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Blog Posts in July, 2017

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  • Ending a Registered Domestic Partnership without Going to Court
    Ending a Registered Domestic Partnership without Going to Court

    In California, a registered domestic partnership is treated legally the same as a valid marriage – with all the rights and responsibilities of spouses to each other and everyone else. Ending a valid ...

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  • Creating a Domestic Partnership in California
    Creating a Domestic Partnership in California

    Although California does not recognize common law marriages, it does recognize an alternative to marriage. It is called a registered domestic partnership . According to Section 297 of the California ...

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  • Military Divorce vs. California Divorce Laws
    Military Divorce vs. California Divorce Laws

    California legislators have tried very hard for almost 50 years to make divorce a fair and relatively quick legal process for California’s residents. However, when one spouse (or both spouses) is an ...

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  • What's in a Title?  A Short History Lesson
    What's in a Title? A Short History Lesson

    On June 22, 2017, Sheila Michaels died at the age of 78. Michaels was a civil rights advocate and one of the first people to use the term Ms. as a title for a woman who did not belong to a man. During ...

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  • Proving an Inability to Support Yourself
    Proving an Inability to Support Yourself

    California is a no-fault divorce state. Regarding spousal support, it means receiving support will be based on need and the other party’s ability to pay. It will not be awarded as a form of punishment ...

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