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Category: Divorce

The 5 Important Things To Do Before Filing for Divorce in California

The 5 Important Things To Do Before Filing for Divorce in California Understand your marital estate (all your stuff). Before consulting with a divorce lawyer, one of the most important things you can do is to understand the extent of your marital estate. The marital estate is typically composed of the assets and debts you […]

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Legal vs. Physical Custody in California

In the state of California, parents must create a parenting time and visitation plan for their children when the parents separate or divorce. Parents should try to negotiate this plan themselves before taking the issue of custody before the judge. It is so important for parents to try to decide on custody themselves that they […]

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How Does a Domestic Violence Restraining Order Impact a California Divorce

In California, the standard grounds for divorce are no fault grounds. This means that even in situations where one spouse has been accused of domestic violence, the divorce still proceeds based on irreconcilable differences.  While an accusation of domestic violence will not necessarily affect the grounds for divorce, this does not mean that violent behavior from […]

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What is “Discovery” in a California Divorce Case?

What is discovery in a divorce case?  The short answer – information, testimony and documents from the other side.  If you are in the process of a divorce, you may have already “discovered” many things about yourself, your spouse and the legal process of a divorce. During the divorce process, you may also find out […]

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What Happens if you Default in California Divorce Proceedings?

In the state of California, the divorce process begins when one of the two spouses files to dissolve the marriage.  The other spouse who did not file the dissolution paperwork must be formally served with divorce papers, with all rules for service of process followed.   Courts have become more lenient in terms of what […]

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How Soon Can You Remarry After a California Divorce?

Many people are eager to move on with their lives as soon as possible once they have decided to end a marriage. One of the most joyous ways a person can move on is to enter into a new marriage. If you want to get remarried after your old marriage has ended, you need to ensure […]

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FIDUCIARY DUTIES IN DIVORCE AND LEGAL SEPARATION CASES

FIDUCIARY DUTIES IN DIVORCE AND LEGAL SEPARATION CASES If you are contemplating an end to your marital status in California, you should become acquainted with the California Family Code sections regarding Fiduciary Duties.   There are several different duties that spouses owe each other. Lack of understanding and compliance with these duties may have serious and […]

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What if a Spouse Doesn’t Respond to a Divorce Petition?

When one spouse in California files a petition for divorce, the other spouse must be formally served with papers. These papers provide notice that divorce proceedings are underway and give the spouse who receives the papers the opportunity to answer.  The responding spouse needs to file an answer with the court within the deadline. When […]

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How Can I Serve Divorce Papers to an Out-of-State Spouse

The Washington Post recently reported on a novel ruling by a divorce court judge. The judge ruled that a spouse who was seeking a divorce could use Facebook to serve divorce papers. In this particular case, the defendant’s address was not known to his spouse, who wanted to end the marriage. There was proof the […]

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Tips for Telling Young Kids About a Divorce

Talking with divorce attorneys is of vital importance when you and your spouse are contemplating ending your marriage. You need to work with legal professionals so you can make informed choices about how to end your marriage while protecting your rights. Brown & Charbonneau, LLP can provide you with assistance with all aspects of your […]

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