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Fiduciary Duties During a California Divorce

May 8, 2020 - Divorce by

Fiduciary Duties Owed Between California Spouses Under California law, spouses owe each other certain duties, known as “fiduciary duties.”  These duties begin at the date of the marriage and continue after separation, all the way through completion of the dissolution and the distribution of community property.  This includes the following […]

What to Expect in a California Divorce Mediation

Mar 17, 2020 - Divorce by

Divorce can be a stressful, emotional, and costly endeavor. Divorce mediation is generally recommended for couples who wish to manage their divorce discreetly, efficiently, and amicably. Irvine family mediation lawyers can counsel clients through the end of their marriage in a manner that benefits everyone involved. Making the decision to […]

Not All Prenup Provisions Are Enforceable

Jan 17, 2020 - Divorce by

A prenup — or, more formally, a prenuptial agreement — is an agreement entered into prior to marriage that lists the property each party owns and specifies what each party’s property rights will be upon the dissolution of the marriage. They can be an effective tool for couples looking to […]

What Is No Fault Divorce in California?

Jan 10, 2020 - Divorce by

The term “no fault divorce” is often used when discussing divorce, without further reference to its meaning. Before 1970, California had a fault-based divorce system, which required one spouse to prove that the other had engaged in wrongdoing before obtaining a divorce. California was the first state in the nation […]