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California Family Code Section 2030 – Attorney Fee Orders

Family disputes can be expensive. Few lawyers work for free, and many divorces are complicated, requiring the use of expert witnesses, forensic accountants, and other professionals, all of whom charge fees for their work.
California lawmakers want to ensure both spouses in a divorce are afforded equal access to legal […]

How Spouses Can Divide Property in a California Divorce

Getting a divorce is stressful and navigating through the process is often complex. California is a community property state that considers assets (including income) obtained while married as part of the community estate. Generally, upon divorce, the couple divides the community estate 50/50. This often proves difficult to accurately […]

Does California Recognize a Common Law Marriage?

Common law marriages are a relic of an earlier age when men and women would make a home together, call each other husband and wife, but never get legally married. Given the ease of marriage and divorce today, common law marriages have almost disappeared.
When people have thoughts of a […]

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