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Moving to the Golden State? Just visiting? Or maybe you've been a California native all your life.

California has a rich legal history, and because of it, the state has a unique set of laws. So before you decide to join the Raider Nation and grab some In-N-Out on the way to the beach, check out these 10 laws you'll want to know if you're in California:

It's a love story that seems too good to be true: Two nonagenarians, alone in their later years, get married after a chance meeting in line for lottery tickets.

But as it turns out, it may indeed be too good to true -- or at least to be legal. The bride, 96-year-old widow Edith Hill, was declared mentally incapacitated several years ago, reports The Associated Press. And now a Virginia judge -- who called her marriage to 95-year-old widower Eddie Harrison "improper" -- has appointed an attorney as Hill's guardian. The lawyer's task: to determine whether the marriage is in Hill's best interest.

Why is this elderly couple's seemingly storybook marriage being subjected to such legal scrutiny?

If you are involved in a domestic dispute, you may find yourself served with a temporary restraining order.

A temporary restraining order (TRO) is a court order directing an individual to do or not do specific acts for a specific time period, generally until a court hearing regarding issuing a permanent order. TROs are typically used to prohibit someone from making contact or coming near a specific person, although they can also include a range of other directives, such as continuing to pay certain bills or to refrain from possessing a firearm.

What should you do if you are served with a TRO? Here are five steps you'll want to consider:

Often in divorce, one ex-spouse can become shellshocked by the process. Paralyzed by fear over family and financial woes, these former partners can cast themselves in the roles of victims.

Writing for ABC News, Laura Mattia of the Baron Financial Group believes that women often become financial victims during divorce because of the way they relate to their spouses during marriage. But divorcing spouses can empower themselves when it comes to financial and family situations, rather than taking a sideline in their own divorces.

For both women and men, take note of these five empowering legal tips and avoid becoming a victim in your divorce:

An Oklahoma oil tycoon who amassed one of the world's largest private oil empires may soon be known for a more dubious honor: the priciest divorce in history.

Harold Hamm and his wife Sue Ann announced last year that they were divorcing after 25 years. Eight months later, however, the battle of Hamm's earnings over the course of the couple's marriage, estimated at $17 billion, continues in an Oklahoma City courtroom, reports CNBC.

How will the court determine whether the soon-to-be ex-Mrs. Hamm is due a share of her estranged husband's earnings?

Back-to-school time can be a powder keg for divorced or divorcing parents, especially when it comes to dealing with child custody.

While "divorce season" kicks off on New Years Day, as two divorce-mediation experts write for The Huffington Post, divorcing or divorced couples with children will test their mettle when summer ends and the school year begins. Meeting with teachers may take a back seat to battling with your ex about taking your kids to school.

Help yourself, and your children, by avoiding unnecessary conflict and remembering to update your child custody arrangements. If you haven't done so yet, here are a few pointers to keep in mind:

The truth is, very rarely does a perfectly happy couple get divorced. Divorce, while in many ways onerous, can be a legal way to cut the cord and ultimately invite more happiness into your life.

The Huffington Post recounts more than a dozen ways in which divorce might change a couple for the better, including lowering anxiety and increasing happiness for each spouse. But it all depends on how you approach the actual divorce process.

Check out these seven legal ways to have a "happy" divorce that might work for you:

Palimony sure sounds an awful lot like alimony, and it also works in a very similar way.

Alimony, of course, refers to spousal support payments made by one spouse to another as set out in either a settlement agreement following a divorce, or in a court order. By contrast, palimony refers to similar payments, but between two people who lived together as a couple but were never married.

How does palimony work?

Divorce attorneys can be essential to getting you and your family to a resolution that brings you financial stability and closure, but it's pretty likely to cost you something. There are a variety of ways to pay a divorce attorney's fees, but specific quirks of family law make paying a divorce lawyer a bit different.

Don't be caught unaware about how to pay your divorce attorney, check out these five free factoids about attorney's fees:

A newly released study pits two beloved institutions against each other: social media -- specifically, Facebook -- and divorce.

The study appears in the July 2014 edition of the journal Computers in Human Behavior. Researchers analyzed the relationship between social media platforms, marriage satisfaction, and divorce, discovering that "Facebook penetration" is associated with "increasing divorce rates."

Facebook has certainly never been of great help to troubled couples, but is social media use really associated with divorce?