Posts Tagged ‘married’

Answers on the Rights You Have During Legal Separation

You may be seeking a legal separation from your spouse to protect your interests, help your financial situation, and more. Even when separation is at the forefront of decisions between you and your spouse, you may wonder what rights you will have when a legal separation takes place. We have answers for you. Rights During… Continue reading →

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Do’s and Don’ts: Cohabitation and if It’s the Choice for You

If you choose not to get married but you want to live together, cohabitation may sound like the thing for you. There is a deep interest in cohabitation in our modern times because people are afraid that their marriage will collapse, due to the high divorce rates in the U.S. Some people may feel like… Continue reading →

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Why do we Divorce? Are we Ready for it?

Every year, many people go through the divorce process because they feel as if this is the end of their relationship. One of the top reasons why people divorce is not due to reasons like sexual infidelity, but instead lack of communication. However, you will find that there are many other popular reasons why marriages… Continue reading →

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Children and Parents: Blended Families in California

In 1996, something known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act passed, which would lead to a state form used for voluntary paternity acknowledgement. In 2000, something new known as the Uniform Parentage Act came about to establish the parentage of children born to both married and unmarried couples. This would not only… Continue reading →

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Forming a Domestic Partnership in California

Being involved in a domestic partnership is much like being married, and will apply to those who are un-married but live together. Today, many domestic partnerships are formed by same-sex individuals who live in a state that banned same-sex marriage. In California, domestic partners receive the same benefits and protections as married couples, even though… Continue reading →

Divorce and Your Retirement Plans: An FAQ

Divorce can put a damper on many aspects of former spouse’s lives, in many ways. However, what happens if a retirement plan is involved? Today we look at many questions regarding retirement plans and the effect that divorce has on them. Nobody wants to lose out over a divorce, so read some of our helpful… Continue reading →

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How Long Does Spousal Support Last? Is it Permanent?

If you are going through a divorce, you may have some questions about spousal support. One of those questions may be, “How long will spousal support last?” What happens if you are somebody who has been out of the working world for quite some time and wonder how you’ll be able to get back on… Continue reading →

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How Long Does it Take to Receive Spousal Support?

Spousal support or alimony must be decided to be awarded to the spouse that either doesn’t have employment or doesn’t earn as much money as the other spouse and may not be capable of supporting themselves without some kind of financial assistance from the other spouse. Alimony is often awarded by the courts or sometimes… Continue reading →

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Living Together Before Marriage May Prevent Divorce

It is no secret that more couples choose to live together before marriage than ever before. In fact, researchers found that 75 percent of U.S. women have lived with a partner without being married by the age of 30. Many couples choose to live together and put off marriage because of the large price tag… Continue reading →

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Changing the door locks after a separation or divorce

A common question asked all the time when a couple decides to separate or divorce is, “Can I change the locks so my partner cannot get in”? Depending on your circumstances the question can be answered with both a yes or no.  If you are living together and not married, it is okay for you… Continue reading →

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