Understanding California Divorce and Inheritance Issues

Understanding California Divorce and Inheritance Issues

Are you worried that your inheritance could be divided up in the divorce proceedings? Generally, inheritance is not regarded as marital property in California. According to the state’s community property laws, assets obtained through inheritance by one spouse are recognized as separate property. They are not liable to be divided in the event of a…

The Ins and Outs of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in California

The Ins and Outs of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in California

The Ins and Outs of Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements in California Marriage is a big commitment, but it can come with its challenges. With the help of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, couples can protect their assets and define their expectations in the event of a divorce. In California, these agreements are legal and binding….

Everything You Need to Know About Common Law Marriage in California

Everything You Need to Know About Common Law Marriage in California

Everything You Need to Know About Common Law Marriage in California When most people picture a marriage, they picture a wedding ceremony with rings and vows. Less common, perhaps, is a courthouse wedding or elopement. However, most people assume getting married involves a marriage license and an officiant, and usually, and in most places, it…

What You Need to Know About Stepparent Adoption in California

What You Need to Know About Stepparent Adoption in California

What You Need to Know About Stepparent Adoption in California Stepparents often play an integral role in their stepchild’s life. As relationships progress and as families grow and change, you and your spouse (or unmarried domestic partner) may decide you want to formally “blend” your family by adopting your stepchild. This has many benefits to…

The Ultimate Guide to Property Law in California Divorces

The Ultimate Guide to Property Law in California Divorces

The Ultimate Guide to Property Law in California Divorces The division of property and debts plays a significant role in divorce proceedings and is a leading cause of contention among spouses seeking divorce. Property isn’t just physical items where divorce law is concerned. Property can be tangible items like a house, car, or furniture, but…