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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Declaration of Disclosure in a California Divorce – Do the Right Thing


This is a rant. I am annoyed with people (especially those represented by attorneys) foisting off shoddily prepared declarations of disclosure. What do they think they will gain with such sloppy work? For those new to the notion of declarations of disclosure, these documents are comprised primarily of a schedule of assets and debts and…

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California No Fault Divorce


What is a no fault divorce? Well, in some states, in order to get a divorce, you must allege some wrongdoing on the part of the person you are trying to divorce. A common ground for divorce in a “fault” divorce state is adultry, and the person making the allegations must prove the grounds for…

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What is a Vocational Evaluation?


The issues of spousal support (alimony) and child support occur in almost every Orange County Divorce. A vocational evaluation is a method by which a spouse’s earning capacity can be measured, and it is done by a vocational evaluation expert who is trained in evaluating a person’s ability to work and to survey the job…

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Termination of Alimony/Spousal Support


For marriages of long duration (lasting 10 years or more), the spousal support obligation is “indefinite.” If your judgment does not specify a termination date for alimony, it may be that you will be paying support until one of the statutory terminating events occurs. Rather than sit around hoping the supported spouse will do something…

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Divorcing In A Recession With Mediation


With the U.S. economy lagging on for yet another year, many people are putting off getting a divorce. Unfortunately, one of the main reasons for divorce – money problems – are at an all time high in a large number of California households. For people who cannot put off their divorce indefinitely, many are looking…

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