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5 Tips For Protecing Separate Property During A Divorce

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Marriage can be a wonderful and blissful union. However, some find the bliss turns into disdain over time and divorce may become an option. As a result, you may find you are completely stressed about losing property, owing debtors and protecting your assets and income as a whole. Most importantly most people are worried about losing their separate property during a divorce.

The below top five tips highlight the key steps for protecting separate property during a divorce.

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From Primary to Full Custody: Advice to Maintain Full Child Custody

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If divorces weren’t already one of the most stressful things a person can ever go through in their life, the addition of custody battles over children brings a new painful and complex element to the mix. How to maintain full custody of your child can break down to several steps, most of which involve keeping track of every record, piece of paper, and signed document the court gives you during the duration of your divorce proceedings. And secondly, with your focus and enthusiasm, it will be clear your child should belong in your custody. While there is no sure fire way to maintain custody, there are 5 tips you can focus on to make the best case possible to maintain full custody of your children.

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FAQ: How Do I File My Taxes During A Divorce?

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I constantly get asked, “how do I file my taxes during a divorce?”  This is one aspect of divorce that is often overlooked as there is no easy answer to this question.  How you (and your former spouse) will file your tax returns during or after your marital dissolution depends on a multitude of factors. The decisions you make on this can have far-reaching financial consequences, so be sure to talk to your family law attorney and accountant so that you understand what lies ahead. Here are answers to some of the most common divorce tax questions we hear from clients.

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3 Ways to Divide Childcare Expenses When Separated

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Divorces are never easy, especially when children are involved. Even once visitation is sorted out, the question of expenses and child support arises. In a perfect world, each parent would provide 50% of the childcare needs during the marriage and the divorce. However, even during a happy marriage income is rarely equitable and after a split there are many different elements to take into account, concerning finances. Here are some common ways to divide childcare expenses:

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Is Spousal Support For You?

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Often during a separation or divorce, individuals are faced with many challenges throughout the process.

Though the marriage might be coming to a close, a spouse may still need financial support in order to start a new life. Whether or not a spouse is entitled to spousal support is dependent on a series of factors. It can prove to be difficult for both parties during a time of high stress, and it is important that facts,  as well as the entire alimony process, is handled professionally and efficiently within a timely matter.

Here is some helpful information on what spousal support is and if it could be the right option for you in your time of need.

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FAQ: Does California Favor Mothers in Custody Disputes?

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Parenting is a tough job under any circumstances, but when divorce enters the picture worries arise over custody disputes, and for good reason. Little or no knowledge of the law in this area can lead to doubts and popular misconceptions taking over. One of the most common misconceptions, and most frequently asked questions, when it comes to California family court is California favors mothers in custody disputes. Is it true? The short answer is no, but let’s discuss why.

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The Cost of Divorce: Who Pays for What in a Divorce?

The financial price tag for divorce is not limited to attorney’s fees and court costs.

For instance, there might be mortgages and credit cards debts to be paid, and professionals such as real estate agents and accountants to be compensated. This means the cost of divorce will be paid either from one or both spouses’ incomes, or from martial or non-marital assets. No matter who actually pays the cost of divorce, both parties are affected, as there is less cash available when all is said and done.

This is why you should strive for amicability during a divorce, not waste money fighting about costly, unproductive issues as the cost of divorce can cause significant hardships.

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FAQ: How Much Does Divorce Cost and Who Pays For it?

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Choosing to divorce is not usually an easy decision, but once that decision has been made, thoughts can quickly turn to how much it will cost. Most people find themselves asking how much does divorce cost as everyone has heard horror stories of divorcing couples who lost their entire savings after going to war over the most minor of details. Those cases are actually rare, though, and the cost of a divorce in California usually runs from $2,000 to $20,000.

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5 Little Known Ways to Save Your Sanity During a Divorce

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Save Your Sanity During A Divorce!

Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful life events that can happen to an individual. Through the pain, confusion, anger, and frustration of the emotional turmoil, not to mention legal headaches, it is important to find ways to save your sanity during divorce so you can come out the other side stable and ready to start this new chapter of your life.

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