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Is a "Book of Business" of a Professional Person, Established During Marriage, a "Divisible" Community Property Asset?

Q. Having run out of money, I have been representing myself for about two years. The current issue before the court is the petitioner’s motion for alternate date of valuation filed with regard ...
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How Are BUSINESSES Owned Before Marriage DIVIDED In Divorce?

Q. My Wife is a personal injury lawyer with a good practice which she started six years before we married. We have been separated for nine months, after nine years together. She just sent me a ...
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What Happens In Divorce When One Spouse Owned A Residence At the Date of Marriage?

Q. I am not on title to a home my husband owned before we married but we paid the mortgage for 7 years. If we divorce, do I have any interest in it? There is an important concept under California Law ...
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If DATE OF SEPARATION Is Contested, What Do Courts Look At?

Q. If I contest date of separation, what evidence do courts look at? A. The question for trial courts is: Does one or both spouses objectively and subjectively act and appear as though they intend a ...
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Are STOCK OPTIONS COMMUNITY PROPERTY?

Q. How are stock options treated if I decide to dissolve my marriage? A. Stock options are commonly used to attract or retain key employees with incentives outside the basic salary structure. Whether ...
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How Do I Use a MARITAL BALANCE SHEET to Figure Out How to Best DIVIDE OUR PROPERTY?

Q. I am considering filing for divorce, and am beginning to pencil out what the division of our assets and debts might look like. What is a good way to go about this? A. Prepare a Marital Balance ...
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What METHODS are used for VALUING BUSINESSES in divorce?

Q. I own a business that I began shortly after marriage. Now I am getting divorced. Is this community property even though my partner never worked the business, and if it is what methods might be used ...
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When are ASSETS VALUED for purposes of DIVISION in a California DISSOLUTION?

Q. My wife and I separated two years ago and we have decided to divorce. We don't agree on the date we should use to value some of our property, like the home where she's been living in with ...
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Why is the date of PHYSICAL SEPARATION legally important?

Q. Why is the idea of 'physical separation' important in California divorce or domestic partnership dissolutions? A. The idea of "physical separation" is one of the most important ...
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