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How California Manages Property and Business Valuation

Property division can quickly become the most contentious part of a divorce. Even if you and your partner are otherwise amicable, dividing your assets can be stressful and even traumatic. In divorces that involve a large number of assets, this problem only gets worse. This conflict doesn’t have to happen, however. There are some clear …

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Divorce Confidentiality: How Mediation Can Help Preserve Your Privacy

Divorce is a very personal process. Dissolving a marriage is not just the end of a contract, but the end of a relationship. When you’re going through a divorce, maintaining your privacy is understandably a top priority. It can be more difficult to do that than you might think. Methods of Divorce There are several …

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Coercive Control: How Senate Bill 1141 Will Affect Divorce

Divorce is rarely an easy time in anyone’s life. In relationships where abuse occurs, divorce is particularly fraught. Proving abuse has been difficult historically, but it’s necessary in order for the injured partner to receive a fair judgement. California’s new Senate Bill 1141 may throw one more wrench into the divorce process. It has recently …

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The Impact of a Fair Divorce: Mackenzie Bezos Donates $1.7 Billion

When a relationship is ending, it can be hard to think too deeply about the future. Especially in divorces where there are a large amount of assets to divide, it may be tempting to simply get a divorce “over with” by accepting any settlement that seems halfway reasonable. After all, then you don’t have to …

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No-Fault Divorce: Adultery Is Irrelevant in California Divorce

Adultery is a painful event. A spouse you trusted and to whom you promised fidelity has broken that faith. It’s a heartbreaking betrayal that far too many people experience, and rebuilding trust is often impossible. In fact, adultery is one of the most common reasons for a couple to get divorced. However, while adultery is …

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Love is Love: How Five Years of Same Sex Marriage Has Affected San Francisco

As of the end of June, same-sex marriage has been legal nationwide for five years. This landmark legal decision in 2015 changed millions of lives. Suddenly, couples could get married and start families with legal recognition. A whole world of legal benefits opened up to same-sex couples in one fell swoop. However, not every relationship …

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Emergency Rule 13: California’s Coronavirus Spousal Support Solution

The pandemic has affected all parts of society this year. From daily routines to the economy to the political sphere, nothing has avoided the impact. The legal and judicial system has had to make some significant changes in order to keep things running, especially in hard-hit areas like California. That’s why the California Judicial Council …

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2020 Taxes: The Changes for Divorced and Separating Taxpayers

Sorting out finances during a divorce always takes time and effort. The coronavirus pandemic has only made it more complex. A combination of the relatively new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) and the pandemic’s CARES Act has led to unique situations for those getting divorced in 2019 and 2020. If you have questions about …

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