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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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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...
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...
My Ex Won't Agree to A Move Away Order

My Ex Won’t Agree to A Move Away Order

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After a divorce, you may want to move with your children for a new job, to be closer to your family, or just to get a fresh start. Parental rights are heavily protected in both New York and California, and you don’t have the right to just pick up and move away. Your ex, in most...
Los Angeles Divorce Checklist : A Checklist of Hidden Assets Your Spouse Has

Los Angeles Divorce Checklist : A Checklist of Hidden Assets Your Spouse Has

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Some important aspects of California divorce law that you need to be familiar with as you enter into divorce proceedings are the related concepts of “community property” and “equitable division.” The concept of community property says that property and/or income acquired by...
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...
Will Getting Divorced Revoke My Green Card?

Will Getting Divorced Revoke My Green Card?

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If your US residency status was the result of a marriage, then once your divorce is final, you also must deal with the additional concerns related to your green card status. You are certainly not alone in this concern. First of all, don’t worry: The status of your green card does...

The Legal Steps to Getting a Quick Divorce

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The steps to getting a divorce in California vary depending on the duration of the marriage, if minor children are involved, whether substantial marital assets are involved and if the divorce is amicable.  Obviously, if you and your now estranged partner are in agreement on the...