What happens when there is a negative estate to divide? This is actually a common occurrence in many divorces. There are a number of circumstances in which the estate may actually be in debt while a divorce proceeding is pending: –        The House is Underwater:  the house is worth less than what is due on…

Premarital agreements (PMAs) are a common solution for dealing with financial issues in a marriage. Also known as “prenups,” initially these agreements were popular for celebrity couples and very wealthy people.  But today more and more couples create PMAs before they get married. PMAs are often considered unromantic but can be very helpful in preventing…

California is a “no-fault” divorce state.  Whether you want the divorce or not, the Court will still grant a divorce even if only one party wants it.   If your spouse has filed for divorce, it is important to participate in the divorce and not to neglect it or ignore the divorce papers. It is important…

Divorces are tough, as you are separating from your spouse and possibly spending a lot of money to do so.  It is important to know that there are many ways you can save money in a divorce.  First, investigate on your own. You are the best person for the job, because you know exactly what’s…

Divorce is the process by which the marital bond between a couple is legally terminated.  It is a very stressful process which affects the family life, finances and living arrangements. It can be  very difficult for a family, emotionally and economically. There are certain legal steps in a divorce which are necessary to follow. These…

The process of dividing the family residence during divorce can be extremely difficult. With the help of an expert legal representative, you can hopefully settle on a fair arrangement for the property during a divorce proceeding. A family residence can have more than just monetary value to the people that own it and reside in…

Divorce is something that everyone would like to avoid, but it may be necessary.  It is challenging of course, especially if you have already established a family residence. A family residence is something that is always taken into account during divorces. Who should possess the house and lot? The couple will often argue over the…

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