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What Do I Do to Protect My Community Interest In PERS and STRS RETIREMENT PLANS?

Q. What should I consider to ensure that I have a claim in my husband's teacher's retirement plan once he files for divorce? A. CalPERS (PERS) is the California Public Employee's ...
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How Can I STOP My Spouse From LIQUIDATING OUR COMMUNITY PENSION?

Q. I am afraid my husband may liquidate our 401k and IRA's that are in his name. Is there anything I can to do freeze the accounts or make sure he can't empty them out before I can hire 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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How Can I Be Sure a Court Will Enforce My AGREEMENT Reached With My Spouse OUT OF COURT?

Q. My wife and I reached some agreements about support and property division in our divorce. Neither of us have attorneys. I want to write something up that is enforceable. Is there anything I should ...
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How are DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLANS divided in California DIVORCE?

Q. How are defined contribution plans divided in California dissolutions? A. A defined contribution pension plan is a plan in which the employer's obligation is based only on its annual ...
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How Are DEFINED BENEFIT PLANS divided in California Divorce?

Q. How are defined benefit plans divided under California law? A. In a defined benefit pension plan, the benefit does not depend on the dollars contributed by employee or employer, but is based on a ...
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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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