California is a no-fault state, which means that you won't argue for a divorce based on the other person's wrongdoing. Most often, the basis for a divorce is "irreconcilable differences" that have caused the marriage to break down. Fault isn't entirely irrelevant, though, if your spouse abandoned the family, committed adultery, or was violent, the court may consider those facts in dividing property or awarding alimony.
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Not only will an estate plan save you time and money, it can provide you with the flexibility to distribute your wealth on your own terms. To understand why estate planning is so important, it's helpful to understand what actually happens to your assets when you die without an estate plan.
Family Law is very complex, technical and emotional. Navigating the legal waters of family law while being immersed in emotion can result in devastating results. A dissolution of Marriage or custody dispute can be as traumatic as the death of a loved one. Custody decisions, restraining orders, paternity disputes, and community property and support issues can have long-term consequences for yourself and your children.