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Statute of Limitations on Divorce Settlement in California

You have several rights under California law, but you don’t always have unlimited time to assert them. A deadline to assert a legal right is codified in the applicable statute of limitations, and a failure to initiate a case within this period could forever bar you from legal relief. Is there a statute of limitations on divorce settlement in...

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How to Prepare for a Divorce in California

You or your spouse might be ready to part ways, but how do you get ready for a divorce? Well, many divorces boil down to two matters—finances and child custody. If you want to litigate or settle these matters in a favorable way, you need to understand your needs, gather paperwork, and know your legal obligations for filing. There...

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Hidden Assets During a California Divorce

Going through a divorce can be a difficult and emotional experience, both financially and mentally. Things can get even more complicated if one spouse tries to hide or keep information about their assets from the other spouse. This can result in an uneven distribution of assets and a lack of trust and cooperation between the spouses. To protect your...

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How to Get a Legal Separation in California

Nationwide, divorce rates are falling, and California has a particularly low divorce rate. There are many reasons, such as competitive housing markets and job opportunities, that can hinder a couple’s desire to embark on a path of separation or divorce. These factors, compounded with California’s various separation and divorce laws, can make the process challenging. As such, anyone contemplating...

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Child Custody of Stepchild During a California Divorce

Going through a divorce when children are involved can be difficult regardless of the precise circumstances. However, matters can become even more complicated when one party to the divorce is the child’s stepparent.  Blended families have become quite common in the United States. In fact, according to 2021 data from the United States Census Bureau, approximately 2.5 million children...

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How to Get Custody of Your Grandchild in California

Custody disputes can be complicated no matter the circumstances. However, matters can feel especially delicate when grandparents seek custody of or wish to maintain some sort of relationship with their grandchildren over the objections of the child’s parents. Nevertheless, doing so is sometimes necessary to protect the interests of your grandchild. While making the decision to seek custody or visitation...

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Can You File Chapter 13 Bankruptcy After Chapter 7?

Declaring bankruptcy can sometimes be the best way to move forward after severe financial hardship. Individuals, sole proprietorships, and partnerships often opt to file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy claim to discharge certain debts and start over. But if you have experienced financial hardship more than once, can you file another type of bankruptcy claim? The answer is yes. It...

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Who Gets the House in a California Divorce?

Splitting shared property is often one of the most contentious parts of a divorce. Property does not represent just a thing or a place but memories and experiences. Figuring out how to fairly distribute the things you have shared with your spouse for years can lead to serious disagreements when both of you value or have sentimental attachments to...

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How to Request Asylum During Immigration in California

If you are looking to request asylum, you have likely experienced something traumatic or have reason to fear for your life or safety in your home country. If the trauma or fear was inflicted because you fit into certain protected categories, you may qualify for asylum.  At Pakpour Banks LLP, our attorneys and staff provide the compassionate representation you...

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How to Get Full Custody of a Child Without Going to Court

Navigating the end of a relationship is often an emotional and complicated process. And this can be especially true when children are involved.  When it comes to obtaining child custody, many parents hope to do so without having to go to court so that they can reduce the time, expense, and stress involved for themselves and their children. Unfortunately,...

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