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How does California law divide marital property?

During a divorce, you have to settle your debt and property arrangements. This can be incredibly complicated, depending on what you own and how it's currently divided. Before you file your paperwork with the court, it's a good idea to talk to your attorney to make sure every asset and debt is listed correctly. This is particularly important if you have anything of significant value to disclose.

How can you prepare for a divorce?

No one likes the idea of a divorce, but everyone knows they have to prepare if they want to get one. Preparing for divorce ranges from getting up the courage to ask your spouse for a divorce to putting away enough money to hire an attorney. Here are some of the best tips to help you be prepared.

Why would you get an annulment instead of a divorce?

A divorce isn't always what a married couple needs. Sometimes, an annulment is enough. An annulment differs from divorce, because it makes it appear like you were never married, not just that your marriage ended. An annulment is used to show that your marriage was not legal and therefore, was not binding.

These tips are important for divorcing couples

Divorce attorneys have been through hundreds and maybe thousands of cases, so it's no surprise that they're familiar with the ins and outs of a divorce. Divorces aren't just legal paperwork; they require the parties to negotiate and to spend time and money focused on the end of their marriage. As such, there are often emotions involved in decisions and times when an attorney has to address real concerns with his or her client's plans.