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July 2017 Archives

How to decide where to live after a divorce

A marital home may have a lot of sentimental value to a California resident. It may have even more perceived value to parents who are looking to provide a sense of comfort for their children. Therefore, in a divorce, their first thought may be to either ask for the house in the settlement or buy it from the other spouse.

Some savings and investments vulnerable during bankruptcy

When there's a bankruptcy filing in California, the court's trustee will scrutinize the financial assets of the debtor. Although federal and state laws build in some protections for certain retirement accounts, real estate and college savings for children, exceptions to the rules could provide creditors with access to investment funds.

Fathers trying to establish custody should read this

Fathers may have a tough time just being fathers, as parenting is arguably the toughest job that doesn’t pay anything. However, for unmarried fathers, the road can be exceptionally difficult if they are hopelessly embroiled in petty disputes with the child’s mother, mom has strict standards that dad simply can’t live up to, or the mother has moved to a different state.

3 considerations for divorcing parents in California

Divorce is an incredibly stressful situation for all adults involved, but if you have kids, much of that stress can transfer to them as well. This is a major concern for many separating parents, and while you cannot shield kids from all the strain a divorce will bring, you can take steps to mitigate its negative effects and develop the best possible parenting plan.