After a divorce, a family court may require the primary wage earner to obtain a life insurance policy listing his/her former spouse and any children from the marriage as beneficiaries. A life insurance policy provides peace of mind to those who are dependent upon the wage earner’s income for basic living expenses. Read our blog article on this topic titled “The role of Life Insurance in a San Jose Divorce“.
Child custody and visitation arrangements are a key part of any divorce when children are involved. One issue that parents often forget to discuss is the necessity of a holiday visitation schedule. Read our blog article on this topic titled “Creating a Holiday Visitation Schedule“.
In a divorce inheritances are generally considered separate property under California’s community property laws. This means that they will not be divided as part of a divorce settlement. There are however, a few exceptions to this rule. Read our latest blog titled “Protecting an Inheritance Under California’s Divorce Law” to see how this law applies.
A divorce in San Jose or anywhere in California can take months, if not years, to settle. A family court will issue temporary orders is to make sure you have a way to attend to critical family business while the terms of your final divorce settlement are still being sorted out. To learn more about this process read our blog titled “Temporary Orders in Divorce“.
If you are seeking a Santa Clara County divorce, you are generally not legally obligated to move out of the marital home until the divorce is finalized or your spouse has obtained a restraining order that compels you to find other living accommodations. However, many people choose to move out before the divorce is finalized to avoid the tension created by living under the same roof as their soon-to-be ex spouse.
Read our blog titled “What Can I Take with Me If I Move Out Before the Divorce Is Finalized?” that discusses the things you can and can’t take with your before your divorce is finalized.
After a San Jose divorce, many couples struggle to decide what to do with the home they shared. Even if they have sorted out a tentative agreement on who gets to keep the house, mortgage-related issues and other financial obligations can still be a problem.
To learn more about options to consider regarding possession of the marital home, read our blog post Keeping Your House After a Divorce.
If you have been given an order to pay child support payments after a San Jose divorce, you need to keep in mind that this obligation is based on your current earnings. If you become disabled and are no longer able to work, you could be eligible for a reduced payment based on your lower monthly income.
Read our blog titled “how do disability benefits affect child support obligation” to answer your questions and consult with a family law attorney.
Having a prenuptial agreement can help protect your assets in the event of a divorce, but only if it holds up to a review in court.
A prenup must be prepared in a way that is legally sound. Read about the pitfall of prenups in our blog titled “Avoiding common prenup pitfalls“. Also contact a San Jose family law attorney with experience in preparing this type of legal document.
If it is not handled appropriately, a divorce can have devastating consequences for your retirement plan. Many people going through divorce fail to reevaluate their budget which is a common mistake that can pose major problems.
Read our blog titled “Divorce and your retirement plan” to learn more about the things you need to consider. Also get the assistance of an experienced San Jose divorce attorney can help you win the most favorable divorce settlement.
For couples going through a divorce, an art collection can be one of the most difficult assets to divide. Fine art has both sentimental and financial value, and deciding who gets what piece can exacerbate the already tense process of ending a marriage.
Read our blog article titled “Dividing an Art Collection After Your Divorce” to learn about how the law applies in these situations. If you will be going through a divorce in California, you should contact a qualified California divorce attorney.