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Dividing Real Estate In A California Divorce

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

If you are getting divorced and own real estate — whether it is a family home, a vacation home, or rental property — it is essential to learn more about how real estate is commonly divided in a California divorce. As you may already know, California is a community property state. Accordingly, under California… Read More »

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How Are Retirement Accounts Divided In California Divorces?

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

When spouses who are getting divorced in San Jose have retirement accounts or pensions, it is important to understand that these assets usually must be distributed between the parties in a manner that is different from other types of assets. While retirement accounts and pensions will also be identified as separate property or community… Read More »

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Divorce Considerations For Business Owners

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

Anyone in the San Jose area who is planning for a divorce and owns a business should know that there are a wide range of important considerations for business owners in California divorce cases. While businesses will be classified and divided (where appropriate) like other types of property in a California divorce, there are… Read More »

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Mistakes You Can Avoid In A High Asset Divorce

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

Divorces in San Jose and throughout California are complex regardless of the amount of assets the parties own. Indeed, divorces can involve complicated disputes involving property division and spousal support regardless of the couple’s assets, as well as contentious disputes pertaining to child custody. Yet high asset divorces, also known as high net worth… Read More »

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Divorce Filings After The Holidays: What You Should Know

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If you are considering the possibility of filing for divorce after the holiday season ends and just after the New Year, you are not alone. According to an article in Reader’s Digest, January has become the most popular month for divorce filings, with more people filing for divorce in January than in any other… Read More »

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Teens And Divorce: How To Help Your Kids Adjust

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

Getting divorced will always come with complications and intense emotions among the parties involved, and divorces are always more complex when the spouses share minor children from the marriage. While there are many helpful tips available for informing your kids about your divorce plans and helping them to understand what the divorce means for… Read More »

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Steps To Take In A No-Fault Divorce

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

When you are planning to get divorced in California, you may be wondering about the type of evidence you will need to produce in order to show the court that a divorce is appropriate. You also may be concerned that you will need to convince your spouse to agree to the divorce in order… Read More »

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Ways Of Easing Your Child Into Shared Custody In Two New Households

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

Children of all ages can struggle to adjust to two separate households after a divorce.  Feelings of insecurity can be exacerbated when both parents move on from the family home. The Bay Area is extremely expensive, and it is often difficult for either parent to retain the family home without paying high costs. Given… Read More »

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Common Myths About A Prenuptial Agreements

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

If you are getting married soon, you might have heard from friends or family members that you should consider a prenuptial agreement. Or, your soon-to-be-spouse might have suggested that you consider a prenuptial agreement. Over the years, prenuptial agreements have been stigmatized in some circumstances, and they are often misunderstood. There are many misconceptions… Read More »

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Parenting Plans And Holiday Schedules

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

Whether you are going through a divorce and you share minor children with your spouse, or you are going through a stand-alone child custody case after ending a relationship with a partner with whom you share minor children, it is important to understand how parenting plans and holiday schedules work in California. As the… Read More »

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