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Who gets the family business in a divorce?

A California divorce involves many moving parts. If you and your spouse own a business together, you may need to take extra steps during asset division to divide its value accordingly. Your degree of entitlement when it comes to the family business, and that of your...

Ways to keep your separate property in a divorce

As a community property state, California considers a married couple one legal "community." The law views all assets and debts obtained by either person during the marriage as shared property. During a divorce, the courts typically divide this community property...

Divorce may alter your retirement plans

The impact of a divorce on your present and future may require a massive change in plans. One area where you may feel the brunt of a split is retirement. Absent a prenuptial agreement that addresses how money divides, you may want to prepare yourself for what such a...

What happens to a small business in divorce?

Financial and child-related issues in divorce cause some of the most frustration and conflict. If you own a small business, your financial separation may prove even more complicated. What happens to your business should you find yourself on the path to divorce? When...

Do moms have an advantage in custody disputes?

If you are thinking about ending your marriage, custody of the children you share with your soon-to-be ex-spouse may be your biggest concern. You may even fear you will rarely or never see your kids. Nevertheless, as a father, you should not worry your children’s...

Gaining visitation rights for unmarried dads

Perhaps you are an unmarried father who is dealing with a partner who restricts access to your kids. Though you may feel that you should have unrestricted access to your kids, their other parent may believe otherwise and resort to every trick they can think of to keep...

Will I lose my home in the divorce?

Ending your marriage can be costly in many ways — socially, emotionally and financially. If you are facing divorce, the future may suddenly seem full of uncertainty, and you need answers. Some of your biggest questions likely have to do with your home. Your house is...