Category Archives: Family Law

The Basics of California Alimony or Spousal Support

Alimony, also known as spousal support, is a monthly or lump-sum payment, determined by the courts or by mutual agreement, made by one spouse to the other after they separate.  Because couples typically share resources during marriage, alimony is meant to correct inequalities in financial circumstances post-separation.   The amount one receives in spousal support…
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California Prenuptial Agreements: Should You Get A Prenup?

  Most couples rightfully believe their marriage is the “happily ever after” sort.  However, their odds are only 50/50, because about half of marriages end in divorce.  This rate is even higher for subsequent marriages.   With these facts in mind, fiancés should consider whether a prenuptial agreement, also known as a premarital agreement or…
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Termination vs Dissolution: Ending a Domestic Partnership in California

In California, domestic partners wishing to end their legal relationship have several options.  Understanding what each entails will help couples end their partnership with as little resistance as possible. Here, we will discuss two common routes domestic partners may follow: termination and dissolution.   Ending a Domestic Partnership with a Notice of Termination of Domestic…
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How Social Networking Can Damage Your Family Law Case

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other popular social network sites are useful means to stay in touch with family and friends, and to connect with colleagues. Sometimes social media can do more harm than good and our attorneys are starting to notice that more and more people involved in a family law case are using these…
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