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Divorce and Taxes: 3 Commonly Asked Questions During a Divorce Case

During the divorce process, several questions arise regarding taxation. While family law attorneys are generally not accountants or tax attorneys as well, we can offer limited guidance when family law and taxes overlap.  Although every divorce case is different, there are a few tax qu

California Divorce Statistics

How Do California Divorce Statistics Compared to the Rest of the Country? Though getting divorced might eventually bring a sense of relief, it certainly isn’t fun, and it typically isn’t easy. Fortunately, one of the benefits of getting divorced in the United States is that you’re far

How are Your Child Support Payments Determined in California?

Child support can be a contentious subject for any separating couple. To make matters even worse, calculating child support in California isn’t easy. In fact, the formula the courts use to determine a parent’s monthly payment is so complex that the state requires a computer program to

What Can You Expect in a Contested Dissolution?

No matter how hard you try, it’s not always possible to come to an agreement with your spouse regarding the terms of your dissolution or divorce. If you’re in this situation, you’ll likely be facing a contested dissolution – a dissolution in which both parties

Marriage Dissolution and Legal Separation – Which is Right for You?

Both dissolution (or divorce) and legal separation are court-recognized statuses that indicate you are no longer living with your spouse. The biggest difference between the two is your legal marriage status. If you choose dissolution, your marriage is legally ended. If you choose a se

How Does Divorce Affect Your 401k and Pension Earnings?

In general, if you’re getting divorced, you will have to split your 401k and pension with your former spouse, unless you and your spouse agree to a different arrangement. However, because the value of these assets may change, determining exactly how to divide them can be challen

What Should You Know About the Difference Between Legal and Physical Child Custody?

While divorce always affects children, there are steps you can take to reduce the impact. Understanding different types of custody and their implications for your family is the first step to making good decisions for your children during and after divorce. Physical Custody In most cas

Effective, Efficient and Quality Representation are the Keys to Successful Divorce

How do You Find the Right Divorce Lawyer? Finding the right attorney to represent you in something as personal as a divorce can be overwhelming. All across the internet, experts suggest interviewing a few attorneys to find the right fit for you, but what do you actually look for? Well

When Faced with Divorce, Should You Choose Litigation or Mediation?

Because divorce is never easy, most couples are in a hurry to finalize and move on. However, couples need to ensure they are making good decisions that will help them later on in life. One of the first and most important decisions that divorcing couples must make is whether to finaliz