Assets and Debts Division At Divorce
Under California's community property laws, assets and debts spouses acquire during marriage belong equally to both of them, and they must divide them equally in divorce and each spouse keeps his or her separate property. California law defines community property as any asset acquired during marriage. Separate property is defi...
Surrogacy and Paid Family Leave
In New Delhi, India, female employees of the federal government can now apply for paid family leave if they have a child through surrogacy. The new decision from the personnel ministry came when a mother had twins through the assisted family planning process, yet was denied paid family leave because she was not the biological mother....
Adding Virtual Currency to Divorces
Divorces are infamous for being complex when it comes to defining which asset should be divided to which partner. Virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin or Litecoin, pose an increase in complexity when calculating their worth and deciding how to divide them between each party. In addition, the lack of paper trails when using the currenc...
Explaining Shared Custody to your Children
Shared custody between parents occurs when a judge allows guardianship and care for a child to both divorcing parents. Shared custody can be distinguished either by shared legal custody -such as religion or academics- and shared physical custody -which is how the child divides his time between both parents’ homes. Once the shared c...
Family Heirlooms and Divorce
Family heirlooms, which include antiques, photos, jewelry, or other collectibles, can be at the center of attention during divorce. The following tips can be used in order to facilitate the legal rights surrounding valuable items.
1. Personal Property v. Marital Assets
Anything acquired before marriage is consi...
How to Approach Social Media During Divorce?
Social media allows people to share their lives and feelings to a public space. It also has functions that enable users to meet new people or search for a romantic partner. On the other hand, your social media activity can turn into an allegation in your marriage and be held against you. This is because it reveals one’s personality...