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Five Tips for Preparing for Divorce

If you are considering filing for divorce, there are some steps that you should take before submitting the paperwork. By taking the time to prepare beforehand, you place yourself in the best position financially, emotionally, and psychologically to handle the process of divorce. Tip 1: Collect and Organize Documents The first step is to organize..

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What is a QDRO and who needs one?

What is a QDRO and Who Needs One?

Part of every divorce is the splitting of marital assets between spouses. This includes real estate, cars, furniture, jewelry, art, and other personal property items. Marital assets can also include retirement accounts, pension plans, and other accounts. For some, it may be necessary to include a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) as part of the..

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Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Have 50/50 Custody?

Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Have 50/50 Custody?

California family courts prefer that in divorce cases involving a minor child, the parents share joint custody of that child. The best possible scenario is that the child spends time equally, 50/50, with each parent and the parents share legal decision-making responsibility regarding the child’s well-being. How does an equal split in custody affect child..

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