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Property division is a big part of ending a marriage

Many Stockton residents may feel as though they could benefit from decluttering their lives. Whether it is cleaning out overstuffed closets or going through boxes or long-stored files, there are many ways that individuals can lessen what they are responsible for and lighten their personal loads. However, many of the items of property that individuals acquire over time are not simply clutter. Before and after a person's marriage, he or sh may come into possession of significant personal assets like antiques or valuable collections.

Each California child support calculation is unique

Child support is a financial obligation between a parent and his or her child. It is generally mandated by a court and subject to an order that, if ignored, can mean legal penalties for the nonpaying parent. With regard to how child support operates in the state, the California Department of Child Support Services provides a handbook on how child support is managed within the California courts.

Celebrity couple chooses mediation for its divorce

This California family law blog has dedicated prior posts to discussing both the benefits and potential drawbacks of using mediation to bring about the end of a marriage. While divorce mediation may not be for all couples, those who are able to work together often find that their divorce resolutions are peaceful and that they are satisfied with the outcomes of the process. One celebrity couple that has recently filed for divorce appears to have chosen divorce mediation as the path through which they will sever their relationship.

A person's earning capacity is factored into an alimony award

In some Stockton families, both parents work outside of the home. In others, one parent works primarily in an out-of-the-home occupation, while the other works primarily on the management of the household. In either scenario, should the parents in a family divorce, the California court evaluating its marital dissolution will assess the earning capacities of the individuals when deciding if alimony should be awarded.

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