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Divorce in California: Who gets custody of the pets?

For many couples, pets are considered as important as their children. For couples without kids, pet custody may be the most important issue in their divorce. Many other states look at a family pet as just another asset, awarding ownership as part of the asset division...

Looking ahead: Tax considerations in divorce

It should be stated at the very top of this post: We don’t take political positions in our blog. Longtime readers know we’re focused exclusively on Orange County family law matters. However, we’re going to take a look at a new Biden administration tax proposal that,...

How cryptocurrency complicates divorce

Cryptocurrency is moving into the mainstream. Bitcoin, the best-known digital currency, generates regular headlines as it surges in value, plummets and then soars again. Cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, Dogecoin and Tether are also beginning to work their way into...

Legal separation and its date to remember

There are many reasons why couples pursue a legal separation, including tax issues, health insurance matters and religious beliefs, but the most common is something of a gray area: The couple is unsure if they want to stay married, but they’re also not ready to...

A shared digital life can hurt you in divorce

In a typical Orange County marriage, it can make a lot of sense to the spouses to save money by sharing digital connections with a family phone plan, streaming services, Wi-Fi passwords, backup accounts, common photo storage and on and on. In marriage, all of that can...