a marriage and have children, the issue of child support is unavoidable. Once it is determined which parent will have custody, the other parent might be obligated to pay child support. A common question that both parents will have centers around how the child support amount is calculated. This can result in a dispute and a range of emotions. Various factors both financial and person make this a vital issue that should be understood beforehand.

When might prenuptial agreements be unenforceable?

For Californians who have prenuptial agreements, there can be concerns from both sides as to its enforceability. From the perspective of the spouse who has the assets that he or she would like to protect and the perspective of the spouse who believes he or she is not being treated fairly, it is important to understand the circumstances under which the agreement could be deemed invalid.

Should I respond to a divorce petition in California?

When a person in California is served with a divorce petition, he or she must decide whether to respond to it or not. Failure to respond will result in the process being a default or an uncontested case. There is a difference between simply not responding and not responding with the intention of negotiating a settlement with the other party and hashing out the divorce legal issues. It is important to know the difference and decide if negotiation is preferable to responding.

Spousal support basics in California

Spousal, or partner, support is a payment from one former spouse to the other typically following a divorce. This type of support is referred to as spousal support when a married couple divorces and partner support when two domestic partners in California divorce. To help avoid disputes concerning spousal support and partner support, it is helpful for divorcing spouses and partners to understand how it is determined.

Is it always worth it to fight for the family home in a divorce?

Home may be where the heart is, but when a person's heart is broken and they are facing divorce, the family home may be a hotly sought-after asset. However, before fighting to keep the family home, a person in California may want to keep the following points in mind.

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