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What is a QDRO and who needs one?

What is a QDRO and Who Needs One?

Part of every divorce is the splitting of marital assets between spouses. This includes real estate, cars, furniture, jewelry, art, and other personal property items. Marital assets can also include retirement accounts, pension plans, and other accounts. For some, it may be necessary to include a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) as part of the..

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Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Have 50/50 Custody?

Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Have 50/50 Custody?

California family courts prefer that in divorce cases involving a minor child, the parents share joint custody of that child. The best possible scenario is that the child spends time equally, 50/50, with each parent and the parents share legal decision-making responsibility regarding the child’s well-being. How does an equal split in custody affect child..

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Who is Considered the Custodial Parent in Joint Custody?

Who is Considered the Custodial Parent in Joint Custody?

Determining custody and visitation issues for a minor child can be fraught with emotions for the parents and the child in a divorce. When determining custody and visitation in the California family courts, the judge in the case will make a determination about which parent will be the custodial parent of the child. But what..

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