Legal Issues

When Is A Prenuptial Agreement Unenforceable For A Divorce In California?

By |2023-02-07T16:51:57+00:00January 28th, 2023|Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

When Is A Prenuptial Agreement Unenforceable For A Divorce In California? No one goes into marriage thinking it will end in divorce, but it is a good idea to have an agreement in place. It's essential to remember that every state has different laws for divorce and prenuptial agreements. However, in most states, the divorce law is no longer applicable if a couple has a contract in place – a prenuptial agreement (aka prenup). Whether it is enforceable or unenforceable [...]

Is It Possible To Modify Or Terminate Alimony In California?

By |2023-01-23T02:14:47+00:00January 19th, 2023|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

While you cannot refuse to pay alimony, you may be able to modify the court order to reduce or eliminate the amount that you are obligated to pay your spouse. Getting out of spousal support in California is possible, but it is not always easy or straightforward. To modify or terminate alimony, you will need to demonstrate to the court that there has been a significant change in circumstances since the original alimony order was issued. What might justify a [...]

Can I get Out of Paying Alimony in California?

By |2023-01-04T08:40:33+00:00January 3rd, 2023|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

The short answer is, "yes!" If both spouses make an equal amount of money and have comparable expenses, if one spouse earns less but is fully able to support themselves, or if the spouse ordinarily entitled to alimony is already living with their new partner, you may not need to pay alimony or spousal support. Suppose you choose a method of divorce that does not involve trial or a judge's decision. In that case, more creative solutions are possible (i.e., [...]

Handling Personal Injury Claims in California Divorce

By |2022-11-14T14:51:35+00:00May 10th, 2022|Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

Going through a serious personal injury is one of the most traumatic experiences you will face in your life.In addition to the pain and trauma from the accident itself, the legal and insurance claim process usually adds to the pain. Even if you hire an attorney, the process can be long, slow, impersonal and incomprehensible. That’s why websites like PainWorth are using technology to help people calculate and settle their personal injury claim without the time, cost and conflict of attorneys—much [...]

Legal Separation and Divorce

By |2022-11-14T14:45:09+00:00August 20th, 2020|Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

There are many factors to consider when thinking about divorce. If you and your spouse are already thinking about living apart, but are considering legal separation as a next step, this article is for you. Here are some things to be aware of when making the decision. What Is “Legal Separation”? A couple can consider themselves separated as soon as they are sleeping in separate rooms. Legal separation, however, is different.   In a legal separation, the two spouses [...]

Divorce Tax Considerations

By |2022-11-14T14:44:01+00:00August 13th, 2020|Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

In a divorce, everyone walks away with fewer assets and less property than they had beforehand. If you go to court, the process can also be quite costly.  You may be wondering if there are any tax breaks that you and your spouse can take advantage of.  Here is what you need to know. Property Transfers There are some tax breaks to be aware of if you transfer property from one spouse to another as a part of your divorce [...]

Dividing Household Items

By |2022-11-14T14:43:01+00:00July 11th, 2020|Dealing With Divorce, Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

Your household items are more than just things. They can represent memories, history, and even the marriage itself. Some people can say, "it's just stuff," and move forward. Others may not want physical reminders of their spouse going forward. However, many couples find dividing household items to be one of the most emotionally challenging facets of property division.    Here's what you need to know to make that process easier and simpler.  Household Items Are Community Property  With some exceptions, [...]

Dividing Tax Liabilities

By |2022-11-14T14:39:20+00:00June 26th, 2020|Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

A tax obligation is a debt you owe to a tax authority, such as a city, state, or the federal government. In California, divorcing couples divide tax obligations just like other property. Separate Tax Obligations Sometimes, the tax is owed only by one spouse. If that's the case, you'll have it confirmed as that spouse's obligation. Usually, this is the case when the tax that one of you owes is from before the marriage, or if you filed separately. Joint [...]

Dividing Debts

By |2022-11-14T14:38:21+00:00June 26th, 2020|Divorce Process, Legal Issues|

There are three parties involved in the division of debts in your divorce agreement: you, your spouse, and your creditor. While your divorce agreement is legally binding for you and your spouse, this isn’t true for your creditor.   Here is what that means for the debt-division process.    Whose Debt Is It? In a lot of ways, dividing your debts works just like dividing your assets. However, it’s essential to keep track of who originally owed each debt.    [...]

Custody Made Simple

By |2022-11-14T14:34:06+00:00May 28th, 2020|featured, Legal Issues|

If you have children under the age of 18, one of the most important and challenging things in your divorce agreement is custody. With so many legal terms and logistics, it can seem downright overwhelming. We've broken the issue down for you. This article will help you think through the issues that you and your spouse will need to reach an agreement on. Best Interest of the Children In general, you and your spouse have the right to decide [...]

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