201906.20
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What to Know About Prenuptial Agreements : Part 3

If you are entering into a prenuptial agreement (aka prenup) in California, you must have both the signatures on the prenup notarized.  For an explanation of what is a prenup, see What to Know About Prenuptial Agreements : Part 1.  In the event that a couple signs a prenup and later decides to separate or…

201906.20
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What to Know About Prenuptial Agreements : Part 2

It is very important for each party entering into a prenup in California to disclose all of their assets, debts, income and expenses.  See What to Know About Prenuptial Agreements : Part 1 for an explanation of what is a prenup.  A prenuptial agreement must comply with certain legal criteria in order to be considered…

201905.23
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What to Know About Prenuptial Agreements : Part 1

Both spouses should have a separate independent attorney when entering into a prenuptial agreement in California.   A prenuptial agreement (also called a premarital agreement or prenup) is an agreement that a couple signs prior to getting married. The agreement can protect premarital assets, clearly identify separate and community property assets and how all assets would…

Hiring A Divorce Lawyer: 10 Questions to Ask
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Hiring A Divorce Lawyer: 10 Questions to Ask

Choosing a divorce lawyer is not simply a question of taking on the first person who accepts you as a client. This is a very personal decision that can cost you thousands or even millions of dollars if you do not get it right. The summary of the divorce law sets out the basic process,…

Is There a Way to Expedite a Divorce?
201407.08
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Is There a Way to Expedite a Divorce?

People often wonder if there is a “simpler” or “quicker” way to get a divorce. In most instances, the answer is no. In California, the court requires a minimum six-month waiting period before a dissolution judgment can be entered. However, for couples who meet certain specifications, a summary dissolution may be an option for simplifying…

Does It Matter Who Cheated in a California Divorce?
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Does It Matter Who Cheated in a California Divorce?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had someone come into my office and ask if they can get more money, child custody, child support, spousal support, or the family home because their spouse cheated during their marriage. When you are involved in a divorce proceeding, it is common to want to assign blame…