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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 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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5 Signs You are in a Controlling Marriage

If a romance starts to feel like restraints, you may have a controlling partner. Being with a controlling or manipulative partner can be toxic and emotionally draining. It could also be potentially dangerous. Controlling behaviors can sneak up on a relationship and come from any partner, any age or gender. The one
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Is San Francisco Too Expensive for Divorce?

The cost of living in San Francisco is notoriously high, more than 60% higher than the average in the United States. Some couples who have recently divorced in the San Francisco area have reached the hard realization that affording the cost of living in the area is significantly more challenging after a
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Is Alimony Taxable in 2018?

The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) goes into effect for the 2018 tax year, and parents who pay and receive alimony should know how the new tax law affects them. Previously, divorced individuals who paid alimony to ex-spouses could count these payments as tax deductions, and recipients had to report
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What Do Courts Consider When Deciding on Child Custody?

California Child custody negotiations are complex and stressful procedures, and it’s essential that divorcing parents know what goes into a child custody ruling. The judge reviewing a child custody case has a legal obligation to rule in the best interests of the child. Once the court becomes involved in a child custody
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