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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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