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Durable power of attorney

Power of attorney which is effective even if the person who created it 9the principal) becomes incapacitated, allowing the person who holds the power of attorney (the person authorized to act) to make healthcare decisions and handle the money and affairs of the principal. The person who holds the power of attorney is called the attorney-in-fact.

Divorce Statistics

About 41,000 couples file for divorce every year in Los Angeles County. 98% of those couples are able to settle out of court, many using mediation. Over 70% of divorcing couples in Los Angeles County get divorced without using any lawyers at all. Only 10% of the divorce cases have 2 lawyers involved.

Divorce Rights

Each state has laws which govern how property and income is divided in a divorce. Before you file for divorce, you’ll want to be sure you understand how your state’s laws work and that you’re prepared for what to expect. An accountant or Certified Divorce Financial Planner can be a great resource before, during and after a divorce.

Divorce Mediation

And custody mediation typically consist of several joint meetings between spouses (or parents, if you are not married) which last 3-4 hours each. During those meetings, you and your spouse discuss the issues which need to be resolved in your case. The mediator is there to facilitate the discussion, assist with communication, provide information and suggestions, and use specialized training to assist the two of you to resolve your differences and write up an agreement which is fair to both of you, and, if you have children, in their best interests as well.

Divorce lawyer

Also known as a family law attorney, or matrimonial attorney, divorce lawyers help clients with divorce related issues divorce, legal separation, custody, support, parenting plans, financial settlements, legal drafting, litigation, or a mix of all of these things.

Divorce laws

Each state has different divorce laws, and these laws fall into 2 categories equitable division and community property. Equitable division laws give the court the power to order whatever the court feels is fair given your individual circumstances, and community property laws require the court to divide the assets and debts accumulated during the marriage 50/50, with some exceptions. In mediation and collaborative law, you’re free to negotiate whatever you and your spouse feel is fair, with the laws in mind, of course. Mediation lets you figure out what will work best for your family, not just the law.

Divorce law

Each state has different divorce laws, and these laws fall into 2 categories equitable division and community property. Equitable division laws give the court the power to order whatever the court feels is fair given your individual circumstances, and community property laws require the court to divide the assets and debts accumulated during the marriage 50/50, with some exceptions. In mediation and collaborative law, you’re free to negotiate whatever you and your spouse feel is fair, with the laws in mind, of course. Mediation lets you figure out what will work best for your family, not just the law.

Divorce help

Mediators, your local bar association, the local Legal Aid office, accountants and therapists are often great sources of divorce information and help. Don’t hesitate to reach out. As consumers become more enlightened about the shortcomings of the court system, divorce consultants have become a more prevalent choice in the decision of how to divorce. Divorce consultants include such professionals as mediators, Certified Divorce Financial Planners, Collaborative Family Lawyers and divorce coaches in addition to the traditional family law attorneys and accountants.

Divorce Guidelines CA

California uses community property laws to divide assets in divorces. Community property laws provide, basically, that all assets and debts accrued during the marriage are to be divided 50/50. There are many exceptions to this rule, but this is the basic guideline. All states, including California, also provide Guidelines for Child Support. Using your income, tax rates, and, in many states, the amount of time each parent spends with the children, child support orders are set in accordance with the Guidelines formula.

Divorce financial

The financial divorce is one component of a divorce. Typically, this encompasses the assets (cars, house, etc.) and sometimes it also includes spousal support and child support. Components of a typical divorce include the financial settlement (assets), support orders (spousal support, child support) and parenting plans (custody).

Divorce finance

In response to consumer demand, financial planners have developed certification for Certified Divorce Financial Planners who can help divorcing spouses figure out the best way to divide their assets and income based on their current situation, investment priorities and styles, and long term goals.

Divorce estate

The divorce estate is the total amount of assets which is available for distribution between the spouses by the court.

Divorce certified

Once your divorce has been finalized by the court, certified copies of your paperwork is available through the clerk’s office for a reasonable fee.

Divorce certification

Once your divorce has been finalized by the court, certified copies of your paperwork is available through the clerk’s office for a reasonable fee.

Divorce California;

California is a “no fault” state, which means that in order to get divorced you can simply tell the court that you have “irreconcilable differences” and that your marriage is over. You don’t need to give any specifics about why you feel your marriage is over. And, if your spouse feels your marriage is over, but you want to stay married, your spouse has an absolute right to get divorced from you. You can’t legally stop someone from divorcing you (except by reconciling, of course).

Divorce

When a marriage is dissolved, the parties are single and unmarried after the final decree enters with the court.

Dissolution of marriage

Legal term for divorce. When a marriage is dissolved, the parties are single and unmarried after the final decree enters with the court.

Disclaimer

For estate planning purposes, a disclaimer is the right to refuse to accept money or property left to you in someone else’s estate plan, trust or will.

Direct Beneficiaries

Is a person or institution you name in a will, trust, or pay on death account to receive a gift of specific property.

Devise

Real estate given by a will. Also may be referred to as a gift.

Descendent

Person who is an offspring of a person or family.

Deed

Document which transfers title to property.

Decedent

Person who has died.

Debtor

Person who owes money.

Death Taxes

Taxes assessed on the property of a deceased person. Death taxes are called estate taxes for Federal tax purposes. Also referred to as Inheritance Taxes.

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