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Can You Modify Your Spousal Support Payment?

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Whether you are the person writing the spousal support check or the one receiving it after a divorce, you know that a monthly spousal support payment can have a huge impact on your finances. You may be struggling to make the payment or struggling to make ends meet on the amount...
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How are Individual Retirement Accounts Divided in a Divorce?

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When two spouses divorce, one of the key legal issues they will face is how to divide their assets amongst themselves. In California, divorcing spouses are free to reach a settlement agreement on their own (or through the help of a mediator) which is fair in light of California...
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Common Pitfalls in a High Net Worth Divorce

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Divorce is never pleasant or easy. Because your future is in the balance, the stakes are always high. This is especially true for high net worth individuals who are facing a divorce. When large amounts of complex assets are in play, the division of property can become confusing,...
Need a Quick Divorce? Get the Facts

Need a Quick Divorce? Get the Facts

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For many couples, divorcing is even more complicated than they anticipated. Assets and bills must be divided, financial agreements put in place, and in many cases, custody arrangements reached. All of these critical issues can take time to resolve, particularly if there are...
Medical Marijuana Cases: It’s Complicated

Medical Marijuana Cases: It’s Complicated

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California was the first state to have a medical marijuana program, established with Proposition 215 (also known as the “Compassionate Act”) in 1996 and Senate Bill 420 in 2003. On October 9, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety...
5 Things to Consider When Relocating Children After a Divorce

5 Things to Consider When Relocating Children After a Divorce

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After a divorce, it is not uncommon to want to start your new life as soon as possible. If this involves a relocation and there are children involved, you will want to carefully consider how it may impact their lives. Will they feel like they are being uprooted from life as they...
Even Amicable Divorces Affect Kids

Even Amicable Divorces Affect Kids

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The financial and emotional concerns that parents face when entering into a divorce can be overwhelming, including questions of who will get the familial residence, how all of the family’s property will be divided, whether or not spousal and child support will be awarded, who...
Famous High Net Worth Divorces of 2015

Famous High Net Worth Divorces of 2015

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The truth of the phrase “more money, more problems” may be debatable, but it is certainly the case when it comes to divorces involving couples with high net worth. There are significantly more financial issues for lawyers, managers, and ultimately judges to consider. Prenuptial...
5 High Profile Quick Divorces in Los Angeles

5 High Profile Quick Divorces in Los Angeles

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Quick Divorces in Los Angeles Although in California there is a mandatory waiting period of 6 months that must pass between the filing for divorce and the official granting of the divorce papers, the wheels turn much quicker toward settlement in some cases than others. Here is a...
5 Reasons You Need an Estate Plan After Your Marriage

5 Reasons You Need an Estate Plan After Your Marriage

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Congratulations! Marriage is a very exciting time at any age and something that should be both celebrated and protected. The best way to protect your marriage might surprise you: with a comprehensive estate plan. That’s right, LGBT or straight, first marriage or fifth —...
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