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The Ins-and-Outs of Legal Separation in California

Legal Separation in California

Unbeknownst to a significant number of residents living in the Golden State, filing for legal separation is similar to the divorce process, the primary difference being that the parties’ marital status does not end upon division of marital assets and debts. Put succinctly, the “legal separation” process in California allows couples to lead separate lives, though the marital status isn’t eradicated; the petitioner must file a petition for legal separation, and the respondent must file a response – or the matter proceeds by default. What’s more, both parties must exchange disclosures, which are considered mandatory, and the same process applies...

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Top Five Tips for Finding a Divorce Lawyer

There are few things in life as messy as a divorce. From the ranges of emotions that raise stress to unparalleled levels to the toll the entire process places on everyone involved, including children, separation of husband and wife is just a cruel reality we sometimes find ourselves in. When it comes time to find the right lawyer for your particular needs, it’s imperative that you are armed with all the essentials necessary – after all, this is a legal battle that both sides want to win, for a myriad of reasons. In this post, we’re going to share our...

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