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What Should You Know About Divorce Mediation?

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

When you are going through a difficult or contentious divorce in California, you might consider the ways in which family law mediation can allow you and your ex to resolve existing disputes so that you can have an uncontested divorce. Although divorce mediation is not for everyone, and it is not appropriate or beneficial… Read More »

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Talking To Kids About Divorce

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Talking to children about divorce can be extremely difficult, regardless of whether you and your ex are on relatively amicable terms and have reached an agreement about issues concerning child custody and co-parenting. The issues that every child will face concerning divorce will depend upon the circumstances of the family, the child’s age, and… Read More »

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What Is A Gray Divorce?

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In 2015, the term “gray divorce” entered the American lexicon with a working paper and subsequent peer-reviewed article in Research on Aging. That research was conducted by I-Fen Lin, Susan L. Brown, and Anna M. Hammersmith in the Department of Sociology at Bowling Green State University. The authors observed a shift in marriage rates… Read More »

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What Is Community Property In A San Jose Divorce?

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If you are getting divorced in California, you may already know that California is one of only nine community property states in the country. States that are not community property states are known as equitable distribution states, and in those states, property from the marriage is divided in an equitable manner between the spouses,… Read More »

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Can I Keep Our Pet After The Divorce?

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When most people think about issues of custody in a California divorce, they are considering the ways in which courts will need to make determinations about child custody because the spouses share minor children from the marriage. Yet pet custody can also become an issue in a California divorce, especially when the spouses share… Read More »

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Interspousal Transfer Deeds And California Divorce

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Even though California is a community property state where each spouse is entitled to receive 50 percent of the marital property in a divorce, this does not mean that dividing property in a divorce is simple.   At times, parties disagree about whether a certain asset is community or separate.  The reason for disagreement is… Read More »

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Life Insurance And California Divorce

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California’s community property laws state that all assets acquired by either spouse during the marriage are the property of both spouses.  These laws have been in place for decades, going back to a time when very few marriages ended in divorce, and they were originally meant to protect people who brought less wealth into… Read More »

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In California, Business Debts Are Community Property

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In theory, California’s community property laws should make divorce simple.  According to California law, when a couple gets a divorce, each spouse gets one half of the marital property.  There is still plenty of room for disagreement over the value of marital assets, whether a certain asset is marital or separate, and whether one… Read More »

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Is It Fair For The Court To Make You Go From Multiple Mansions To Zero Alimony In Four Years?

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Unless the recipient spouse is elderly and infirm, the purpose of alimony awards is to enable the financially disadvantaged spouse to become financially self-sufficient.  The courts often award amounts low enough that they will require the recipient spouse to return to the workforce after the divorce.  Case law even tells of grannies who downsized… Read More »

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Jet Set Divorce: Does Your Spouse Have The Right To Change The Forum Of Your Divorce Case To A Place That Is More Likely To Award Them Alimony?

By Foster Hsu, LLP |

If you and your spouse both reside in California at the time of your divorce, then it is obvious that the California courts will have jurisdiction in your divorce case, but things get more complicated if only one spouse resides there, and even more complicated if both parties travel so frequently that there is… Read More »

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