Under California’s Community Property model, divorcing spouses each own half of their real property and half of their debts equally. Separate property—property that was acquired by one spouse before the marriage and was never commingled into the marriage—is an exception, but, for the most part, California couples can expect to split the total value of […]
Guest post by Laurel Starks, CEO & Founder, The Ilumni Institute IRS liens can be bombshells in cases where clients are banking on the equity from their property to pay for debts and to bankroll their future. There’s nothing like calculating a few hundred thousand dollars in equity, only to learn there is an outstanding […]
Going through a divorce will take a toll on your emotions, but did you know you could also suffer long-term financial damage if you rush headlong into proceedings without taking steps to protect your credit? If you don’t pay attention to this important aspect of your financial health—or if your spouse intentionally sabotages your credit—you […]
2020 has been quite a year in the Bay Area. Between the threat of contracting COVID-19, pandemic-related job losses and business closures, and being forced into house arrest under the country’s strictest Stay at Home orders, some residents may feel as though they’ve been knocked around enough for a lifetime.