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March 2018 Archives

Understand the truth about bankruptcy

Those who are planning on filing for bankruptcy in California or any other state should understand its true impact on their credit. For instance, some believe that a lack of negative information on their credit report prior to filing for bankruptcy will reduce its negative impact. However, the fact that someone has filed for bankruptcy will be a significant negative mark regardless of what happened before he or she did so.

How to determine custodial rights to a child

When parents in California, they may be assigned custodial rights to their children. These rights are determined based on a variety of information made available to a court in a case. Testimony from mediators or evidence introduced by an attorney are examples of what a judge could consider when making a decision. In many cases, one parent is given primary custody of a son or daughter.

How to divide retirement accounts in a divorce

When a California couple gets a divorce, they may have to divide assets such as retirement accounts. While taking distributions from a retirement account before reaching a certain age usually results in taxes and penalties, a divorce is considered an exception. However, it is still necessary to complete the proper paperwork.

Who pays for private school expenses after divorce?

As a parent, you want your children to succeed in all areas of life. One way you may be helping your kids achieve that goal is by enrolling them in private school, where they can benefit from a quality education in a safer environment with smaller class sizes, more learning opportunities in various subjects and high involvement from teachers and parents.

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