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Can I get back my down payment?

If you bought a home in San Jose, it probably came at a hefty price.  The down payment may come from the money you and your spouse saved together, the money one of you or both of you saved before

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Date of Separation Revisited

The date of separation is a critical issue in characterizing property and the length of marriage for the purposes of spousal support duration. In a previous post, I talked about In re. Marriage of Davis, a 2015 decision that defined the date

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we are filing for divorce, but we are still living together. what is our date of separation? 

With the cost of living in San Jose and the Bay Area, many people cannot afford to move out and stay under the same roof while going through divorce. In San Jose in particular, it is the high rent that

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Common Issues in a San Jose Divorce

The San Jose area has experienced tremendous growth in the last 20 years. Knowing how to deal with complex property division issues means the difference between a successful out come and compromising your rights. Here is what commonly comes up

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Keeping your Dignity

What is keeping your dignity? Here are the things I tell clients when we talk about keeping dignity. The course your divorce takes depends on you. If your spouse wants nothing else but to push your buttons, you have to

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Divorce and Bankruptcy

Many people going through divorce use credit cards to finance their living expenses.  This is how questions about what to do with the mounting debt come up.  People have different feelings about bankruptcy.  However, depending on your situation, filing for

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Things you should know about Asset Division

It seems straight forward that you would divide everything you have in half when you divorce.  But, sometimes, things may not be that simple.  Common issues in a San Jose divorce are figuring out how to divide a house, a

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How to survive divorce the right way

Surviving divorce the right way means the difference between a good outcome and years of being stuck in the system with no end in sight.  Here are a few tips on how to survive divorce the right way.  ​ (1). Understand

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Why you must act to Reduce Spousal Support

Spousal support is a thorny issue in divorce for both the payor and the recipient.  While nowadays few divorces involve spousal support, there are divorces that do.  If you are paying spousal support, this may be the largest financial obligation

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H4 Visa and Divorce

As part of helping clients with divorce, inevitably, immigration questions come up.  The Bay Area has become a home to people from all over the world.  As a San Jose divorce lawyer, I have learned that it is important for

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