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Blog Posts in December, 2015

  • Can I Get My Down Payment Back if I Bought the House Before Marriage?

    || 28-Dec-2015

    One of the questions that many divorcing couples often ask is about their home. In California, our state differentiates between individual property and marital property. The former is the property that belongs solely to one spouse while the latter is all of the assets and properties acquired during the marriage. Your home could be considered separate property under the following conditions: You ...
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  • Tips for Divorced Parents During the Holidays

    || 23-Dec-2015

    As a divorced parent, you know that the holidays can be particularly tough on your children. At the same time, we at Center for Mediated Divorce understand that your children come first. It is also important to look after your needs as well, as your children will be looking to your for strength and guidance. There are many ways you can continue enjoying the holiday season while reducing conflict. ...
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  • What Is "Separate Property?"

    || 14-Dec-2015

    During a divorce, the courts will take into consideration the respective properties in the marriage – separate property and marital property. When you enter a marriage, everything becomes shared. It is not only limited to finances but also the home where you live. How do you determine what is separate property and what will remain yours in the event of a divorce? How the Law Views Separate ...
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