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How Can You Establish Paternity in California?

Posted by Mariya Furman | Nov 12, 2022 | 0 Comments

Establishing “paternity” in California means determining a child's legal and biological father. This can be accomplished by the parents or the family law court if necessary. The issue of paternity sometimes becomes a significant part of California family law. It’s pretty routine for people to file cases in...

What is the Dissipation of Marital Assets?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Nov 05, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you decide to divorce, one of the most challenging decisions you will need to make will be related to financial issues. This includes the complex process of figuring out all the shared finances and identifying community and separate property. Second, only to child custody and support issues...

Do You Have to Disclose All Your Assets in a Divorce?

Posted by Mariya Furman | Nov 02, 2022 | 0 Comments

Under California law, you must disclose all assets, income, property, and debts during divorce proceedings. This disclosure of assets process is considered a crucial step in dividing property in a divorce. You could face civil penalties and even criminal charges if you attempt to conceal or intentionally...

How to File for a Divorce in California

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Oct 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

To file for a dissolution of marriage (divorce) in California, there are specific residency requirements and procedures you must follow. For example, there are many forms to fill out and legal steps before the divorce is finalized. While on the surface, it may seem a daunting task, it's easier t...

What Are Some Tax Considerations During a Divorce?

Posted by Mariya Furman | Oct 26, 2022 | 0 Comments

When someone decides to get a divorce in California, there are often many questions concerning their taxes as they go through the divorce process. It’s essential to plan and understand the financial path you are following. Whether you are currently considering filing for a divorce or are already in the...

What Happens to a 529 College Savings Account in a Divorce?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Oct 22, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you have kids, one of the things parents will start early in their life is a college savings plan, called a “529 plan,” which is an investment account offering tax benefits when it’s used to pay for education expenses for a designated beneficiary. A 529 college saving plan is a popular way for parents...

How Are Digital Assets Divided in a Divorce?

Posted by Mariya Furman | Oct 15, 2022 | 0 Comments

Digital assets have quickly become more common in society as technology advances, especially among millennials. Thus, dividing these assets is increasingly common in a California divorce. While child custody, spousal support (alimony), and property division are common issues of debate when a marriage...

How Can You Divide a CalPERS Pension in a Divorce?

Posted by Mariya Furman | Oct 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

The California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) provides lifetime benefits to its employees and their spouses. If you decide to file for a divorce, you will most likely have questions about how your retirement benefits will be impacted. In the state of California, all types of retirement benefits...

How Can You Own and Run a Business with Your Spouse?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Oct 01, 2022 | 0 Comments

Success in your professional life often works the same way as success in your personal life. It requires rules, guidelines, hard work, commitment, flexibility, and dedication. If you own and operate a business with your spouse, then you probably already have unique challenges that are often complicated...

High Net Worth Divorce in California

Posted by Mariya Furman | Sep 28, 2022 | 0 Comments

For a California divorce to fall under the high net worth category generally means that you and your spouse own over $1 million in assets. Still, there is no specific amount under any law.  It means your divorce has a lot at stake, and you will need to retain an experienced family law attorney who has previously...

How Can You Divide a CalSTRS Pension Plan in a Divorce?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Sep 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

The California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) provides retirement, disability, and survivor benefits to teachers and their families. The eligible beneficiaries include vested teachers that served in the various school districts, community colleges, and administrative offices. A spouse’s CalSTRS...

How Can a Divorce Attorney Help You?

Posted by Mariya Furman | Sep 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Getting a divorce is usually an emotionally challenging event for most families. Still, the process is often more difficult when you attempt to go through California divorce proceedings without legal help from a family law attorney. Many people, especially those planning an uncontested divorce, believe they...

How Can You Negotiate a House Buyout During a Divorce?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Sep 14, 2022 | 0 Comments

Once you have decided to get a divorce in California, you will eventually have to discuss the crucial issue of dividing assets, including the marital home, which often quickly becomes a hotly debated topic. Most spouses will have a solid emotional attachment to their home because of the life-long memories...

What Factors Should Be Considered in a Silver-Era Divorce?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Sep 07, 2022 | 0 Comments

A “silver-era” divorce, also called a “gray divorce,” refers to couples getting a divorce when they are over 50 years old and have been married for a long time. These types of divorces have some unique factors from a traditional California divorce, such as child custody, child support, and visitation...

How are Royalties Divided During a Divorce?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Aug 31, 2022 | 0 Comments

A royalty is an amount of money paid to someone for using their property, such as pictures, music, or patented and copyrighted items. Any item that generates royalties is considered an asset because it produces income. While the property that produces royalties is intellectual property (IP), they...

How Are Financial Investments Divided in a Divorce?

Posted by Mariya Furman | Aug 27, 2022 | 0 Comments

In California divorce proceedings, especially in high net worth, increased assets, or executive divorce cases, property division can become one of the most hotly debated and complicated issues. Many married couples have complex assets, such as financial investments, retirement accounts, state or...

What is a Business Valuation in a Divorce?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Aug 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Determining the value of a business in a California divorce case is often a complex process, depending on the company’s size and assets. Family law lawyers can use the professional services of a certified public accountant (CPA) or valuation expert who will need access to financial records to complete...

What to Know About a High Net Worth Divorce?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Aug 17, 2022 | 0 Comments

Getting a traditional divorce is usually a stressful and emotional process but can often seem overwhelming when significant assets are acquired during your marriage. If you or your spouse own more than $1 million in assets, you are considered in a high net worth divorce. While the California divorce...

How Can You Prevent a Contested Divorce?

Posted by Mariya Furman | Aug 13, 2022 | 0 Comments

A California “contested divorce” means the spouses cannot agree on all the issues, such as child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support (alimony), property division, how to divide assets and debts, or payment of lawyer fees. In many contested divorces, tempers flare, and each spouse is...

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Family law disputes have the potential to have a significant impact on your quality of life and overall happiness. As a result, it is critical for you to protect your rights to the fullest extent possible when involved in a dispute related to family law. The lawyers of Furman & Zavatsky have the skill and experience to resolve your case as favorably as possible and provide compassionate and understanding legal counsel and representation. We also offer flat fee legal services for divorce and family law issues.

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