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Divorce Planning (What to Do BEFORE Your Divorce)

Most people seek the advice and expertise of professionals when making major decisions.  For example, people often work with financial planners for investment and retirement advice. Most people use real estate agents when buying property, and hire accountants or tax preparers to file their income taxes.  Unfortunately, and to their financial and emotional detriment, people rarely seek the advice of a Family Law attorney before making what might be the two of the most life-altering decisions of their lives – marriage or divorce.

Moving in with your significant other or deciding to get married? Although these are joyful times and exciting milestones in your life, make no mistake, you are making a major decision that should not be taken lightly. In addition to the emotional aspects involved in your commitment, you should also consider the legal and financial ramifications of cohabitation and/or marriage under California Family Law. Whether or not you ultimately decide to enter into a cohabitation, pre-marital or post-marital agreement, the Family Law attorneys at Razai & Nefulda, APC, can provide you with solid advice before stepping in to the next phase of your life.

Deciding to end your marriage can be an agonizing, emotional and confusing process.  In addition to the personal turmoil, the many legal issues involved in a divorce or separation such as child custody, child support, spousal support, and the division of property under the California Family Code can be overwhelming, and more often than not, are only discovered after an action is filed and when orders are being made by the Court affecting almost every aspect of your life. As most marriages deteriorate over time, you should seek advice concerning the legal and financial implications of a separation of divorce before you actually file.  The Family Law attorneys at Razai & Nefulda, APC, can provide you with the knowledge and advice to enable you to take the affirmative steps to minimize the impact of your decision.

Some Common Family Law Misconceptions:

“We have no community property funds. We keep separate bank accounts.”

“My spouse has no interest in the house.  Only my name is on title.”

“My spouse has no interest in the house. I owned it prior to marriage.”

“That’s my business. I started it before marriage.”

“I can move out of the house and still get joint custody of our children later on.”

Use our services to know what to do and what not to do BEFORE you file for divorce. Our pre-divorce proprietary information (which you will receive as part of the flat fee for the Divorce Planning service) will put everything into perspective (especially if your significant other won’t sign a premarital agreement).