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Inheritance Rights of Children and Spouses in California

California is one the best places to die because the state has no estate or inheritance taxes. If a person passes away with a will, the distribution of the estate is usually fairly straightforward. However, if a person dies without a will, known as dying intestate, the inheritance rights and laws governing inheritance are incredibly..

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I Do Not Know Where My Spouse is: How Can I Get Divorced?

Filing for divorce in California is usually a straightforward process. However, what happens if you want to file for divorce from a spouse whom you can not find? Can you still file for divorce without the other spouse? In order to properly file for divorce in California the other spouse must have notice of the..

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How does the appraisal process work in a California divorce?

California is a community property state, which means that in a divorce, all assets acquired during the course of the marriage are considered community property. Any property acquired prior to the marriage, by gift or inheritance, or after the parties separate is considered separate property. The law in California requires that all community property be divided..

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