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Changes in California law happen all the time. Often, they do not affect marriage or divorce. However, as of January 1, 2020, heterosexual couples in California will now have the option to enter into a domestic partnership. At the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi, we want to discuss this law change and how it […]

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We know that it is incredibly stressful when you are going through a divorce or separation. If you have children, the situation becomes much more complicated. One thing is certain – both child support and spousal maintenance may be a reality. At the Law Offices of Stephanie L. Mahdavi, we understand that these issues can […]

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Toni Anderson got divorced from her husband in the 1970s. While he took off to Canada to avoid paying child support, she began raising her then 3-year-old daughter on her own. She did not think about child support payments then, instead of focusing on ensuring her daughter had a good childhood. “I kind of put […]

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Prenuptial agreements are not uncommon in California and postnuptial agreements are even becoming more common. Postnuptial agreements are agreements between spouses that are entered into after they are already married in order to settle things like division of assets, debt allocation, and spousal support in the event that the couple decides to divorce. People often […]

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When the tightly wound yarn called ‘family’ begins fraying or completely unravels, the problems that caused such extrication are either easily resolvable, or thrown into complete chaos. Think about your last family argument. Perhaps mom wasn’t being ‘reasonable’ with her responses to decisions you made, or father decided to spend family savings on some outlandish […]

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Couples who have been living together for a long time are generally considered married in some states. This is not the case for couples in California as common law marriages are not recognized here. Yet common law marriages created in other states are recognized in California. If you have any questions about your marital status […]

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Prenuptial agreements are often the best approach to preventing unnecessary financial battles in the future. With the alarming percentage of failed marriages rising, couples these days choose to prepare just in case the unfortunate happens. While some may think this is not the right approach to enter a civil union, others like to take advantage […]

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