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  • 10 Dec. 2015

    I Think I Need A Second Opinion Before I Finalize My Divorce Judgment. Can You Help?

    Posted By The Buncher Family Law Corporation

    Everyone thinks they know a thing or two about family law. Chances are you know someone who's been through a divorce, you've followed a pop culture story about a divorcing celebrity couple, or your friend of a friend of a friend has family law war stories to share. Here's the truth: divorce is a pretty common reality in our society, and it becomes exceedingly difficult to sort out ...
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  • 13 Nov. 2015

    Part One: My Ex Is Not Paying Support On Time - What Can I Do To Fix This?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If your spouse, or soon-to-be-ex spouse, is not making court-ordered child support or spousal support payments on time, your most straight forward option is wage garnishment. First, you need to carefully evaluate the court order that established the payments. Does it provide a payment deadline? Typical language usually provides for one-half the total support award to be paid on the first of the ...
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  • 25 Mar. 2014

    Divorce And Taxes: Why It Is Important To Resolve Tax Filing Issues Before April 15, 2014

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If you are in the midst of dissolving your marriage and have children, you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse are probably negotiating issues concerning your tax filing status for 2013. Your federal tax filing status is based on your marital and family situation. These are important factors in determining whether you must file a return, what your standard deduction is, and your correct amount of tax. ...
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  • 28 Mar. 2013

    Timing and Implementing Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In a previous post, I explained that Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (" ATROs ") are orders that come into effect once a summons is served in a dissolution action. ATROs apply to both parties in a case, and the orders remain in effect for the entirety of your case. There are four specific rules governing ATROS, you can read them here. In addition to the four automatic rules, the ...
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  • 21 Mar. 2013

    Protections from Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In a previous post, I explained that Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders (" ATROs ") are orders that come into effect once a summons is served in a dissolution action. ATROs apply to both parties in a case, and the orders remain in effect for the entirety of your case. There are four specific rules governing ATROS, you can read them here. In addition to the four automatic rules, the ...
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  • 19 Mar. 2013

    How do you start a Mediation for Divorce?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    All divorce processes start with the filing of a petition. for a complete overview on the early stage of the dissolution process. A mediator can assist with the preparation of a petition for dissolution and the filing of a petition with the court. Mediation may be more straight-forward than litigation, in terms of cost and scheduling, but the process is just as serious and structured. Remember to ...
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  • 14 Mar. 2013

    Exceptions in Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    In a previous post, I explained that Automatic Temporary Restraining Orders ("ATROs") are orders that come into effect once a summons is served in a dissolution action. ATROs apply to both parties in a case, and the orders remain in effect for the entirety of your case. There are four specific rules governing ATROS, you can read them here. In addition to the four automatic rules, the ...
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  • 24 Oct. 2012

    What do I have to prove to get an annulment of my marriage in court?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    If you decide to pursue a nullity of marriage proceeding in court, you need to consider how you will prove that your marriage should be considered invalid. This is a crucial aspect of case strategy, and you should make sure that your attorney is well-versed in the law before proceeding. Experienced counsel - someone familiar with the intricacies of the law - should be consulted. As discussed in ...
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  • 22 Oct. 2012

    What should I consider before filing for an annulment?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    There are some advantages to consider in filing for an annulment of your marriage, provided you have the discretion to choose between an annulment and a dissolution of marriage: On the flipside, there are some potential disadvantages to consider in filing for an annulment: The decision to pursue an annulment of marriage may or may not be an easy one for you to make. This can be a difficult area of ...
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  • 17 Oct. 2012

    What is an annulment of marriage?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    An annulment of marriage operates in similar fashion to a dissolution of marriage: once the Court enters judgment, your marriage is terminated and you are considered a single person again. There are important distinctions between the two causes of action that this posting will address, but both proceedings ultimately result in the termination of your marriage. An annulment of marriage should be ...
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  • 15 Oct. 2012

    Should I consider an annulment of my marriage or dissolution?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    That's the trending question these days, based on emails we have received and the input from clients: the means of ending marriage. My motivation here is to clarify the topic in a series of posts. Anything that remains unclear, I urge that you contact our office or your attorney. In California, there are three ways a marriage can be legally dissolved - when one of the married parties passes ...
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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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  • 14 Jun. 2012

    Are There Any Advantages to Filing for Divorce First?

    Posted By The Buncher Law Corporation

    This post is part of a continuing series to help you through a basic primer on family law and what's in the court's powers to decide. Last week, I posted definitions and parameters of Visitation and how it affects support. In this post, I will go into a little detail about one of the most puzzling questions surrounding divorce filings. Divorce attorneys are often asked if there is a ...
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