7 Questions to Answer Before Getting a Divorce Without a Lawyer

Living in a marriage that's gradually running out of steam can be very difficult. Sooner or later, it will occur to one of the spouses that anything, even divorce, would be better than to continue as things are. This is a hard mental hurdle to jump over, especially if you cherish your married ide...


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Is Your Inheritance at Risk During Your Divorce?

Assets or items you inherited directly, whether before or during your marriage, are generally considered separate property by the courts. That means you are considered the sole owner, and the assets aren't in danger during your divorce. Probably. It depends — and that's the problem many individua...


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Common-Law Property Versus Community Property

Whether you're trying for an amicable divorce and handling the process with online templates or you're expecting a fight from your spouse in court, it's important to have a good understanding of marital property and what things are really yours. Many people who go through the divorce process are ...


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How To Divide It All Up?

When my ex-husband and I split in 1994 we were both 26 years old.

I had just taken the CA Bar Exam and was waiting for my results. Despite a lovely (and expensive) wedding fourteen months earlier we thought that cutting our losses, going our separate ways and chalking the whole affair up to a “...


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