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How To Serve Divorce Papers Overseas

Divorce

If you are seeking a divorce and you are living in the United States, you should go ahead and file for the divorce in the state where you reside – even if your spouse is currently living in a foreign country. The fifty states have each established legal residency requirements…

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Should Courts Consider A Child’s Preference For Custody?

Child Custody

Do children in California have any ability to make their own choices about child custody? Not really, but the answer is more complicated than a simple “no.” Deciding on a child’s custody arrangement can be the most difficult task that divorcing parents may face. The parents usually have different ideas…

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How Do Different Personalities Handle Divorce

Divorce

If you are divorcing, you may need to know: Is your spouse bipolar? A narcissist? A gatekeeper? Maybe even a sociopath? If so, what can that mean for your divorce? How do different personality types tend to handle the divorce process and the aftermath of divorce? You’re about to find…

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Will The New Tax Plan Affect Divorces In 2018?

Divorce

The huge income tax revision adopted by Congress and signed in December by President Trump will impact every area of life in the United States – including divorce and alimony. How will the new tax plan affect you if you are divorcing or divorced? What if you are paying or…

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Can SSI/SSDI Payments Affect The Calculation Of Child Support?

Child Support

In the state of California, if you are a parent who is divorcing or already divorced – or if you are an unmarried parent in this state – and you are expecting to pay or receive monthly child support payments, the amount of those payments will be based primarily on…

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High Net Worth Divorces And Alimony

Divorce

If you are a person who owns substantial property and assets, you could lose a great deal in a contested California divorce proceeding. A final divorce settlement divides property and assets and sometimes requires one spouse to also make alimony and child support payments. If you are a high net…

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Terminating Parental Rights Without Adoption

Family Law

If you are a parent, nothing in this world is more important than your relationship with your child or children. When a court involuntary terminates a parent’s parental rights, it’s one of the most serious actions a court can take. You’re about to learn exactly why the courts in California…

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Temporary Alimony In California

Alimony

Alimony can be a point of contention in almost any divorce proceeding. Without a compromise between the divorcing spouses, a dispute over alimony can be lengthy, costly, and exceedingly nerve-wracking. The spouses who request alimony insist that they need it, and the spouses who are ordered to pay alimony usually…

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Pet Custody In California

Divorce

Many pet owners treat their dogs and cats almost as if they were children. The law in the state of California, however, does not. What happens to a pet when divorce splits up a family? In a growing number of California divorces, the fate of the family pet is hotly…

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What To Do When You Want a Divorce, But Your Spouse Doesn’t

Divorce

Getting a divorce in California is always a complicated legal process, and if you want to divorce but your spouse doesn’t, it’s probably going to be even more complicated. In Southern California, if you are divorcing your spouse – or if your spouse is divorcing you – you’ll need to…