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Is an Uncontested Divorce with Children Possible?

by Steve Fritsch on February 8, 2017

When you and your spouse decide to divorce, there are two basic options – contested and uncontested. In a contested divorce, you are not able to agree on all terms; in some cases, the parties can’t agree to divorce at all, and in others, the specific terms of the divorce are not able to be […]

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The Prenuptial Agreement Sunset Clause

by Steve Fritsch on February 6, 2017

A prenuptial agreement is generally designed to protect the assets of the partner who has more wealth than the other from a quick divorce and resulting loss of property. While this agreement does work, spouses who stay married for years or decades could be held to the prenuptial agreement long after the initial worrying period […]

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When you go through a contentious divorce that involves children, sticking to a regular visitation schedule can prove difficult at times. If your ex still harbors feelings towards you, or wants to hurt you for any reason, they may try to put the children in the middle by refusing visitation. They may also be consistently late […]

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Both you and your soon to be former spouse will need to provide financial information to the court as part of your California divorce process. The financial statement you’ll complete will ask about all of your liabilities and assets and you need to complete it as honestly and fully as possible. The court will use […]

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How to Modify Child Support Payment

by Steve Fritsch on January 30, 2017

Child Support in California is covered by Family Code 4053 and covers the parent’s obligation to support their child in detail. This obligation is mutual and shared by both parties, but could vary based on ability, income and the time actually spent with the child. All decisions need to be made in the best interest […]

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What is a Summary Dissolution

by Steve Fritsch on July 18, 2016

In California, divorce and dissolution are treated differently in the legal realm. Unfortunately, the line may appear thin. While divorce and dissolution may seem similar at first, they’re entirely different when put into motion. Strictly speaking, divorce and dissolution are common in their termination of marriage. It is important to note, however, that both divorce […]

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Petition for Dissolution of Marriage

by Steve Fritsch on July 14, 2016

Divorce is hardly ever an easy process, but it can be made easier by following sound legal advice. It is especially helpful to have representation on your side when filing a petition for dissolution of marriage in California, as the paperwork and legal obstacles involved can trip up even the most tedious people. At the […]

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When you are in the middle of a difficult divorce, it’s important to establish a solid parenting plan right at the beginning. It doesn’t matter if you’re going to fight over every last dish, your children deserve the structure and stability a clear parenting plan provides. As you consider a visitation schedule, think about what […]

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Does Your Spouse Get Half Your Assets in a Divorce

by Steve Fritsch on February 1, 2016

Aside from disagreements regarding child custody, perhaps the most contentious aspect of a divorce is dividing the assets. It is easy to understand what makes this issue such a combustible one. A couple spends years procuring assets together, and then they must divide said assets after a divorce. In some cases, couples are able to do this on […]

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What are the Grounds for Divorce in California?

by Steve Fritsch on January 27, 2016

In the United States, each state has the right and responsibility to define its own laws surrounding marriage, including separation, divorce, and annulment. This means that the right to define unique and specific ground in which a divorce may be granted by a court of law also falls to each individual state. When seeking a […]

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