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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...

Why Young Families Need an Estate Plan

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Estate planning is simply the strategy one takes to ensure the optimal distribution of an individual’s estate upon his or her death, with a focus on retaining maximum value for beneficiaries and easing the cost, time, and stress of completing that distribution. An estate is 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...
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...
What is an AB Trust?

What is an AB Trust?

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If you are married, one of the most important things to discuss with your spouse is how the two of you will handle your estate. It can be a difficult conversation, but sitting down with an estate planning lawyer and working out a solid plan will give you peace of mind and the...
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...