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Why does it matter where I divorce?

Jurisdiction is generally not source of contention in civilian divorces. Spouses typically file where they live. However, when it comes to military divorces, jurisdiction can be much more complicated because couples move around a lot, live separately and can be stationed just about anywhere.

What should we include in our California parenting plan?

Sharing custody of your children can be an incredible challenge. Even if you and the other parent of your children are on fairly good terms, it is not easy to parent separately. Because of this, it will be crucial that you have in place a clear, comprehensive parenting plan.

What you should know if you are fighting over pet custody

Hundreds of thousands of households across California have pets. And whether that pet is a dog, cat, bird or something else, chances are that it is considered a part of the family. Because of this, determining who gets the pet in a divorce can be a contentious battle.

Is your spouse hiding marital assets?

Splitting assets in a divorce is not always an easy thing. It does not matter how financially affluent a couple is; there may be circumstances that make it possible for one spouse to receive more than what their soon-to-be ex-spouse deems fair. Some spouses in Los Angeles County hide their assets so they do not have to share them with their former partners, and when they do not want their partners involved or knowledgeable about their finances, they tend to be secretive about them. If you are in the midst of filing for divorce, you may want to take some time to learn if your spouse is hiding marital assets and property.

Protecting your property with a prenup

In our last blog post, we discussed some of the basics of property division in California. We mentioned that one way to protect your property is to have a prenuptial agreement in place prior to getting married. In this post, we will look more closely at this type of document and what it can do.

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