WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD YOU REVEAL TO YOUR SPOUSE IN A DIVORCE CASE?

If you are going through a divorce, how much should you let your spouse know?  The short answer is “everything.”   At least everything that might relate to your finances.  California Family Code Sec. 2100 requires that shortly after a divorce proceeding is filed, both parties must make a full and accurate disclosure of all assets …

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SUMMARY DISSOLUTION IN CALIFORNIA

“Summary” means a brief account of something giving the main points, or done quickly without formality.  In legal proceedings, it means short and free from the complexities of a full trial.  Summary comes from Latin summa, meaning “whole, totality or gist.” Summary Dissolution is a procedure in California under which a married couple can get an easier (but not faster) divorce. …

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WHAT IS “RELIEF FROM STAY”?

When anyone files a bankruptcy, an “Automatic Stay” goes into effect.  This stops most types of legal action against or attempts to collect a debt from the debtor (the person or entity that filed the bankruptcy).  A lawsuit cannot be started or continued.  Foreclosures on the debtor’s real estate are stopped.  Eviction proceedings are generally …

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