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Nesting after divorce: What it is, when it can work

One of the most difficult aspects of divorce is uprooting the kids and having them go between Mom and Dad. Regardless of whether you keep or sell the house you all lived in together before the divorce, your kids can struggle to feel like they have a stable place to call home when they are switching back and forth.

Which assets are shielded from division in a California divorce?

If you are getting divorced in California, you can expect that you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse will divide the assets you have in half. Each of you will exit the divorce with half of what you accumulated during the marriage, including both assets and debts.

US Supreme Court weighs in on military benefits issue

If you or your ex is in the military and you divorced here in California, chances are that military retirement funds were included in your property division agreement. In accordance with community property laws in this state, you most likely agreed or were ordered to split those funds in half when they took effect. However, the non-military party may not actually receive what was promised.

I don’t like our custody arrangement: Can I change it?

Depending on when parents divorce or split up, they can spend years or decades raising a child together, but separately. In many cases, parents deal with everything from teething and potty training to braces and college applications in the context of shared parenting.

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