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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Common property division mistakes in a divorce

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Sep 27, 2017
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California couples who are getting a divorce should be aware that there are some common financial pitfalls to be avoided. One of these is trying to keep the family home on a single income. A person who does this may find that it is not…

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The likelihood of divorce in different professions

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Sep 20, 2017
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The California marriages of scientists, actuaries, physicians and software developers may be less vulnerable to divorce than those of flight attendants, bartenders and casino workers. A study found that people who work in the fields of math and science have lower-than-average divorce rates while the…

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Is a quick divorce better for your children?

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Sep 20, 2017
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Divorce can prove hurtful to everyone involved, but children in a marriage are especially vulnerable to the deep emotional trouble that divorce can bring with it. In many cases, the longer that a divorce drags on, the longer that a child suffers needlessly, from the…

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The importance of protecting the ability to retire

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Sep 18, 2017
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Californians who are divorcing and who have retirement accounts need to take care to protect their savings . Making simple mistakes may expose people to significant tax liability and prevent them from retiring on time. People should avoid paying for their divorces by taking money…

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Should you keep your home after a California divorce?

On Behalf of The Law Offices of Ronda A. Middleton

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Sep 11, 2017
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When a couple decides to divorce in California, dealing with the property division process is unavoidable, and often more complicated than expected. Unlike most other states, California uses community property guidelines when determining how a divorcing couple divides up their assets, which means that the…

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Getting prepared for mediation

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Sep 06, 2017
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When California couples decide to divorce, mediation is an option that could keep them out of the courtroom. A successful mediation can lead to a legal divorce that does not require involvement from a judge, but having a successful mediation is more likely if both…

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Making sure that divorcees can deduct alimony

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Sep 01, 2017
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When divorcing spouses in California come to an agreement regarding alimony, it’s important that the order’s language complies with the guidelines outlined by the Internal Revenue Service. If alimony orders are set up correctly, the payments may be deducted on the payor spouse’s tax returns.…

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