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James D. Madden & Aruna P. Rodrigo, Family Law Attorneys

Recent Posts in Property Division Category

How Will Infidelity or Adultery Affect My Divorce Case?

Even though adultery can end a relationship in a heartbeat, it may not have the same dramatic effect on your divorce case depending on which state you live in. California is one of a number of states that allow for “no fault” divorce ...

How to Divide Retirement Savings in a California Divorce

California is a “community property” state. This means that all assets, savings, and debts acquired during a marriage must be divided equally. Retirement savings are also equally distributed, but can be more complicated. Because there are ...

Divorce and Pets

When it comes to pets, most of us consider them to be a part our family. We care for them, play with them, and love them almost as much as our children (Shh…don’t tell your kids). It is estimated that 62% of American households have ...

What Rights Do I Have If I Am A Registered Domestic Partner?

Pursuant to section 297.5 of the California Family Code, persons who are registered as a domestic partner shall have the same rights, protections, benefits and shall have the same obligations as those granted to and imposed upon spouses. This means ...

What Is Community Property?

Pursuant to California Family Code section 760, "except as otherwise provided by statute, all property, real or personal, wherever situated, acquired by a married person during marriage while domiciled in this state is community property." ...

What Is Separate Property?

Separate property is not subject to division by the court upon dissolution of marriage or legal separation. In California, separate property is defined by the family code as: All property owned by the person before marriage. All property acquired by ...

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