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Man sues ex-wife over thousands of shoes

After becoming aware of a 1,200-pair shoe collection worth $1 million, a man in New York is suing his ex-wife for about 35 percent of its value. In California, the alleged hidden assets should have been disclosed and divided during the couple's divorce, due to the state law that community properties, or those acquired during a marriage, are to be divided equally.

Rapper agrees to higher payments after years of no child support

Developing a fair and appropriate arrangement when it comes to child support payments is something every divorcing parent strives for. It may not always feel like that, though, and in fact many parents end up unhappy with either the support they must pay or the support they receive. However, parents should keep in mind that when a significant change happens in a parent's life, there may be an opportunity to request a modification of a child support order in California.

Foul: When a parent violates a visitation agreement

It can be frustrating and upsetting when a parent violates the terms of a child support or child custody arrangement. From payment schedules to visitation hours, the guidelines of these agreements must be followed or a parent can face serious consequences. A California parent who violates a visitation agreement can face contempt charges among other penalties.

Kobe Bryant marriage on the rebound

When a couple files for divorce in California, there is a six-month waiting period between the time a person files and when the divorce is complete. This period of time is ultimately intended to make sure there is no possibility of reconciliation. In most cases, after the six months are over, an estranged couple completes their divorce. However, sometimes that period of time gives a couple the chance to rethink their decision to divorce and they must reassess their situation.

Emotional prenups: How does that make you feel?

Since the marriage of Mark Zuckerberg to his wife Priscilla, the subject of alternative prenuptial agreements has been raised. Reports suggest that Priscilla made a unique, and beneficial, move to have Zuckerberg sign a pre-prenuptial agreement. The document outlined certain requirements that were to be met in order for her to move across the country to live with him. Since this came to light, many couples are exploring different options when it comes to prenuptial agreements.

After a long separation, David Arquette files for divorce

The decision to divorce a spouse is never easy, and it is not something that happens overnight. Often, a divorce happens after all other solutions have been explored. A California couple may try counseling, relocation or separation before ultimately deciding that a marriage has run its course. Though never easy, divorces can go more smoothly when two people are committed to a peaceful resolution.

Man owes child support for 24 children

Many California parents struggle with child support payments. Whether they are making payments or collecting them, it is never any fun to deal with all the issues that may be involved. However, those who are struggling may be relieved that they are not one man from Tennessee who owes child support for 24 children.

What are a California parent's rights when it comes to relocating?

For any number of reasons, a parent may want or need to move out of California. Sometimes relocating may be required for a job or for family, but it can be very common. When one parent decides to move away, what happens with the custody of a child?