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How California differs from most states in property division

Most readers would agree that California spouses often relate to one another when it comes to marital problems. While no two divorces are exactly the same, many spouse find the stories of others sounding quite similar to their own. When it comes to property division proceedings in divorce, however, California is somewhat unique because it operates under community property guidelines.

Property division: Are you ready to split everything 50/50?

Before 2019 ends, many California spouses will file for divorce. If you plan to be among them, there are certain issues you'll want to clearly understand ahead of time, such as how property division proceedings operate in this state. Whether you and your spouse are parting on friendly terms or you expect to have to fight for everything to which you may be entitled, it is best to learn as much as you can ahead of time to avoid surprises in court. 

How is pet ownership determined in a California divorce?

When a couple decides to end their marriage in California, they may decide to litigate certain issues. This is often the case when spouses disagree and are unable to achieve a peaceful compromise outside the courtroom. It is becoming more common for pet issues to be priority topics in divorce. The question is: Are they considered property division issues or custody matters?

Police in another state now involved in a child custody case

Any California parent currently concerned about co-parent legal issues will want to review a case that is currently unfolding in another state. The case involves a 5-year-old girl who has reportedly been missing for a week. This situation is an example of how wrong things can go when a parent disregards an existing court order.

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