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Will I receive spousal support?

Divorce can be difficult in many ways. There are a variety of results that could come after you and your spouse decide to split.

One result is a change in your financial situation. If your spouse provided the majority of your household income, you could be left with little to no financial support after a divorce. However, you may be able to receive spousal support.

Couples in Silicon Valley should consider a prenuptial agreement

Prenuptial agreements do not seem very romantic. Many couples decide not to pursue a prenuptial agreement because they feel that may detract from their relationship's romance. But prenuptial agreements are very important legal documents that can protect your assets in the future.

In the unlikely event that you and your partner get a divorce, a prenuptial agreement can be worth its weight in gold. Couples in Silicon Valley who have accumulated significant property, real estate and other assets may be particularly interested in a prenuptial agreement.

Hoover Krepelka, LLP Ranked Among Top Three Divorce Law Firms in San Jose

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We are proud to announce that Three Best Rated ranked Hoover Krepelka, LLP as one of the top three divorce law firms in San Jose. Three Best Rated is an organization that uses a 50-point inspection for ranking the top three restaurants, professionals, health care providers and other businesses in cities across the US. The organization checks a business's reputation, reviews and other multiple other factors before designating it among the top three for a specific area.

Could Social Media Posts Hurt My Divorce?

Social media mistakes can lead to embarrassing consequences for your social or professional life. At worst, you could lose friends or your job. However, you could also make mistakes on social media during your divorce. Depending on the nature of the mistake, you could seriously harm the outcome of your divorce case. Common social media mistakes during divorce include:

3 Surprising Reasons Why You Might Lose Child Custody

In family court, the judge might award joint or sole legal or physical custody to the parents of a child. Should you lose legal or physical child custody, your visitation might become limited. If you're facing a child custody battle in court and are afraid of this possibility, you should know about these three reasons why you might lose child custody.

What is the Difference Between Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Dependence?

When facing juvenile dependency courts, the results can seem quite grim. It's not easy deciding the future of families whose children have been removed from the home. In California, judges are handling hundreds of cases a day that involve families and children. If you're facing juvenile dependency court, there are two terms you may want to review with your attorney: juvenile delinquency and juvenile dependence. Make sure you clear up any confusion, so you make the right decisions regarding your case.

How is Child Support Calculated in California?

Calculating child support in California can be complicated for either parent. A calculator has been provided by the State of California and you can simply enter your relevant information into and the calculator will be able to determine how much might be paid. However, there are some factors that could affect how much child support you might end up paying.

What is Spousal Support, Also Known as Alimony?

If you've made more money than your spouse and are considering filing for divorce, brace yourself. You may be required to make alimony, also known as spousal support, payments. This includes spouses who worked while the other took care of the home. The payments are usually done monthly until:

What Are Grandparents' Visitation Rights?

A grandparent would never think that their right to see their grandkids could be taken away. Unfortunately, life-changing events such as death, divorce, or estrangement can force separation between grandparents and grandchildren. This breaking of families can cause desperate grandmothers and fathers seek legal action to retain their grandparent rights. All 50 states in the US have some type of grandparent visitation statute. This means that grandparents can ask to be granted the legal right to maintain a relationship with their grandchild. Each state, however, varies in who can visit and how visitation will be carried out. Only about 20 states have restrictive visitation statutes. This means that grandparents can get a court-ordered visitation only if the parents are divorcing or if both parents died. The circumstances of carrying this restrictive visitation out is also dependent on the state.

One Billion Rising to End Violence Against Women

This Valentine's Day will also be the day of One Billion Rising, a worldwide movement aiming to end all forms of violence against women. One in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, usually by someone they know. Partners engaged in domestic violence can extend their violence beyond physical and sexual abuse however. This can include:

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