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Grounds for divorce in California

If you are considering getting a divorce from your spouse in Stockton, you should know that divorce laws are not as complicated as many might make them seem, while at the same time also being incredibly complex. Confused yet? That is exactly the feeling shared by most who come to see us here at San Joaquin Family Law. They often are not aware that you have to cite a grounds for divorce when seeking the dissolution of your marriage. This is largely due to the fact that California is a "no fault" state when it comes to divorce, meaning that neither you or your spouse need to be deemed at fault in ending your marriage. 

Former reality TV star and ex maintaining civility during divorce

In contentious marriages, the line between love and hate can be razor thin. That may be why it is seemingly so difficult for many Stockton to believe that such a thing as an amicable split is possible. A great of emotion may go into making a marriage work; and equally significant amount may go into ending one. Because of this abundance of emotion felt between a divorcing couple (both good and bad), it may indeed be unrealistic to expect them to get along smoothly in the immediate aftermath of their separation (even though doing so is undoubtedly in the best interests of their children). 

Should you withdraw from your 401k during your divorce?

Deciding how to divvy up your 401k can easily become one of the most complex issues in your divorce. Depending on how long you (and your employer in Stockton) have been contributing to it, there could very well be a significant amount of money in there already. It may be difficult to sell your ex-spouse on the virtue of being patient with such an account, and he or she may want whatever portion of it they are owed through your divorce agreement right now. This dilemma illustrates why the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers lists dividing retirement and pension accounts amongst the top three most contentious issues dealt with during divorce proceedings. So how should you handle such a situation? 

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