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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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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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