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Pros and Cons of Cohabitation Versus Marriage in California

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The subject of whether marriage better or cohabitation warrants a lot of debate based on people’s personal experiences and beliefs. There are some who believe nothing can replace a marriage in a loving relationship, while others beg to differ and believe that cohabitation is equally amazing without the legality of marriage. We discuss some of the benefits and disadvantages of cohabitation over marriage.
Pros of cohabitation over marriage 
One of the most obvious benefits is that (more...)

What are the Requirements for Same Sex Marriage in Oklahoma?

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Many couples don’t consider what the requirements are to obtain a marriage license. Aside from being physically present at one of the 73 offices authorizing marriage licenses, there are five requirements to obtain a marriage license and be legally married in the state of Oklahoma. Just like heterosexual marriages, same sex marriage is legally recognized in Oklahoma as of 2015. 
The requirements for marriage are the same for both heterosexual and same sex marriage in Oklahoma. (more...)

What Celebrities Know About ‘Prenups’ The Average Person Doesn’t

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What can celebrities teach us mere mortals about marriage, divorce and a prenuptial? Plenty if we just pay attention. Matt Lauer Former “Today Show” host Matt Lauer is going the extra mile to give his soon-to-be-ex everything she wants from the divorce. Lauer feels so guilty for cheating, he’s ready to hand over a multimillion […]

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Top Myths About California Premarital Agreements

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One of the most important things couples need to discuss before getting married is whether they should opt for a premarital or prenuptial agreement (prenup). Almost everyone around you will have some views or the other regarding prenups. Prenups have often been misunderstood and many believe that it means something bad, potentially encouraging or mentally preparing for a divorce before a couple is even married. Below is a list of prenup myths that have been debunked and you’(more...)

You Get The China, I Get The Tools. Who Gets The Retirement Account

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A divorce can be expensive, both financially and emotionally. Dividing assets collected over years of marriage often is the most challenging part. The procedures for splitting checking accounts, and savings accounts, are thorough and laid out with all the fine print. What about retirement savings? That depends and a couple should get educated on dividing retirement accounts when divorcing.
As Forbest points out, governing bodies at different levels — state, federal & local — treat property different. Some states (more...)

Divorce Checklist – What To Do To Prepare for Your Divorce

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Divorce is a confusing and complicated process that can last longer than expected at times. While all that is required before filing for divorce is simply to be separated for one year from your spouse, there are numerous other things you will need to do to make sure you are protected. You will have to make difficult decisions in a short span of time. As such, here are some things you need to know or do to make this (more...)

Pros and Cons of Cohabitation Vs. Marriage in California

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
The subject of whether marriage better or cohabitation warrants a lot of debate based on people’s personal experiences and beliefs. There are some who believe nothing can replace a marriage in a loving relationship, while others beg to differ and believe that cohabitation is equally amazing without the legality of marriage. We discuss some of the benefits and disadvantages of cohabitation over marriage.
Pros of cohabitation over marriage 
One of the (more...)

Can An Orange County Divorce Destroy Your Retirement?

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
When you have finally made up your mind to get a divorce, it is likely that you may not think too much about how it can have an impact on your retirement. However, it is an extremely valid matter to think about. Insured Retirement Institute conducted a study which observed that about 24 percent of the divorced couples who are born after World War II felt their condition will deteriorate after retirement because of (more...)

He Cheated On Me, How Much Alimony Can I Get In New York

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The recent tax overhaul passed by Congress will reach every corner of American life — even divorce. One provision throws out a 75-year-old deduction for alimony. The new laws won’t go into effect until 2019, so anyone divorcing before then is safe.
Divorce experts are worrying the change will make divorce negotiations harder and end in less spousal support. Congressional tax writers claim the law will only be fair to married couples.
In a divorce which begins (more...)

The Effect of Prenuptial Agreements on Same-Sex Marriages

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By Gerald A. Maggio, Esq.
Ever since same-sex marriage was legalized in every state in the US, many questions have been asked related to the laws for same-sex marriage. Many same-sex couples have often raised the question of a prenuptial agreement and whether one should opt for it. A prenup is an agreement where individuals in a marriage have the right to declare a part of the entire asset as separate property. The other spouse has to agree to (more...)