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How to Protect Your Assets in a Grey Divorce

Written by Debra Schoenberg November 12, 2019 Grey divorce refers to the split or separation of older couples, usually over the age of 50, who have been in a long-term marriage and maybe going through retirement. According to Forbes, divorce for older couples has increased, while the overall rate of divorce in the
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Parents: How to Talk to Your Children About Divorce

For many couples, the hardest part of a divorce is how it affects the children. Divorce could greatly impact a child mentally and emotionally. Announcing that you and your spouse are divorcing will be a difficult conversation with your child no matter what age. Knowing how to talk to your child about
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How to Find a Divorce Lawyer if You Can’t Afford One

Being unable to afford an attorney during your divorce could put you at a disadvantage – especially if your spouse has already hired one. A San Francisco divorce lawyer can be of great help during a divorce case, guiding you through complex legal processes and family laws in California. If you cannot
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How to Get a California Divorce With 2019 Alimony Tax in Mind

The state of California recently passed a new alimony tax law that eliminates the ability to list spousal support as a deductible expense for the payer on federal income taxes. Recipients of alimony also will not be able to report the payments as taxable income. The new law will apply to all
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The Benefits and Drawbacks of “Nesting” Divorce

By Debra Schoenberg Separation and divorce are a painful process that disrupts many families. When parents decide to separate, there are several reasons why they may consider a model of separation called “nesting”. No matter how you spin it, getting divorced is tough — especially if you have kids. Even if the decision
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The Benefits of Co-Parenting After Divorce

By Debra Schoenberg Going through a divorce is emotionally taxing especially if there are children involved. Child custody battles are typically the most contentious part of the divorce process.  A new report, by the National Parents Organization, finds most states are failing children after divorce because there’s a lack of meaningful legislation that
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Practical Tips on Getting Through a Divorce

Written by Debra Schoenberg October 7, 2019 Marriage is a beautiful union until things turn sour. Marriage takes a lot of work, and sometimes things don’t go as planned and you find yourself going down a bumpy road of separation from your spouse. The divorce process is a complicated and stressful situation,
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Legal Obligations to Consider Before Divorcing Your Spouse

In a no-fault state such as California, you may think you have the right to divorce your spouse without any legal repercussions. Yet in specific circumstances, leaving your spouse could constitute marital abandonment. In these cases, you could forfeit the right to have a say in the terms of your divorce. Your
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Can You Still Get a Divorce if Your Spouse Doesn’t Sign?

Your spouse does not have to sign the papers to get a divorce in California. Your spouse may not sign your divorce papers for many reasons, from refusal to cooperate with the divorce to being unable to locate him or her. In any situation, you could proceed with your divorce even without
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