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Why “gray divorce” is booming

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on December 11, 2014

“Gray divorce” is a term that came into use n the early 21st century.  It refers to divorce among people aged 50 and over. Books and studies on the subject have been published, and according to the AARP, the rate of 50+ divorces appears to be increasing. Is grey divorce simply a function of the […]

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Premarital Agreements

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on September 3, 2014

Premarital Agreements

The purpose of a “prenup”, or premarital agreement, is to create a document that legally establishes how certain assets and/or property will be distributed if the upcoming marriage should, at a future time, be terminated.  The agreement provides protection and direction concerning a future event that may not occur.  It does not cast any particular […]

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Community Property in California

by Dinnebier & Demmerle on August 21, 2014

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California is one of nine U.S. states known as “community property” states.  The laws regarding community property, separate property, and quasi-community property can affect estate planning and probate matters, and divorce proceedings as well.  And since it never hurts to refresh our knowledge of the basics, here is an overview of how California law defines […]

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