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  1. Importance of the Date of Separation
    12 Jan, 2017
    Importance of the Date of Separation
    The date of separation is important and becomes more significant in a divorce when the parties’ debts or assets have increased substantially since the time that the spouses separated.
  2. When Does Spousal Support End
    08 Dec, 2016
    When Does Spousal Support End
    The end date for spousal support.
  3. Annulments
    08 Dec, 2016
    Annulments
    An annulment can only be granted by a family court judge.
  4. Sealing Divorce Records
    08 Dec, 2016
    Sealing Divorce Records
    Documents filed with the court are public records.
  5. Retirement and Divorce
    31 Oct, 2016
    Retirement Plans in a California Divorce
    If a spouse contributes to a retirement plan during the marriage, the investment and its growth is community property.
  6. Modifying Child Support After a Divorce
    31 Oct, 2016
    Modifying Child Support After a Divorce
    Child support can be changed after an order for support has been entered.
  7. Scales of justice in divorce
    31 Oct, 2016
    Oops, I'm Still Married
    It is important to ensure that the first marriage ended in divorce before a remarriage.
  8. Broken marriage
    31 Oct, 2016
    No-Fault Divorce
    A no-fault divorce prevents either party from entering evidence that led to the divorce.
  9. Date of Separation
    31 Oct, 2016
    The Significance of California's Date of Separation in a Divorce
    The date of separation can be a critical date in some divorces.
  10. Irreconcilable Differences
    31 Oct, 2016
    Irreconcilable Differences in a Divorce
    A party must allege irreconcilable differences in a divorce.
  11. Community Property
    31 Oct, 2016
    Income Paid After the Date of Separation can be Considered Community Property
    Income earned during the marriage but paid after the date of separation is community property.
  12. To File for Divorce or Legal Separation
    26 Oct, 2016
    To File for Divorce or Legal Separation
    In some circumstances a legal separation is a better option than a divorce.
  13. It Takes Six Months to Get a Divorce
    27 Sep, 2016
    It Takes Six Months to Get a Divorce
    The soonest a party can get divorced in California is six months.
  14. Is it Community Property or Separate Property?
    27 Sep, 2016
    Is it Community Property or Separate Property?
    The characterization of property in a divorce is critical to the division of it.
  15. Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Past Criminal Convictions
    27 Jun, 2016
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders and Past Criminal Convictions
    A court can consider some past criminal convictions in its decision to issue a restraining order.
  16. Custody Disputes and Subpoening Medical Records
    17 Jun, 2016
    Custody Disputes and Subpoening Medical Records
    Medical records are difficult to obtain in custody disputes.
  17. Matters Decided by a Judge Cannot be Re-litigated
    07 Jun, 2016
    Matters Decided by a Judge Cannot be Re-litigated
    Usually after a judgment has been submitted and no appeals are filed, the case has ended.
  18. It Takes Six Months to get a Divorce in California
    02 Jun, 2016
    It Takes Six Months to get a Divorce in California
    How long does it take to get a divorce in California?
  19. Property Transferred Between Spouses Should be in Writing
    01 Jun, 2016
    Property Transferred Between Spouses Should be in Writing
    A writing transferring property from one spouse to the other, may have a significant legal impact.
  20. If a Minor Child Recently Moved, Where Should a Request for Custody be Filed?
    24 May, 2016
    If a Minor Child Recently Moved, Where Should a Request for Custody be Filed?
    There are strict laws about where custody can be filed when a minor child moves.

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