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The Unique Issues Digital Assets Present In Divorce

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

California is a community property state. Under the property division laws of the state, any property acquired during the marriage is presumed to be owned by both parties equally. During a divorce, the community property then must be divided. Most people think of the physical property they must divide, such as the family home,… Read More »

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How To Uncover Hidden Assets During Divorce

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

Even in the most amicable of situations, divorce is always an extremely difficult thing to go through. If you believe your spouse is hiding assets, the process is going to be even more challenging. Suspecting your spouse is hiding assets is hard enough, but finding them can be even harder. Below, our Santa Clara… Read More »

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Three Reasons To Hire A Forensic Accountant During Divorce

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

If you are thinking about filing for divorce, there are many different aspects to consider. Although some of these, such as child custody issues are obvious, there are others you may not immediately think about. One of these is whether or not to hire a forensic accountant. A forensic accountant essentially acts as a… Read More »

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Two Signs That May Mean Divorce Is Imminent

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

You likely did not marry your spouse thinking that one day it would end in divorce. Truthfully, most marriages experience hard times. Although many couples can work through these difficulties together and continue on the road of wedded bliss, others find it too hard to overcome the challenges they face. So, how do you… Read More »

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What Happens To The Family Business During Divorce?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

Regardless of whether you started your business before you were married or afterwards, you likely were not thinking of divorce at the time. Now, if you are considering ending your marriage or have already started the process, you may not be thinking about how divorce will affect it. Truthfully, your business is probably one… Read More »

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What Happens To The Pets During A Divorce?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

Welcoming a new pet into the family is a blessing and at the time, you may think that all of you will be together for many years. During a divorce though, many decisions must be made, and that includes what will happen to the pets. Historically, pets were considered property in California divorces and… Read More »

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What Should You Expect From Divorce Mediation?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

In Santa Clara County, there is more than one way to get a divorce. Many people first think of litigated divorces, which take place in a courtroom and always have the increased potential of becoming contentious and filled with conflict. Fortunately, litigation is just one option during the divorce process, and you have many… Read More »

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Do Children Have A Choice In Custody Disputes?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

When you are going through a divorce that involves children or separating from the person you share a child with, you can create a parenting plan with the other parent.  To do this, you and your ex-partner must agree about the terms of the plan including when you will each spend time with the… Read More »

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Are Annulments Legal In Campbell, California?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

There are many ways to end your marriage in California but of all of them, annulments are some of the most misunderstood. Many television shows and movies portray annulments in a number of different ways, and these are not always correct. So, if you have gotten married and now wish to end it, you… Read More »

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Enforcing Child Support Orders In Santa Clara County

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

Raising children is never cheap. When you are trying to raise yours with rising inflation and using just one income after divorce or separation, it can seem impossible. At the time of your divorce, a judge may have issued an order for your former spouse to pay child support. Too many people throughout Santa… Read More »

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