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Premarital Agreements in California

In California, premarital agreements are governed by Family Code Section 1610 through 1617 and must be written and formalized accordingly. A premarital agreement is defined as “an agreement ...
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Spousal Support Factors in California

Spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, can be a very difficult issue to determine in a California divorce. Left up to the discretion of the court, it can result in varying decisions based on the ...
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California’s Community Property Law in Divorce

In the U.S., there are two different legal ways to divide marital property in a divorce. One is the equitable distribution method and the other is called community property. Nine states use the ...
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Jessica Simpson’s Parents Finalize Property Division in Divorce

The high profile divorce of Jessica Simpson’s parents, Tina and Joe Simpson, was recently finalized. Included in property and assets that the two must split are their Sherman Oaks home and a ...
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Should I See a Divorce Attorney if My Former Spouse and I Agree on Changes to our Divorce Agreement?

The stipulations of a finalized divorce agreement can vary widely depending on the specific circumstances of the couple involved. If you need those agreements changed at some point in the future then ...
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“The Bronze Bomber” Arrested in Las Vegas for Domestic Violence

27-year-old heavyweight boxer Deontay Wilder was in Vegas recently for the Floyd Mayweather fight but made additional headlines for a much different sort of fight. Police were called to the MGM Grand ...
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Divorcing a Missing Spouse in Florida

As a Florida resident, you want to divorce your spouse. Perhaps you have been separated for quite some time and, at this point, you don’t even know where he or she lives. This can pose a problem ...
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Child Support and Its Enforcement in Missouri

Unlike other states where child support is a legal matter connected only with divorce or paternity, in Missouri a parent may petition the courts in regards to child support as a matter all on its own, ...
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The 50 Mile Relocation Rule in Florida Divorce

If you and your spouse have been divorced in Florida, you are subject to the 50-mile rule when it comes to relocating your children. Florida law regarding this matter states that you cannot relocate ...
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Study Shows Low-Income Couples Value Marriage

A study into marriage and divorce among low-income couples was recently published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California Los Angeles ...
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Third Party Child Visitation Rights in Missouri

Grandparents, stepparents, siblings, and others wishing to parent a child are known as "third party parents." These parties have very narrow visitation rights in regards to a child in the ...
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Why You Need a Prenuptial Agreement in California

According to most financial experts, almost everyone needs a prenuptial agreement before they enter into the marriage contract. It may not sound romantic but it is a practical and realistic way to ...
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Domestic Violence Case against Officer Dropped

The domestic violence case against a policeman, D.Z., concerning his wife was dropped recently by Orange County prosecutors. The incident allegedly occurred in late September last year when his wife ...
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Former Porn Star May Lose Custody of Children after Recent Battery Charges

Huntington Beach residents Jenna Jameson and boyfriend Tito Ortiz have two children together but may not be together much longer. The two have been together for over six years and have two sons, twins ...
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Which Parent Gets Custody in a Florida Divorce?

The Florida statutes regarding custody were redesigned in 2008, and began awarding each parent time with their children instead of awarding custody to only one parent. When couples get divorced in ...
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The History of Same Sex Marriage in California

Recently, for approximately five months in 2008, same-sex couples were allowed to marry in the state of California. Marriage licenses were granted to same-sex couples beginning June 16, 2008 under a ...
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Lower the Cost of Your Divorce

When it comes to divorce, the financial toll can be high especially for those couples who engage in protracted courtroom battles. That type of contentious divorce, often portrayed in movies and on TV ...
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Baby Boomer Divorces on the Rise

Divorces among baby boomers are soaring, according to the latest statistics. In 1990, only ten percent of those getting a divorce were over the age of 50. In 2009, that statistic had risen to 25 ...
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Child Custody in South Carolina Divorce

One of the most difficult issues for parents in a divorce is the issue of child custody. Many parents have questions about what custody means and how it will work in the real world once the divorce is ...
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Study Shows Effects of Alcohol on Divorce

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health has published a study on the effects of drinking alcohol in divorce. The study involved information collected from close to 20,000 married couples in Norway. ...
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