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Division Of Assets Archives

I paid my spouse's student loans; now they want a divorce!

Bringing a considerable amount of student loan debt into a marriage is not an uncommon thing in California and across the nation. In fact, a February 2018 CNBC article estimated that approximately 70 percent of students graduate college with a large amount of student loan debt.

Dishonest divorcees: The consequences of lying about your assets

In California, couples going through divorce proceedings are required - by law - to truthfully disclose all assets and liabilities. This disclosure is done on the initial Petition for Dissolution of Marriage, Form FL-100 or the initial response, Form FL-120. These financial affidavits, once completed, are then filed with the court and are considered official court documents. Parties are also required to serve on one another a Declaration of Disclosure which is signed under penalty of perjury and should list all assets, debts, income, and expenses. Sounds straightforward, right?

Divorce's true ugly fight: Who gets the pet?

Pet parenting has truly come into its own in the Digital Age. The internet is obsessed with cat memes and silly dog videos. Twitter and Instagram accounts devoted to embodying cat or dog personalities have thousands of followers. Actual cats and dogs with Twitter and Instagram accounts have thousands of followers (and we're not grumpy about it).

Marital waste: When spending is more than just a shopping spree

If your marriage is ending and you're splitting on bad terms, you may be worried that your ex will become spiteful or resentful and act on these actions. This isn't uncommon in bitter contested divorce; but what is a problem, is if that resentment results in anger-driven decisions to hurt you, specifically in a financial way.

What happens to restricted stock units in a divorce?

The major problem all start-up businesses face is really a catch-22: Start-ups need hardworking, skilled employees who will help build the company and make it successful. Those employees, in turn, expect to be paid for their work. Unfortunately, cash is almost always low in the beginning phases of a start-up, which forces founders to come up with alternative ways of compensating these early employees.

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