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10 Tips for Making Your Divorce as Smooth as Possible

All divorces are complex, and many are emotional, stressful ordeals that can bring out the worst in a couple. If you expect to divorce soon, consider the following tips for making the whole process more bearable. Hire an Attorney A San Mateo County divorce attorney will help ensure an equitable divorce settlement
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What 2019 Alimony Tax Changes Mean for Your Divorce

The recent changes to the United States tax code dramatically changed most American’s tax liabilities for the tax year 2018 and beyond. As of January 1, 2019, alimony has different tax implications for both the payer and the payee. If you expect to divorce this year, you should have some understanding of
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How to Reach a Fair Alimony Settlement with Your Spouse

Divorce is a difficult subject. While some couples find a way to split amicably without much hostility and resentment, for others, emotions can boil over, and the couple may fight bitterly over every piece of marital property. Alimony is one of the most common points of contention in divorce. If you expect
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Ways to Break a Prenuptial Agreement in California

Prenuptial agreements generally carry a negative connotation. Many people believe they imply mistrust or lack of faith that a marriage will work out. In reality, prenuptial agreements can help resolve complex financial matters before they even start, and offer peace of mind in a new marriage, particularly in one with spouses who
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Can I Evict My Spouse From My House in a Divorce?

Divorce in San Francisco entails several significant financial issues, and one of the most important is usually the marital home. State law typically determines how to divide shared property in a divorce, and the divorcing couple may argue over who retains ownership of the home. In California, if one spouse purchased the
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What Is a “Common Law” Marriage?

A marriage is the union between two people. Typically, state laws require a ceremony and official documentation to recognize a marriage. However, a few states still allow a common law marriage, or an automatic marriage between two people who co-habitate for an extended period of time. If you have questions about the
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How Do Child Visitation Plans Work?

One of the most stressful aspects of any divorce case is the child custody arrangement and visitation schedule involved. When divorced parents share custody of their children, the judge reviewing the case will take multiple factors into account to develop a custody arrangement in the best interests of the couple’s children. Ultimately,
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How to Know if Your Marriage is Toxic

The idea you could be stuck in a toxic marriage can be very upsetting. Rather than making you regret getting married in the first place, however, use it as a sign that it is time to make a change. Recognizing the signs of a toxic or controlling marriage can be the first
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