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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 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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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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Can My Spouse File For Divorce Without Me Knowing?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

Divorce is not a difficult process in most cases. But it is still a legal process. This means that certain formalities must be followed. For example, when one spouse files for a divorce (or an annulment), they need to take certain steps to serve their complaint on the other spouse. Appeals Court Reverses Default… Read More »

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Understanding The Six-Month Waiting Period For Divorce

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

In Santa Clara County, as throughout the rest of the state, there is a six-month waiting period for couples who want to get a divorce. The concept of the waiting period seems straightforward enough, but it is just one element of family law that highlights how confusing the different rules surrounding divorce are. The… Read More »

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Do Victim’s Rights In A Criminal Case Extend To Divorce Proceedings?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

While many divorce cases are amicable–or at least civil–there are some situations where the relationship has broken down to the point where law enforcement may get involved. If one spouse is abusing, threatening, or even stalking the other spouse, the aggressor may be facing criminal charges. It can also raise some interesting questions under… 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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When Can You Get An Annulment Of A Marriage In California?

By Hepner & Pagan, LLP |

In most cases when people want to end their marriage, one or both spouses will file for a divorce. But there are some situations where one or either party may have the right to seek an annulment instead. How does an annulment differ from a divorce? From a legal standpoint, a divorce dissolves an… Read More »

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