Tag Archives: Legal Separation

Do I Need an Attorney for a Separation Agreement in Orange County?

FAQ: Do I Need an Attorney for a Separation Agreement in Orange County or Los Angeles? Separation Agreements in Orange County & Los Angeles, California There are many reasons why a couple would opt to separate rather than get a divorce in California, from not being eligible for a divorce to personal and religious reasons.…
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What is a Legal Separation and How Does it Differ From Divorce in Orange County CA?

What is a Legal Separation and How Does it Differ From Divorce, is a frequently asked question our firm receives. Legal Separation in Orange County, California You may have heard of a legal separation, especially if you have discussed or looked into getting a divorce in California. Sometimes, it can be hard to understand what…
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Obtaining a Child Support Order When Legally Separated in OC California

I am currently legally separated and would like information on Obtaining a Child Support Order When Legally Separated in Orange County, is this possible? FAQ: How do I obtain a Child Support Order When Legally Separated in California Child support is necessary in California for parents who are not married or in a registered domestic…
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Divorce attorney in Orange County California

Divorce Attorney in Orange County, California As a divorce attorney in Orange County California I am here to tell you that divorcing in California does not have to be a complicated process, but it does mean that you and your spouse or partner will need to make some decisions about the way your life will…
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What is the difference between Divorce and Legal Separation in Orange County California?

What is the difference between divorce and legal separation in Orange County California?: The main difference between a divorce and a legal separation is that in a divorce, the Court terminates the couple’s marital status, while in a legal separation, the couple remains legally married.

This means that after a divorce, either party is free to remarry or register in a domestic partnership, but the parties cannot share health insurance, or file jointly on their taxes. After a legal separation, the parties cannot remarry, but they can still share health insurance, file taxes jointly and have access to certain other financial benefits of marriage.

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Are There Different Types of Divorces?

If you have been wondering, "are there different types of divorces in California?" The short answer is yes, but first it is important to know the options you have when determining whether to file for a divorce in California. The following is a list of several types of divorces and legal jargon that one may…
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Is My Marriage Coming to an End?

Is my marriage coming to an end? Can it still be fixed or repaired? It is hard to separate yourself from the one that you once loved. Ask yourself is this what is best for you? If not, what is best for your child or children? If you have been asking yourself any of the previous…
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Divorce and business endeavors, formula for disaster?

Dealing with the nuances and stressors in a dissolution/legal separation/domestic partnership can be overwhelming in and of itself, but when your spouse is also your business partner things can become complicated.  Designer Vera Wang and her husband Arthur Becker who have been married since 1989, have decided to end their long term marriage.  The couple…
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Date of valuation of community property

A significant factor in community property division in a dissolution/legal separation or domestic relations partnership is the date of valuation for the parties’ assets and debts. CALIFORNIA FAMILY CODE§ 2552, states that: (a) For the purpose of division of the community estate upon dissolution of marriage or legal separation of the parties, except as provided…
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What Happens When Child Support Is Not Paid?

If child support is not paid then there are a number things that can happen to the non-custodial parent in the state of California.  The state of California can withhold their income, suspend their license, denial of obtaining a passport, take their federal or state income tax or lottery winnings, or garnish unemployment benefits, state…
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