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Who gets the family home in a divorce?

Part of divorce proceedings is the categorization and division of assets according to California law. Like all assets in a California divorce case, what happens to the house depends on whether it is marital or separate property? Is the house marital or separate...

How married couples can keep property separate

People never enter marriages intending them to end in divorce. In reality, though, not all unions survive. Divorce courts are responsible for separating assets between splitting partners. They consider everything to be marital property unless contradictory proof is...

What you need to know about parental alienation

A divorce can be difficult to deal with for many reasons. One of them is that it will impact a child's relationships with their parents. This situation can become even more difficult if one of the parents tries to cause alienation between their child and the other...

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...