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New Laws for 2021: Domestic Partnership’s Expansion in California

The new year has brought a number of changes to the legal state of play in California and throughout the country. In the legal and political spheres, accessibility and equality are becoming more significant priorities, and the laws are shifting to take this into account. For example, in California, domestic partnership is now an option …

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Child Support and Custody Aren’t Always Linked: Ask Kelly Clarkson

There’s a common assumption about child support that the person with primary custody is the only parent eligible to receive financial assistance. While this is the case in some states, California is an exception. Just ask Kelly Clarkson, famous singer of American Idol fame. Clarkson has recently filed for divorce from her husband of seven …

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Prop 19 and Divorce: How New Property Laws Will Affect Splitting Couples

California has recently been hit with a wave of destructive wildfires that left the state struggling to fund wildfire fighting methods and county support services. As a result, some of the state’s tax laws and exemptions have come under examination as potential sources of new revenue for counties and wildfire agencies alike. One particular focus …

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“Real Housewives” Star’s Divorce Alleged To Be A Fraud In Federal Class Action Suit

Divorce is often about much more than two people growing apart. A divorce can be the result of political disagreements, family pressure, or financial troubles. Separating from a spouse is a good solution to these problems, with one caveat: the divorce should be a legitimate separation, not a method of evading financial issues. A recent …

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Why Dennis Quaid Wants To Pay More In Child Support

Actor Dennis Quaid recently reached out to the California court system and requested to pay more monthly child support. After his 2016 divorce from Kimberly Buffington, the pair had a child support order for Quaid to continue supporting their twins. At the time, their agreement was fair and took both parties’ income into account. When …

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HGTV Star Christina Anstead Divorces After Less than Two Years

How Much Is Alimony Going To Cost After Such A Short Marriage? Flip or Flop star Christina Anstead has officially filed for divorce after not even two years of marriage. Her separation from her husband, Ant Anstead, comes just 23 months after their December 2018 wedding. The couple has a son together, who is already …

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Divorcing When Your Spouse Lives in Another State

Splitting When You’re Already Separated Separating from your spouse is rarely an impulsive decision. In most cases, legal separations and divorces happen after a series of long and serious series decisions made by both spouses. The actual legal process of separation is often just a matter of making official the split that’s already occurred. Many …

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What’s In a Name: Does Dr. Dre’s Wife Own Half His Name?

Getting a divorce as a well-known person can be challenging. People are curious about your relationship, and you may find that your private life becomes more public than you’d like. However, another potential divorce problem comes with becoming a household name: after the split, who gets ownership of that name? That’s the problem that Dr. …

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