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Can a CA Prenuptial Agreement Be Changed or Cancelled After the Wedding?

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Prenuptial agreements have been steadily gaining in popularity over the years, as more couples preparing to get married see the agreements more and more as a positive way to protect both spouses from the expense, drama, uncertainty, and stress of a drawn-out divorce trial down...
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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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What NOT to Include in Your California Prenup

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Creating a prenuptial agreement in California does not have to be difficult, and it is in fact a far simpler way of addressing legal matters related to the marriage than waiting until a couple decides to divorce and trying to address them in the contention and stress of that...
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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...
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Moving Away With Your Kids Could Land You In Court

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There is possibly no more emotionally complicated experience in life than going through a divorce involving children. This can be made even more complicated where the custodial parent needs to relocate with the children following the divorce, resulting in the parents of the...
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What Are The Symptoms Of Abuse In Children?

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Complex family issues can develop when couples with children divorce. Joint custody arrangements don’t always allow for direct control over who is associated with our children. Former spouses make new friends, remarry, or find new “significant others,” and, sadly, abusive...
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Can I Move Away With My Kids After Divorce?

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Life changes after divorce and resilient people change with it. You might be seeking a higher paying job, needing the support of your family, or beginning a new relationship in a different city or state. If you have sole or joint custody of your children, the question is, can you...