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How Property Disputes May Arise Even After A California Divorce Becomes Final

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

The division of property in a California divorce is often achieved through a marital settlement agreement (MSA) between the parties. Once a judge incorporates an MSA into a final judgment, it becomes a legally binding contract between the parties. This means if there is later a disagreement as to whether one side is upholding… Read More »

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In A Divorce, Can I Seek Reimbursement For My Spouse’s Spending On Their Hobby?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

In a California divorce case, one spouse can run into problems if they use marital funds to pay for purely personal expenses and debts. The other spouse can argue this was an intentional waste or “dissipation” of community property. If the judge agrees, that can affect the final division of community property against the… Read More »

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Can I Remain In My Ex-Spouse’s House Even After Our Divorce?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

California is well-known as a community property state. This means that in a contested divorce proceeding, the court is required to divide any property co-owned by both spouses equally, unless certain exceptions apply. This rule only applies to “community” property and not any separate property owned by either spouse. As a general rule, separate… Read More »

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Does My Ex’s Remarriage End My Obligation To Pay Alimony?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

Many divorce judgments require one former spouse to pay alimony to the other former spouse. Alimony is also known as “spousal support” and is designed to help the recipient maintain a similar standard of living as they did during the marriage. There are many different forms–and lengths–of alimony. In some cases, alimony may simply… Read More »

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