Si eres un fan de noticias o no, es difícil ignorar el divorcio del fundador de Amazon Jeff Bezos de su esposa MacKenzie. Esto ha sido un tema destacado en muchos foros de noticias desde que anunciaron su divorcio a través de Twitter a principios de enero.
El año nuevo trajo muchos cambios para las parejas que se divorcien en el 2019, especialmente aquí en California. No sólo fueron importantes modificaciones al código de impuestos con respecto a pagos de manutención conyugal, también los residentes en el estado de California dieron bienvenida a Assembly Bill 2274. Este proyecto de ley finalmente le dio a jueces en California dirección clara para ayudar a los dueños de mascotas que se divorcien a contestar la importantísima pregunta: ¿Quién adquiere la mascota después de que nos separemos?
The new year brought a lot of changes for divorcing couples in 2019, especially here in California. Not only were major changes made to the tax code concerning spousal support payments, residents across the state of California welcomed Assembly Bill 2274. This bill finally gave judges in our state clear direction when it came to helping divorcing pet owners answer the all-important question: Who gets the pet after we split?
Llevar una cantidad considerable de deuda estudiantil a un matrimonio no es una cosa poco común en California y en todo el país. De hecho, un febrero 2018 artículo de CNBC estima que aproximadamente el 70 por ciento de estudiantes universitarios se gradúan con una gran cantidad de deuda estudiantil.
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.
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?
The year of 2017 has ushered in a new administration into the United States government. That alone will bring some need to transition and adjust to big change. But on a more personal level for married couples in California and throughout the country, many are also dealing with the significant life change of divorce.
No matter what your income level may be, you likely care a great deal about how your assets - as well as your debts - will be divided when it comes time to dissolve your marriage. This is understandable. After all, no one wants to see a divorce settlement that does not provide a fair split of community property and debts.
For many couples going through divorce, one of the first priorities is determining who gets what in terms of marital property. California is a community property state, meaning each spouse is entitled to half of jointly owned property and assets. Although it sounds straightforward, property division hardly ever comes down to a "50-50" split of marital assets.