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Surrogacy basics and the need for a contract

Many Californians find themselves wanting a family but without the biological means to do so. Whether this involves a same-sex couple, a single individual, or a couple that is suffering from fertility problems, these individuals may be able to find a solution through surrogacy. Surrogacy occurs when a woman agrees to carry a child to term for another individual or couple with the expectation that that individual or couple will assume the role/s of the child's legal parent/s.

Competent representation needed in property division matters

Although many consider divorce to be the end of one part of an individual's life, it is also the beginning of a new chapter. With that in mind, those going through marriage dissolution need to ensure that they adequately plan for their post-divorce life. This usually begins when the divorce petition is filed, at the latest. Important family law matters like alimony, child custody, and child support can play an integral role in this planning, but property division may be the biggest hurdle to those confronting a high-asset divorce.

Domestic violence can play a big role in child custody matters

A relationship can sour for one of any number of reasons. Infidelity, financial irresponsibility, and even growing disinterest in one another are all reasons couples have decided to go their separate ways. Although certain divorce and family law issues will likely need to be addressed in these instances, the actual cause of the breakup in these instances may not be as important as it is when domestic violence has occurred.

Your California divorce will take time, be prepared

The time that it takes to get married is much faster than the time it takes to get a divorce. When you are ready to end your marriage, you are likely going to take steps to make it happen as quickly as possible. One thing you shouldn't think is that you will be able to divorce instantly.

How can I get out of a prenuptial agreement?

If you are thinking about getting married, then you no doubt have a lot on your mind. You might be concerned about the ceremony itself, the honeymoon afterwards, and how to pay for it all. Yet, if you have significant assets going into a marriage, then you might also find yourself worried about how to protect your financial interests. Many Californians choose to enter into a prenuptial agreement as a way to settle potential divorce legal issues prior to marriage, but sometimes it might behoove you to try to get out of the agreement at some point after its execution.


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