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‘Dissolution’ Category

Responding to Divorce or Legal Separation Papers

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Anyone of the spouses in marriage or as a partner in registered domestic partnership has the right to request the court to terminate their legal relationship. Your domestic partner or spouse has requested the court to end the relationship in case you received a summons and petition for legal separation or dissolution (divorce). In Orange County, CA, the court has the power to end domestic partnership or marriage even if the other partner is unwilling to be legally separated (more...)

Scarlett Johansson’s Husband Blindsided by Divorce Filing

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Scarlett Johansson’s divorce is about to get messy.
News outlets reported Scarlett Johansson’s marriage was over last month, and now we have confirmation. The actress filed for divorce from her husband Romain Dauriac this week, and apparently he was not aware she was going through with it.
At the time of the filing, Johansson released a statement to ET about her privacy after making her divorce public.
“As a devoted mother and private person (more...)

The Unexpected Death Of A Spouse During Divorce

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If one party to divorce unexpectedly dies during proceedings, and by legitimate means, the other spouse may have all the assets in his or her favor. In such cases, if the deceased spouse has a previous marriage, and has children from that former marriage, then those children will not get anything at all. The result will be that a lot of people will become extremely disgruntled.
Complicated proceedings
It is thus recommended that couples on the cusp of divorce (more...)

When Can You Seek An Annulment?

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Annulment is a legal proceeding similar to a divorce that can dissolve a marriage. However, the basic distinguishing factor that separates annulment from a divorce is that the former treats a marriage as if it never occurred in the first place. In other words, an annulment can be an option for separating couples to render their marriage alliance completely void. There are various reasons such as divorce being viewed as a stigma or religious purposes that might compel a (more...)

How To Save Money On The Legal Costs Of Your Divorce

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Saving money on the legal costs of your divorce is something most people would love to do. Not spending money on legal advice is one way to do that but as the British would say, that’s being penny wise, pound foolish. Most people would benefit from at least some legal help even if it’s one-time consultation on a specific issue.
If you have any sort of complication such as an inheritance that’s been (more...)

Repeal of Maximum Family Grant Rule and Its Effect on Child Support

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One of the most inhumane laws that loomed over the State of California was the Maximum Family Grant rule (MFG). According to this law, if anyone in the family is under the scheme of cash aid for 10 months in a row, a child born into the same family will be excluded from the Assistance Unit (A.U) bracket and is not eligible for child support. The MFG rule was added to CalWORKs program in August 1997 and is (more...)

Retirement Plan Division – The Details

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Marital Property
Simply put, any asset or liability that was acquired during the marriage is considered marital property, and must be shared by the parties upon the dissolution of the marriage. Everything will be divided, from bank accounts to time-shares and even frequent flier miles. Retirement accounts are also subject to division, sometimes even if the plan was started prior to the marriage. The following example illustrates how a retirement plan that was initiated before marriage would still be (more...)

Finding the Best Divorce Attorney When You’re a Divorcing Parent

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By Rosalind Sedacca, CDC
Choosing the best divorce lawyer for you is a major decision for anyone facing this life-altering reality. However, when you’re a parent, the decision is far more complex and significant.
In our culture divorce is looked upon as a legal battle between two parties with opposing sides. Legal battles are about “winning,” which means all effort goes toward not “losing.”
Sadly, parental divorce is more than the dissolution of (more...)

Dividing Pension Plans In A Divorce

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Similar to the rest of your property and assets, your retirement plan requires proper division post a legal separation or divorce. Although you are entitled to reaping the benefits of your retirement plan only when you actually retire from your job, the division of the balance in the plan may be divided between you and your spouse in case of a divorce long before your retirement. The state laws of California have adequate provisions for dealing with the splitting (more...)

Legal proceedings In A Fault Vs. No-Fault Divorce

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Most of the states in America follow the concept of no fault divorce, wherein an individual seeking a legal separation or a divorce from their spouse has no need to prove their partner’s fault leading to the dissolution of their marriage. In such cases, the individual has to merely state the reason for the separation as either ‘irreconcilable differences’ or ‘irreparable breakdown of the marriage’. The court of law would then accept the (more...)