Sharing Residence During Divorce Proceedings

Sharing Residence During Divorce Proceedings Sometimes it is not easy to move out of the family home when going through divorce. If you plan to share a home with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, follow these tips. Determine Financial Responsibilities The first thing you should do is work out […]

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Prenuptial Agreements: Protect Your Interests in Divorce

Prenuptial agreement as a planning tool Prenups allow you and your partner to maintain your respective separate properties, protecting your personal and financial interests in the event of a divorce. What a prenup can do (and what it can’t) Most people use prenuptial agreements to protect their personal property, […]

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California: The Difference Between Divorce And Annulment

In California, a divorce is the legal termination of a marriage or domestic partnership. A divorce can be filed due to irreconcilable differences or the fact that the spouse has permanent legal incapacity to make decisions. California is a no-fault divorce state, so a spouse or domestic […]

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California: Setting Aside A Divorce Judgment

After a divorce judgment has been entered, a party can request that the judgment be set aside. However, to set aside a divorce judgment you must make sure you meet all the requirements under Family Code sections 2122 and 2121(b). To set aside a stipulated or uncontested […]

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California Marriage Age Requirements Laws

California Marriage Law: Basics Requirements Marriage in California became available to gay couples after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage. Under California marriage law, the individuals must be of appropriate age (18 or older without parental consent), both must be consenting to […]

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Gaining Custody For Fathers In California

While social movements have been successful in removing many of the gender-based stereotypes that used to factor into child custody decisions, there still exists is a large disparity between the percentages of mothers who are awarded child custody compared to fathers who are granted custody. While California […]

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California Supreme Court Lets Stand Controversial Law Allowing DNA Collection Upon Arrest

California Supreme Court Lets Stand Controversial Law Allowing DNA Collection Upon Arrest For years civil libertarians hoped to end California’s practice of taking DNA from people arrested on suspicion of a felony and storing that genetic information in an offender database — regardless of whether the suspects […]

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California Court Leaders Mum on Judiciary Harassment Settlements

California Court Leaders Mum on Judiciary Harassment Settlements: California’s court leaders are staying mostly mum about revelations that the judiciary branch paid more than $600,000 to investigate and settle harassment complaints against judges and court employees over the last eight years. Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye addressed the […]

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California Court: Assault Victim Can Sue UCLA for Failing to Protect Her

California Court: Assault Victim Can Sue UCLA for Failing to Protect Her A former student who was stabbed by a classmate can sue the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) for failing to protect her from the assailant who had been treated for mental illness and barred […]

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The Difference Between Divorce and Annulment in California

In California, a divorce is the legal termination of a marriage or domestic partnership. A divorce can be filed due to irreconcilable differences or the fact that the spouse has permanent legal incapacity to make decisions. California is a no-fault divorce state, so a spouse or domestic […]

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