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Some fees may be charged in splitting a 401(k)

California couples who are getting a divorce and who need to divide their employer-provided 401(k) account may not be aware that they need a document known as a Qualified Domestic Relations Order in order to complete that process. This is a complex document, and although it is required by both the court and the plan sponsor, there may also be a fee attached. The fee might be even higher if any changes are made.

Thurman and ex involved in bitter custody battle

California residents often hear about the custody battles of the rich and famous. The fight over custody can be very tense period, which is often heightened when it is done in the public eye. That is the case with the current battle between actress Uma Thurman and her ex, financier Arpad Busson, over their 4-year-old daughter.

Would divorce mediation be a helpful option for me?

When people think about divorce, they often imagine contentious battles that drag out between husband and wife as they work to dissolve their marriage. However, divorce does not have to be that way. Through divorce mediation, it is possible for a divorcing couple in California to minimize their conflict when addressing important matters.

Determining if mediation is right for a divorcing couple

For many California residents who decide that they no longer want to stay married, getting a divorce can be costly. However, mediation is an alternative that can save divorcing couples some money. It involves a neutral third party who helps former couples come to an agreement outside of the courtroom. However, this method of divorce may not be right for everyone.

Taking care to avoid property division mistakes

Californians who are getting divorced might want to make certain to avoid certain mistakes that can leave them with less from their divorces than they might otherwise receive. Taking into account income differences and potential tax consequences when dividing assets may help people to ensure that they get what they should be entitled to.


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