Divorce and Health Insurance A divorce inevitably leads to many changes. In addition to the obvious changes of residence, relationships, and so forth, there are many practical, day-to-day issues created as well. For example, it’s very common for one spouse to use the other’s health insurance and other benefits. When a divorce happens, this can…

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Dividing Your Property after Divorce While it may seem like processing your divorce papers is the most difficult and time consuming step in divorce, many couples have found that dividing their property afterwards is the source of even more stress and ill will. Negotiating the division on your shared property is not likely to be…

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Copyrights and Divorce Married couples hold much of their property in common: bank accounts, household possessions, and debts, such as mortgages. However, for couples where one or both spouses hold copyrights, there is an added layer of complexity. Works authored by both spouses can sometimes become problematic. In addition, if one spouse passes away, the…

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Comparing Traditional and No-Fault Divorces Divorces in California today comes in only one form: the “no-fault” divorce, usually citing irreconcilable differences. Neither spouse is held at fault for their actions; the marriage is simply over. Yet this was not always the case. So-called “traditional” divorces, no longer the norm in California, carried many more restrictions…

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Child Support

Child Support If you know anyone who has been through a divorce, there is a good chance one of them is or has been required to pay child support. Despite how common child support payments are, many people are unaware of the laws and regulations surrounding them. Why do people pay child support? When a…

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Child Support and Alimony: A Crucial Distinction Divorce has provided millions of couples an opportunity to peacefully end a troubled marriage. After any major life change, however, your financial circumstances may change.Alimony payments are a way for one spouse to support the other financially after a divorce, temporarily or long-term. When there are children involved,…

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Changing Your Name after a Divorce Marriage very often results in a change of name: traditionally a wife takes a husband’s name, although sometimes both spouses keep their own names, and on occasion the reverse happens. What happens, then, if a couple gets a divorce? Some wives who took their husband’s name keep it until…

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