In order to ensure that you receive your fair share of retirement benefits in a California divorce, you may be required to fill out a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) as part of your finalized divorce agreement. A QDRO is necessary in order for an outside party to benefit from certain types of retirement accounts,..
Today, it is common for couples to live together before they get married. Unmarried couples that are living together have the option to create a cohabitation agreement that can protect their rights as a couple in addition to providing protection for each person’s individual rights and assets. Cohabitation agreements are created for many reasons..
When it comes to the distribution of property in divorce, the most important identification is whether property is labeled as marital, separate, or commingled property. In a divorce, only marital property is split between spouses, whereas each spouse gets to keep his or her separate property. Failure to properly identify property could mean leaving thousands..