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What to do if a Spouse is Hiding Assets in Divorce

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Besides the emotional turmoil that can come so easily in a divorce, many also have to face significant financial consequences of divorce. Whether you are exiting a marriage with more or less than you entered into it with – the division of property in a divorce usually means that the divorcing parties will lose… Read More »

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Recognizing Strategies Spouses Use to Attempt to Hide Assets: Part Two

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While it is understandable that humans might feel compelled to act selfishly and hide financial assets in order to shore-up their own wellbeing in a divorce, that does not mean that it is an excusable action in the eyes of the court. Hiding financial assets or information can rise to the level of criminal… Read More »

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Recognizing Strategies Spouses Use to Hide Assets: Part One

By Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP |

Divorce has been around for a long time. The all-too-human passions of greed, fear, and self-preservation have existed even longer. Part of the turmoil of divorce is emotional, but a large part is also, understandably, due to financial fear and strain. In the best of cases, a divorce will likely mean a change in… Read More »

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When is a Marriage “Irretrievably Broken”?

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Oftentimes, many strategic decisions need to be made in the course of finalizing a divorce. One of the first decisions, after the important decision to file, is to determine the grounds for divorce. As California is a “no fault” state, “irreconcilable differences” is, by far, the most common legal ground stated by parties. A… Read More »

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Dividing a Business in California Divorce

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When you are a business owner and anticipating that you will soon be going through a divorce in a community property state, there is a lot you need to consider. Under several scenarios any business that was purchased during the marriage or that has become commingled in marital funds could very well be seen… Read More »

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What You Need to Know: FAQ on California Divorce

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For many people, the realization that they will be getting a divorce comes slowly, over a span of several weeks, months – even years. Others are completely blindsided by their partner announcing – seemingly out of the blue – that they intend to end the marriage. Whatever camp you fall in, when you really… Read More »

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Halle Berry’s Eight Year Battle Comes to a Resolution: Avoiding Delays in Divorce and Custody Cases

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Everyone hopes that any tumultuous parts of a divorce will be over quickly, and as painlessly as possible. Some people are luckier than others. It has recently been reported that after eight years of negotiations, actress Halle Berry and ex-husband Olivier Martinez have come to a final resolution in their divorce and custody case…. Read More »

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Game of Courts: What is “Jurisdiction” in Divorce?

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Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner continue to make waves through the news circuits. While much of the celebrity break up story is filled with the he-said-she-said rhetoric that is common in all divorces, this particular couple’s divorce has already shown itself to have nuances that others might learn from. This week, we are reminded… Read More »

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Can I Choose a New Attorney Mid-Divorce?

By Cardwell Steigerwald Young LLP |

Divorce and custody battles are not always something we see coming. Far too often, people are just going along in their normal daily lives when, seemingly out of the blue, their partner tells them they are filing for divorce. It is only natural if some panic sets in, particularly for anyone who is unfamiliar… Read More »

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My California Divorce is Headed for Trial – What Does that Mean?

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Suits and stuffy air. Divided sides. Unfamiliar court formalities and strangers learning the most intimate details of our most intimate relationship. A divorce can, essentially, completely avoid court. But only if both sides agree/settle on every single point of every single issue in the divorce. While this is possible, in most divorces there is… Read More »

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