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How to pick the right divorce lawyer in California?
Read more for tips to help people choose the right divorce attorney in California. When it comes to settling a marriage dissolution, it may seem that one legal representative is as good as the next. That is not necessarily the case, however. By taking certain factors into consideration and using care when making their decision, people may ensure they select the lawyer best suited for their unique situations.
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Moving out of California with kids after a divorce
Read more to learn about the out-of-state relocation process for California parents after a divorce. It may seem that if granted primary custody, people have the right to make decisions regarding their children’s upbringing, including where they will be raised. While presumably entitled to move away under state law, custodial parents in California may still have to obtain permission from their child’s other parent or the court to relocate.
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Will divorce negotiations change in 2019?
People who live in California and who are contemplating a divorce should click on this link now. This article will give you important details about how not only starting but completing a divorce in 2018 might result in a very different agreement than if you complete your divorce in 2019. Learn how changes to the tax code might affect you whether you are the spouse ordered to pay spousal support or the spouse who might receive it.
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The details matter in a gray divorce
Check out this article about how to protect retirement assets during a gray divorce. Pensions and 401(k)s require particularly close attention as splitting them without the proper paperwork could lead to massive taxes and early withdrawal penalties. It’s also important for gray divorcees to know what rights they have to an ex-spouse’s Social Security benefits and what they should do with the marital home.
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Defining father's rights in California
In the past, father's rights were often overshadowed by mother's rights. However, now California has specific rules regarding these rights to ensure fathers and other parents who are not biological mothers have parental rights. Learn more about these rights, including how they are established and preserved. Also, take a look at how same-sex parents are treated under father's rights laws.
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Tips for telling children about divorce
Check out this article about divorce and some of the strategies parents should use as they tell their children about their intentions to end their marriage. For example, parents should present a unified front to their children and be as open and honest as possible. Those on the brink of the divorce process may benefit from reaching out to an attorney for legal assistance.
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Separating property in a CA divorce
Read this article to see how property is distributed in a California divorce. Learn the difference between marital and separate property, and find out what the community property model of property division is. Understand how a family law attorney may be helpful in exploring your legal options when going through a legal separation or divorce.
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Listening skills help many parents
Spend a moment or two reviewing this article that explains why people who are divorcing or working to co-parent should practice effective listening skills. It also explains the foundations of effective listening, including withholding judgment and reflecting the message. An attorney can help with mediation or other aspects related to the process.
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Establishing paternity for California children
Take a look at this article about establishing paternity in California. When unwed couples have children, the fathers are not automatically afforded rights as parents because there is no presumption of parentage. In order to seek custody, visitation or to enact other parental rights, unmarried fathers must establish paternity, whether voluntarily or through court order.
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Divorce and finances: 3 ways to prepare
Check out this article about the impact divorce can have on one's finances and how those considering a divorce should prepare beforehand. Protecting one's financial position during divorce often comes down to knowing the value of the marital estate in question, staying calm and collected throughout, and ensuring that the other spouse is removed from all joint accounts. By following these three steps, those going through a divorce will be in a much better position to come out of it in relatively healthy financial shape.
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