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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...

Why Do You Need a Divorce Attorney?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Aug 10, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you have decided to end your marriage, the next decision is whether you will need to retain a divorce attorney. While it may sound like an easy decision, every divorce is unique and will depend on the specific details of your situation. Divorce lawyers can offer legal representation for critical issues...

How Is Military Pensions Divided in a Divorce?

Posted by Mariya Furman | Aug 06, 2022 | 0 Comments

Going through a divorce is usually a difficult time for everyone involved. If you have made military service a career, then one of the most highly debated issues in a divorce is often military retirement pay. Career military service members need to know all the facts about their military pension and how...

How Can You Protect Your Business in a Divorce?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Jul 30, 2022 | 0 Comments

When a couple decides to divorce in California, then property and assets are subject to equitable distribution, meaning all marital assets, called “community property,” are split fairly between them, a 50/50 situation. Many divorces, especially high-assets or high-net-worth, include a thriving business...

How Should You Communicate with Your Family Law Lawyer?

Posted by Mariya Furman | Jul 21, 2022 | 0 Comments

Cooperation and effective communication with your family law attorney are crucial during a divorce. To increase your chances of a favorable outcome, you need to know what is expected from you, which will be discussed below. So, how to communicate with your attorney? Start with being concise...

Can You Secretly Record Your Spouse During a Divorce?

Posted by Mariya Furman | Jul 18, 2022 | 0 Comments

Everyone knows that not all divorces are friendly and respectful. If your spouse has become verbally abusive and making threats during the divorce proceedings, you might be considering recording the conservations as evidence of their conduct. Making recordings of your spouse without their...

What Are a Father’s Child Visitation Rights?

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

Under California law, both parents have the legal right to seek child custody and visitation rights. In other words, the mother and father are considered equal. Regardless of the relationship between the parents, they both have equal legal rights regarding issues of custody of their kids. When both parents...

What is the Attorney’s Role in a Divorce?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Jul 11, 2022 | 0 Comments

Most people getting divorced quickly discover it’s an emotional roller coaster that often leaves them exhausted and overwhelmed, especially when their kids are caught in the middle. Also, it frequently becomes a financial challenge once you work out the crucial details of a marital settlement agreement...

How Can You Divide Stock Options in a Divorce?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Jul 09, 2022 | 0 Comments

When you have decided to get a divorce in California, some assets are easy to divide without much debate or controversy, such as selling a car and splitting the value equally, a 50/50 split. However, when it comes to dividing stock options, especially in a high-asset or executive divorce, there are...

How Can a DUI Affect Child Custody in California?

Posted by Lee Zavatsky | Jul 08, 2022 | 0 Comments

If you were arrested for driving under the influence in California, even a first-time Vehicle Code 23152 VC DUI, it could affect your parental child custody rights. In other words, a DUI could impact how a family law court decides a child custody issue under California Family Code Laws or Welfare and...

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Call a Los Angeles Divorce Lawyer

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.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our Los Angeles divorce attorneys, call our office today at 818-528-3471. Read our blog on how to prepare for your first meeting with a divorce lawyer.

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