An Unmarried Father’s Parental Rights in California

An Unmarried Father’s Parental Rights in California

An Unmarried Father’s Parental Rights in California Thousands of babies are born to unmarried couples in California every year. The number currently sits at 37% but is rising as familial norms are shifting away from the outdated notion that babies shouldn’t be born out of wedlock. However, when a baby is born to unmarried parents,…

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…

6 Steps to Financially Prepare for a Divorce in California

6 Steps to Financially Prepare for a Divorce in California

6 Steps to Financially Prepare for a Divorce in California A divorce is never easy, regardless of how amicable it may be. Separating your life from your soon-to-be former spouse’s will take a toll on your emotions, family, and finances. While nothing can make a divorce painless, preparing financially for a divorce is essential to…

Marital Property Tracing Methods In Divorce

Marital Property Tracing Methods In Divorce

Marital Property Tracing Methods In Divorce Many families and spouses have complicated financial situations involving assets that each spouse earned prior to the marriage or purchased using their separate assets. Dividing your family’s assets into categories of “yours, mine, and ours” often requires careful planning and attention to detail while the marriage is healthy. When…

Commingled Funds In A California Divorce
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Commingled Funds In A California Divorce

Commingled Funds In A California Divorce When one or both spouses already own property or assets before the marriage, it is important for both spouses to understand California’s community and separate property laws. That way you can help your attorney distinguish between your separate assets and commingled funds that have become part of the community…