Breaking up may be hard to do, but some couples find dividing up their possessions even harder. How can two people who are dividing up their lives divide up their material possessions fairly?
Up until recently, California's Family Code didn't permit a couple to be considered "living separate and apart" unless they were also living at different addresses.
California seems to attract a lot of artists—and artists often tend to congregate together, so it isn't surprising that some of them should end up married to each other.
Keeping the cost of a divorce under control is usually a big concern for many people. Opting for unbundled legal services may be a convenient way to lower your legal costs during a divorce without lowering the quality of service that you receive.
An engagement ring often represents a serious financial and emotional investment on the part of a romantic couple. When the relationship falls apart, there can be a lot of anger and angst associated with that ring.
When a couple divorces, California family courts must determine what is community property and what is separate property before proceeding with the property division process. Marital or community property is usually the assets and debts the couple acquired together during the marriage. Separate property is comprised of debts and assets acquired outside of the marriage (before marriage or after separation, etc.).
You can begin working on dividing your assets before you and your spouse even officially get divorced. There are numerous things you can do to make the process easier and to come through the split in good shape.
Working through the property division process in California can really be eye-opening, showing you just how the law views the money and assets you've obtained, and you may even run into some concepts you've never considered before. For many people, one of these concepts is the commingling of assets.
There are many myths about divorce swirling around, and it's important to be able to separate the myths from reality. Below are a few of the most common ones, as well as the reasons they don't hold up.
As you head toward divorce, you may have a lot of questions about the property division process. It can be one of the most complex and hotly debated parts of any divorce, and you want to make sure things are done in a fair fashion. We can help answer all of your questions, including the following: