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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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How Does Division of Property Work in a California Divorce?

Property division is one of the most asked-about matters during California divorce cases. Most couples are curious as to how the courts would divide their property should the spouses be unable to manage asset distribution alone. California is unique in that it is one of just nine community property states in the
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Can I Divorce My Spouse if They Gave Me an STD?

A sexually transmitted disease (STD) can refer to many different viruses an infected person may spread through sexual intercourse. STDs such as HIV and herpes can cause significant health problems for life. An STD can have serious emotional consequences. It could also cause humiliation and damage to a person’s reputation. If your
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U.S. Jobs with the Highest Divorce Rates

Though two people might love each other, certain situations prompt partners to consider the adage that “sometimes, love is not enough”. Though this is a sad sentiment, sometimes life obstacles and bad timing decimate relationships that could have been successful in alternative situations. One huge factor that impacts the longevity of a
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Millennials are Driving Divorce Rates Down in the U.S.

Over recent decades, the concept of what marriage is has evolved to represent an equal front shared by both partners in the relationship. Marriage is a commitment that two people share with each other to support and build each other up even through overcoming obstacles. This definition of marriage has even expanded
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Adele’s Lack of Prenup May Cost Her Millions

Singer Adele had enough faith her marriage to Simon Konecki would work that she did not enter into a prenuptial agreement prior to the marriage. Unfortunately, the couple’s divorce is now pending – with state laws in California potentially entitling Konecki to as much as 50% of Adele’s earnings during their marriage.
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Can You Change Your Will During a Divorce?

Divorce affects virtually every aspect of your life, and it may be necessary to revisit some plans to account for your new marital status. One of the most important documents to address is your will or estate plan. If you recently divorced but developed your will during your marriage, you will want
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Will Divorce Ruin Your Credit in California?

Anyone facing a divorce likely has questions about what the divorce will mean for the rest of his or her life. Divorce can affect virtually every aspect of an individual’s life, from living arrangements to quality of life and time available to spend with children. It can also have a significant economic
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Can Divorce Cause Mental Illness?

Divorce rates in the U.S. have been consistently high for several years and thousands of American couples undergo the divorce process every year. Some couples simply discover irreconcilable differences while other marriages break down due to infidelity, crime, domestic violence, and other causes. Divorce can be stressful, especially if only one of
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