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The thought of needing to give up retirement savings to pay for your divorce can be terrifying. Neither spouse wants to rebuild their retirement assets after a divorce. And, the process of doing so can be complicated, because qualified retirement plans have certain restrictions. For example, you can lose hundreds of thousands of dollars from your 401(k) during a divorce. But, you can only invest around $19,500 a year. Or $26,000 if you are over 50. Fortunately, there are ways that you can recover retirement savings after a divorce. What Can I Do to Protect My Retirement Savings During Divorce? … Read More

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Our San Jose Divorce Lawyer Explains Contested Divorces Some divorces end amicably with former spouses agreeing on key issues like child support, alimony, or the division or property. In other cases, the divorce process is much more adversarial. Contested divorces are a good example of a more adversarial type of divorce, where the former spouses cannot agree on one or more issues. With a contested divorce, there are likely to be more hearings and legal requirements involved. In cases where spouses cannot reach a settlement, it may be necessary to complete an agreement in divorce court. Below, our San Jose … Read More

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A restraining order prohibits an individual from taking any specific actions against you. There are two types of restraining orders that are common in divorce proceedings. These are automatic restraining orders and domestic violence restraining orders. If you are in the middle of your divorce and you are interested in filing a restraining order against your ex-spouse, you should understand the differences between these two restraining orders that you can choose from. What Is an Automatic Restraining Order? Automatic restraining orders in California automatically restrain an ex-spouse from taking specified action after they file for divorce. These types of restraining … Read More

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San Jose Divorce Lawyer Discusses Factors That Lengthen Divorces The cost of a divorce in California varies depending on the circumstances. Each case is going to be different. The same is true for how long a divorce takes to conclude in California. Many different factors can influence the length of a divorce – especially in cases where both former spouses are contesting the terms of the divorce. However, there are additional factors, such as issues involving property division, that may also increase the length of a divorce. Below, our San Jose divorce lawyer discusses situations where a divorce may take … Read More

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Under the California Family Code, California outlines child support guidelines for court-ordered child support. The amount of child support is based on a complex mathematic formula that takes into account both parents’ net disposable income after a variety of deductions. In addition, the calculation also takes into account the amount of time each parent spends with his or her child. The California Department of Child Support Services offers an online calculator to estimate the amount of child support that could be ordered in a person’s case. Their online calculator is based on California’s child support guidelines. Are There Exceptions to … Read More

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San Jose Divorce Lawyer Explains What Affects the Cost of Divorce It is quite common for family law attorneys to receive questions about how much a divorce costs. In California, and most likely anywhere else, the cost of a divorce depends on the situation. There are many different factors that can affect the cost of a divorce in California. Unfortunately, there is no way to determine how much a divorce costs at the onset of a case. Factors That Affect the Cost of Divorce in California Below, we list factors that may affect the cost of your divorce. However, contested … Read More

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After a divorce, there are many things that you will have to deal with within your family. It can be a stressful and emotional time, especially if you and your former spouse have disagreements about your futures. Having children between you and your ex can further complicate post-divorce plans, but there are ways to stay ahead of the game. A parenting plan is something that you and your ex must make in order to make your divorce easier for your children. What Should Be Included in My Parenting Plan? – Parenting principles/behavior: This section is important but often overlooked, because … Read More

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The U.S. has been dealing with the effects of the novel coronavirus since January, when we saw our first confirmed case. Since COVID-19 is highly contagious, many states have since implemented social distancing policies. These policies aim to slow the spread of COVID-19 in order to protect citizens’ health. While studies show that social distancing is working, this practice is having another effect altogether. Children in custody battles are feeling the impact of social distancing, as co-parenting becomes increasingly difficult to manage. If you are running into child custody issues as a result of the coronavirus, contact our San Jose … Read More

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Deciding to file a restraining order is not easy. You may need protection but may not know where to start. How can you protect yourself and your loved ones quickly? What type of restraining order do you need? Do you know how to file a restraining order in California? Fortunately, filing a restraining order is easier with an experienced family law attorney on your side. Your attorney can help you through this difficult time and protect you and your family. Types of Restraining Orders in California There are three main types of restraining orders in California. These restraining orders prevent … Read More

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Are you considering a divorce? If so, you already know that it is not easy. Before filing for divorce, it is important to have an exit plan in mind. Pre-divorce planning is crucial, and it involves meticulous preparation and financial strategies. It involves thinking about the children and how you will care for them after your separation. Yet, life after divorce does not have to be difficult. Our San Jose divorce lawyer can help you prepare for a divorce in California. Preparing for a Divorce in California When preparing for a divorce, it is important to consider many different aspects. … Read More

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