If you file for divorce and share credit card debt with your spouse, in the state of California, you are equally liable for paying it off.
CALLER: “I married my ex-husband and remarried him after we were divorced. He thinks that our first divorce decree settlement is null and void because I married him twice, and then we got divorced a second time. Is that true? I don’t see what one marriage has to do with another one.”
While the prospect of divorce hearings may be intimidating, it definitely helps to go in with an idea of what to expect out of court.
There are two ways that assets and debts are divided in the US. Forty-one states use equitable distribution and the rest use community property. California practices community property.
Divorce doesn’t necessarily need to take place in court, there are other options, and two popular choices are mediation and arbitration.
A “divorce decree” simply refers to the court’s final ruling and judgment order that makes the termination of a marriage official.
It’s important to know the various types of divorce and what each means. There are differences and similarities. Some apply to multiple circumstances, while others have specific criteria and only fit certain cases. Being aware of the types of divorce can help streamline the process and get you on the road to your new life faster and easier.
CALLER: “I’m married. Say my wife got a ‘gift’ but it’s called an ‘inheritance’ even though her parents are still alive. Is that an actual ‘gift’ or is it really an inheritance?”
Leaving the marital home without having a strategy in place, can create a significant disadvantage throughout the rest of the divorce process.
Adultery so often strikes a fatal blow to a marriage, but how big a role does it actually play when it comes time to file for divorce?
In contested divorces, discovery may prove incredibly valuable. Discovery compels each side to reveal what evidence and info they have.
Military service complicates many relationships. It also complicates the divorce process. One area that often gets twisted is military pensions.
In the last few weeks there have already been significant changes that affect the Divorce and Family Law process. With temporary court closures, it means our efforts now focus on alternative methods of dispute resolution such as Mediation, or binding Arbitration.
Do-it-Yourself divorce has never been more accessible than it is now. But just because you can, doesn’t always mean you should.
There are two options to end a marriage. Divorce or annulment. Divorce is by far the more common choice because qualifying for an annulment is not easy.
Bankruptcy impacts every facet of your life. Your marriage feels the brunt, and so does the process of ending it. Does bankruptcy change divorce?
Step 1: File petition. 2: Serve spouse. 3: Respond to summons. 4: Discovery. 5: Temporary orders. 6: Settlement /negotiation. 7: Sign and file final papers.
The paparazzi probably doesn’t hound you and follow your every move, but that doesn’t mean privacy during divorce is important to you.
While any number of factors go into pursuing a divorce, there’s much more to deal with when it comes to who has jurisdiction.
Ending a marriage is complicated in the best of times, but what happens to the process you have a spouse from a foreign country?
CALLER: “I was just wondering how a pension works? If one person has a pension, and the other doesn’t, do they get some of that or not until they start receiving it?”