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Split Retirement Accounts with QDROs

By |2021-05-07T08:57:54-07:00May 7th, 2021|High Asset, Property Division, Separation, Tax|

Splitting Retirement Accounts with Qualified Domestic Relations Orders In a Community Property state like California, your ex-spouse or domestic partner is entitled to 50% of the value that you have accumulated in your employee sponsored retirement accounts during your marriage. These retirement accounts can be a 401K plan, IRA or pension plan. Retirement

How Is Child Support Paid in California?

By |2021-05-06T17:44:42-07:00May 6th, 2021|Child Support|

How Is Child Support Paid in California? In California, child support is based on each parent’s net disposable monthly income and the amount of time the child will be cared for by each parent. The court considers each parent’s income from all sources, whether or not it is reported or taxed under federal

Estate Planning Considerations During Divorce

By |2021-04-06T08:42:47-07:00April 5th, 2021|High Asset, Property Division, Separation, Tax|

Estate Planning Considerations During Divorce All too often, individuals leave their ex-spouse or ex-partner as their beneficiary on their financial accounts and their agent for their Durable Power of Attorney for health care and property, long after they get divorced. If you are getting divorced, even before your divorce is final, you will

Remote Working & Learning Have Changed CA Family Law

By |2021-04-05T20:05:10-07:00March 12th, 2021|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Relocations, Co-Parenting, Covid-19|

Families and Family Law During the Pandemic: Changes from Remote Working and Learning This article first appeared in the March 2021 edition of Marin Lawyer Magazine. The pandemic and the possibility and necessity of remote working and learning have shifted family dynamics in fundamental ways. Some of these changes, such as children attending

Getting Divorced? Build Your Team Of Experts

By |2021-03-03T15:21:22-08:00March 2nd, 2021|Child Custody & Visitation, Contested, Property Division, Uncontested|

Getting Divorced? Build Your Team Of Experts When you are getting a divorce or separating from your partner, there are numerous personal and financial decisions to make. Divorce is also a highly emotional process, especially if you have children. Building the right team of experts to advise you as you proceed will be

Documents to Bring When Meeting with Your Divorce Attorney

By |2021-02-01T20:54:41-08:00February 1st, 2021|Contested, High Asset, Property Division, Tax, Uncontested|

What Documents to Bring When Meeting with Your Divorce Attorney When you are getting divorced, both you and your spouse must disclose your complete financial information. This information includes your income, expenses, liabilities, assets, business interests and other important financial information. Your divorce attorney will be able to help you understand your current

Thinking of Mentioning the Word Divorce? Do This First

By |2021-01-13T20:44:51-08:00January 13th, 2021|Child Custody & Visitation, Contested, Uncontested|

Thinking of Mentioning the Word Divorce? Do This First Understandably, deciding to divorce your spouse or separate from your domestic partner is an emotionally charged situation. You may feel angry, hurt and resentful. You may want to confront your spouse or partner with your decision as quickly as possible, so that you can

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