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How the Court Divides Assets in a California Divorce

Since California is a community property state, many people assume they know how property will be divided in divorce. However,…

How a Mother Can Get Full Custody of a Child in California

The law used to presume that mothers were the best natural custodians and caregivers of their children, and many times…

How Long Does a Divorce Take in California

While it may feel like a divorce drags on forever, in California, most couples don’t have to wait quite that…

How You Can Split Assets in Divorce in California

Just because California is a community property state does not mean that you are obligated to follow the state’s plan…

Is California a Community Property State?

In the process of considering divorce, many people get concerned about whether California is a community property state, and what…

What Can Be Used Against You in a Custody Battle in California?

Custody battles often form the most contentious and painful part of a divorce. Advice and advocacy from an experienced attorney…

Do You Have the Right to See Your Grandchildren?

The state of California provides grandparents with certain rights, but what do those rights include? Do you have the right…

Right of First Refusal in Custody Orders

A right of first refusal is common in contracts, but not as well known when it comes to child custody…

How Does the Marital Standard of Living Affect Spousal Support in California?

Contrary to what many people believe, a couple’s standard of living is not the single most important factor a court…

Legal Separation vs. Divorce in California

When you can no longer live with your spouse, California law offers two legal options to settle your situation so…

Understanding ATROs: Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders in a California Divorce

ATROs are such a regular component of divorce in California that attorneys often throw the term around, forgetting that many…

What You Need to Know About Retirement Benefits in a California Divorce

Because of California’s community property laws, many people believe the process of dividing marital property will be simple and straightforward.…
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