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A Prenup Can Help with Your Estate Planning

By |2022-06-22T17:05:59-07:00June 22nd, 2022|Marital Contracts|

A Prenup Can Help with Your Estate Planning California is a community property state, so all assets acquired during marriage, by either spouse, are community in nature. In the event of a spouse’s death, the couple’s community property must be divided equally. Neither spouse is permitted to dispose of more than one half

We Aren’t Married – What Are My Parental Rights If We Split Up?

By |2021-01-13T20:30:22-08:00August 5th, 2019|Child Custody & Support Modifications, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Co-Parenting, Parenting Plan, Paternity|

We Are Not Married - What Are My Parental Rights If We Split Up? As attorneys, we are seeing this situation more and more often, especially among younger parents: They fall in love, decide to have a baby together and then somewhere along the way, they become disenchanted with their lives. One or both of

Refinancing Your Separate Property Home – Avoid These Pitfalls

By |2020-02-08T12:30:30-08:00June 5th, 2019|Contested, Marital Contracts, Property Division|

Refinancing Your Separate Property Home – Avoid These Pitfalls If you are married and own a separate property home in California, maintaining your sole right to your house can get complicated, especially if you decide to refinance it. That’s because the lender, before approving your mortgage, may consider both yours and your spouse’s incomes in

In a Divorce, Who Gets the Embryos?

By |2018-08-21T00:41:28-07:00August 21st, 2018|Child Custody & Visitation, Contested, Paternity|

In a Divorce, Who Gets the Embryos? A divorce can be complicated, especially when children are involved. It can become even more complicated when a child is planned, but has not yet been born. Couples sometimes choose to create embryos (fertilized eggs) through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) for many reasons, with treatment for current fertility

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