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  • 20 Sep. 2016

    4 Divorce Myths Busted

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If you are considering filing for divorce, there is a chance you have heard many contradictory things about the legal process. In fact, some myths may have even prevented you from taking action. Regardless of where you are in the process, it is important to note that much of what you have heard may only be rumor. Our Orange County divorce lawyers at The Buncher Law Corporation have busted four ...
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  • 1 Aug. 2016

    Understanding Separate and Community Property in California

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    When married couples decide to file for divorce, there are often numerous issues, including child support, child custody, spousal support and more. One of the most important matters that must be dealt with in a timely manner, which can be hotly contested during divorce, involves property division. Oftentimes, couples who are not able to reach a resolution are forced to litigate the issues in ...
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  • 26 Jul. 2016

    You Don't Have To Get Stuck With Your Spouse's Education Loans In A Divorce

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    There is a reimbursement claim that is often missed by family law attorneys because it is an exception to community property principles. The basic rule of community property is that all debts or assets acquired during marriage belong to both spouses. Such community debts and assets are equally divided. However, this rule does not apply to loans and expenses incurred or paid during a marriage for a ...
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  • 9 Apr. 2013

    Preparing for Divorce: Looking After Your Money

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Maybe you are researching about a potential dissolution of your marriage. If you do find it necessary to proceed with a divorce, you also know that there will be some tough days ahead. That's why one of the first things that anyone with experience will tell you is that preparation is essential. Rather than be overwhelmed, think about your priorities so that you can plan your actions rather ...
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  • 13 Aug. 2012

    Separated? What’s your Tax Liability?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Basically, there are three ways to end a marriage or registered domestic partnership within the State of California: by divorce, by legal separation, or by annulment. Legal separation is similar to a dissolution of marriage or dissolution of a domestic partnership in terms of the range of issues that are resolved, however the parties remain married or registered to each other. If you are legally ...
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  • 8 Aug. 2012

    Mediation: An Alternative Approach to Family Law Litigation

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    For some, family law litigation doesn't fit the bill. Bringing an action in the family law courts can be costly in more ways than one: it can be expensive, it can be time-consuming, and it can leave you feeling out of control and intimidated by the legal system. When kids are involved, these costs can multiply quickly. This is why family law mediation is so effective and rewarding - it gives ...
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  • 6 Aug. 2012

    Post-Dissolution Estate Planning: Getting Your Affairs in Order

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Estate planning is probably the last thing in the world you want to think about post-divorce. You've just digested the finances of your case, filled out financial disclosures that detail your every last possession, and now matters are finally resolved. But, we're not done. While information is fresh in your mind - especially as you begin to rebuild your life - this is the time to update ...
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  • 16 Jul. 2012

    Book Review: Why Men and Woman Approach Divorce Differently

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    I just finished reading a book For Better or Worse: Divorce Reconsidered by Mavis Hetherington and John Kelly. One conclusion, which isn't much of a surprise, men and women approach divorce in very different ways. The book itself is quite a refreshing study. Hetherington (a psychology professor at the University of Virginia) collated data from more than 1,400 families and 2,500 children over ...
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  • 27 Jun. 2012

    Dividing Debt in a Divorce

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In today's economy, I can't think of a single divorce I have handled that doesn't weigh heavily on the family finances. Consider this installment an extension of one of my earlier posts titled " How to Save Money in a Divorce." And probably one of the most important things you'll do is decide how to distribute your debt. Let's start with a hypothetical situation ...
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  • 18 Jun. 2012

    Divorce and Your Taxes - Tax Free Transfer Rule

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Continuing my basic primer on family law – last time, I posted a fairly complete discussion on advantages (if any) of filing for divorce first. This post, I will go into a little detail about divorce and Taxes. First, let's start with a common scenario: Wife loves the family home, it has sentimental value and she does not want to uproot the kids. Husband has spent years building stock in ...
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  • 21 May. 2012

    Epstein Credit and How it Works.

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    First Epistle to Timothy in Old Testament starts "For the love of money is the root of all evil." It goes without saying that the root of most divorces is discussion over money, or more accurately, the division of community property. And therein lies another saying worth repeating: the devil is in the details. Income earned after the date of the separation is treated by the court as ...
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  • 12 Apr. 2012

    The Elkins Family Law Task Force: Reforming the Way Californians Divorce

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    Here's a development that I think points to the progress that we've made to streamline certain processes that - in their current form - are far more complicated than they need to be. In 2008 the Elkins Family Law Task Force was created in response to the lack of efficiency, the high cost and the complexity of divorcing in California. This task force set out to research and make ...
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  • 9 Apr. 2012

    Should Alimony Laws Be Changed

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    This recent article I read (see http://usat.ly/wrvL9t; US Today, Jan 18, 2012; "Should alimony laws be changed?”) is interesting because it shows how some of our time-honored laws have become outdated. For instance, alimony laws were put into effect at a time when it was believed that women (more than men) needed more protection. Law-making is like that. There are many laws currently on ...
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