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November 2017 Archives

Child custody and visitation thrive on cool-headed cooperation

During the immediate aftermath of a marital separation, some California parents may encounter problems regarding child custody and visitation. This period often represents a gap where no rules have been yet established. Without a court order on child custody and visitation, actions by a parent cannot be effectively curtailed or stopped. Trying to erase and reverse rash actions by one parent regarding custody or visitation issues can be nearly impossible in that early period.

Celebrity child custody dispute is ended by Court Order

Child custody cases in California and elsewhere are challenging matters for the family law attorney. Such cases in the state reflect a wide variety of facts and circumstances. Child custody disputes between celebrity parents are possibly more prevalent in this state than anywhere else.

Physician's divorce entails valuation of the medical practice

The divorce of a medical doctor in California is likely to deal with some common financial issues. The most critical of those issues will be placing a value on the doctor's practice for purposes of property division. Divorce negotiations involving a successful medical professional will often involve the use of an expert forensic accountant. Many of the same considerations will generally apply to the determining the value of other professional practices.

Divorce negotiations must resolve debt as well as asset division

When negotiating a marital property settlement in California, it is important to remember that debt owed by the spouses jointly must be resolved as part of the agreement. If that is not done, troubles with debt can crop up long after the divorce has been entered and finalized. For example, some credit cards may have started out as the debt of one of the parties only.

4 common types of construction defects

A construction defect can range from architectural flaws to construction deficiencies. Whether these problems arise from a faulty product or how something is installed, maintained or operated, they can be frustrating. 

Schwarzennegger's divorce stalled over property division

After years of marriage, couples in California often do not realize the extent that their lives have been intertwined. Because of the love at the start of a relationship, many couples do not anticipate the need for a prenuptial agreement to assist in property division in the event of an unexpected divorce. When any amount of wealth or properties are shared, separating assets can be complicated and painful. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are familiar with the painful process. Six years after filing for a divorce, they remain married.

What to know about gray divorce

If you are among the millions of Americans who divorce later in life, the decisions you must make and the transitions you must go through may differ considerably from those faced by younger divorcees. According to U.S. News and World Report, the divorce rate among couples over 50 doubled within a recent 10-year period, with many older couples choosing to go their separate ways for a variety of reasons.

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