Ricklin & Associates
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Separation or Divorce: Where to Start

When married partners consider divorce, they often begin the process with a separation. But separation isn't the only step toward divorce. Divorce and separation are two different agreements, and one may be more appropriate for your situation than the other ...
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Best Practices To Keep Custody Rights Of Your Child

Divorce can be chaotic, especially if you have kids and assets to consider. Even if you have previously established a custody arrangement for your child, you may be surprised to learn that you can lose those rights later on. As ...
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Important Considerations in High-Asset Divorces

Dividing assets in a divorce elevates in complexity depending on the amount and value of assets involved. If you’re going through a high-asset divorce, Ricklin & Associates presents the following steps and considerations: ...
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Don’t Make a Move Before Planning to Move Away

With the kids off at their other parent’s house for parts of the summer, you might have a little bit more time to yourself over the coming weeks. And depending on what stage of your personal life or your career ...
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Navigating Spousal Support: How a Court May Determine Your Agreement

Divorce is wrought with many unanswered questions, especially at the start of the separation process. As you move forward post-divorce, you may be wondering how your joint-custody situation will affect you and your children, how your newly single status will ...
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Navigating Child Custody and Paternity One Step at a Time

In a divorce, separation, or ended relationship, children should always be the number one priority. You may feel completely overwhelmed and not know where to start—and this is where an experienced attorney can help. Below are the steps to consider ...
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Minding Your Business During Divorce

Because California is what is known as a Community Property/Equitable Division State, it sees both partners as equal in their claim to all property that was acquired during the marriage. Unlike Equitable-Distribution States, factors such as earning power, involvement in ...
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The Benefits of Prenuptial Agreements

Prenuptial agreements – much like their lesser-known cousins, postnuptial agreement – aren’t just for the rich and famous. These marital contracts have become more common in recent years as couples seek to document ownership of their assets and debts to ...
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Moving on After Divorce: Surviving the Holidays

The holidays are supposed to be the happiest time of year but if you’re going through a divorce, it can feel anything but. Dealing with separations, divorce, child custody issues, and division of assets is difficult enough; simply making it ...
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