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Are Prenuptial Agreements Legal and Valid in California?

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Whether you have a prenuptial agreement in place or are considering entering into one (which could be based on your own idea or your fiance’s), an important question is whether such an agreement is actually legal and valid under California law. If the prenuptial agreement is not...
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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,...
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The Most Shocking Celebrity Divorces of 2016

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Celebrities are prone to the same issues in their marriages as the rest of us, and with every passing year, we hear about more celebrity marriages that end in divorce for one reason or another. Divorce is never a pleasant experience, but for those going through the emotional...
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Getting “Unhitched” Fast

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California state law allows for “no-fault” divorce, and was actually the first state in the country to allow no-fault divorce when Governor Ronald Reagan signed no-fault divorce into law, effective January 1, 1970. No-fault divorce makes a fast and legal dissolution of marriage...
Planning to Relocate After Divorce? Know the Law.

Planning to Relocate After Divorce? Know the Law.

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No one starts a family knowing that one day they’ll want to split up with the father or mother of their children. Unfortunately, divorces do happen, and parents must make difficult decisions about how to raise their children in two different households.   To complicate...
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...
How to Lower Your Child Support Payments

How to Lower Your Child Support Payments

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Every parent has a legal obligation to support their children. If you are not married, or get divorced or separated, you may be required to pay a certain amount of your income in child support to the custodial parent. Child support payments are based on each parent’s income, time...
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...
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