Alimony - Records You Should Keep After Divorce

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Alimony can be one of the biggest sources of contention for couples pursuing divorce and even after divorce, the disputes can live on. Was the payment on time? Did the payment cover the amount it should have? And, most commonly, were records of the payments kept for taxes purposes?

Whether you're the paying spouse or the recipient, alimony will have an impact on your taxes and failing to keep proper records can damage tax deductibles and taxable incomes. Continue reading

Annulment vs. Divorce

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Annulment and divorce are two of the most common choices for spouses hoping to legally end their marriage. Such a decision is complex and requires a great deal of consideration before committing to something that will forever change your future.
One of the best things to do is weigh the pros and cons and determine which choice is the best one for your unique circumstances. What works for one couple may not work for you, so you shouldn't feel like you have to squeeze into a one-size-fits-all solution.
Read on for counsel that will illuminate your thinking and allow you to make the most educated decision possible. Continue reading

What if I can't move out of the family home?

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Today’s economy has left many families with tight budgeting constraints. Society has moved toward unconventional living arrangements due to financial constraints. That means many people are forced to continue living together even though the marriage has broken down. There are important asset and debt considerations that must be addressed in these situations.

What Are the Grounds for Divorce in California?

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According to the California State Library, divorce in the United States has been climbing steadily since 1860. Studies have revealed a wide variety of contributive factors to this steady increase – easier access to divorce, women in the workforce, and changes in social values. Continue reading