7 July By Webmaster | mendasweed

Division of Assets in a Divorce: Why Consulting an Attorney is in Your Best Interests

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  When you divorce, state law requires you and your partner to divide the marital assets in a manner that is reasonable and acceptable to both parties.  In the best case, both parties will cooperate and be fair about the division of assets.  In the worst case, one or both parties may contest particular assets, claim an asset is separate property, or hide assets. Whether you and your spouse have a contentious or amicable relationship,…
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4 June By Webmaster | mendasweed

Got a lot of assets? Here are 3 things to consider for a High Asset Divorce.

high asset divorce
  Regardless of your opinions about divorce, the common consensus is that a divorce is expensive.  The cost of a divorce can be increased for a community estate which has high income earner(s), and/or significant assets. At times in high asset cases, some or much of a spouse’s wealth was acquired before the marriage.  It is not uncommon for the disposition of these assets to be controlled by a premarital agreement, or pre-nup as it…
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23 April By Webmaster | mendasweed

Filing for Divorce? Be aware of Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (ATRO’s)

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  Upon filing for a divorce in California, Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (often referred to as “ATROS”) kick in.  You will see these on Page 2 of your Summons.  These restraining orders are mutual and become effective on the Respondent upon service of the initial dissolution paperwork.  ATROS remain in place until the final dissolution Judgment is entered, a Petition for Dissolution is dismissed, and the Court orders termination. ATROS prohibit BOTH parties from: Removing…
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11 April By Lisa Mendes | mendasweed

“Say WATT?!” So you want to stay in the house…

broken family after a bitter divorce settlement and separation with a couple in a bad
  The comment I often hear from many of my divorce clients is, “Well, I want to stay in the house.”  This is completely understandable-it is where your kids are comfortable, it is where you are comfortable, you don’t want to relocate yourself, your kids, etc., during the stressful time.  It is just one more thing to worry about.  Trust me, I get it.  Moving is right up there with divorce for being one of…
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16 November By Lisa Mendes | mendasweed

Division of Assets in a Divorce: Why Consulting a Family Law Attorney is in Your Best Interest

division of assets
  When you divorce, state law requires you and your partner to divide the marital assets in a manner that is reasonable and acceptable to both parties.  In the best case, both parties will cooperate and be fair about the division of assets.  In the worst case, one or both parties may contest particular assets, claim an asset is separate property, or hide assets. Whether you and your spouse have a contentious or amicable relationship,…
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