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What is spousal fiduciary duty and how does it impact a divorce?

In California, marriage is more than just a legal union of two people. Marriage creates an equal partnership that, according to California public policy, obliges spouses to owe each other the same good faith and fair dealings they would give someone else in another fiduciary relationship. In laymen's terms, you have a spousal fiduciary duty to better the community property (marital property) as does your spouse to you.

The rising trend of grey divorce and what it means

Americans are now living longer than ever, thanks to advances in medicine and health care. However, while increased life spans are largely positive, they can create challenges in other areas, including how to stretch retirement savings over a longer period. But now, attorneys and financial planners are seeing a new, growing trend: grey divorces.

Questions to ask before you date during a divorce

Whether or not one should date during divorce proceedings is definitely a question of scruples. A person may do so to recover some measure of revenge against their soon-to-be ex-spouse, or it may be step in maintaining one's self-esteem and sense of desirability. Regardless of the reasons, dating or even having an intimate relationship during a divorce could have unintended consequences, especially where children are involved.

Three ways to stave off financial problems during divorce

Emotions can run high when a divorce petition is filed, especially when one party feels betrayed or disrespected. But angry divorcees may lose sight of the fact that they can avoid the bickering, bitterness, and most of all, the astronomical costs that come with breaking up a marriage.

Tips for planning your post divorce financial life

Divorce may be an emotionally painful time in one's life, but for most people, emotional scars can be healed if their finances are in order. Indeed, money doesn't cure everything, but it can help you choose the problems you can live without. So if you want to begin your post divorce life on good financial footing, the following tips can help.

Why should I choose mediation for my divorce?

Many separating couples assume that they will be battling in court for the duration of their divorce. While many divorces involve litigation, this is not the only option. There are methods of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that allow couples to divorce outside of the courtroom. Mediation is a very common ADR method that might be right for you. Most family law experts agree that the court system does not generally meet the needs of a couple

What is jurisdiction and how will it affect my case?

Many people who are involved in child custody disputes where the other parent has moved away may be confused about where to petition the court to enforce their rights. This can be especially problematic for unmarried fathers who have not been in contact with the mother of their children for quite some time.

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