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13 09, 2018

A single factor could predict divorce

By | 2018-10-30T10:32:02+00:00 September 13th, 2018|divorce|0 Comments

Hope is an important component in determining whether a California marriage is going to last. This was one of the findings of a study conducted by the University of Washington in 1992. It found that participants who were disillusioned or disappointed about their marriages were likely to be divorced within three years of the study taking place. Couples therapists have also noted that those who are disillusioned with their relationships are likely to get divorced.This is because a marriage takes effort, and those who are [...]

28 08, 2018

Preparing for a new school year after divorce

By | 2018-10-30T10:32:02+00:00 August 28th, 2018|child custody|0 Comments

When California parents consider divorce, they often think about the complex ways that the end of the marriage can affect their children. As the back-to-school season dawns, the first new academic year after divorce can add additional confusion and stress to a period that is already full of anxiety, excitement and anticipation. When children are going back and forth between different homes, their parents can work together and separately to provide academic support. In addition, both parents can help their kids to feel loved and [...]

13 08, 2018

Millenials and prenuptial agreements

By | 2018-10-30T10:32:03+00:00 August 13th, 2018|prenuptial agreements|0 Comments

According to the results of a survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, over 50 percent of responding attorneys stated that they have noticed an increase in prenuptial agreements among millennials. A prenuptial agreement can be used to protect individuals’ assets should their marriage in end divorce.The president of the organization states that millennials differ from past generations when it comes to how prenuptial agreements are viewed. Millennials tend to view prenuptial agreements as part of a business deal. […]

30 07, 2018

Co-parenting challenges and strategies to reduce conflict

By | 2018-10-30T10:32:03+00:00 July 30th, 2018|child custody|0 Comments

A licensed mental health counselor has developed guidelines to help divorcing parents in California help their children during and after the process. Her advice focuses on creating environments that benefit the children and avoid conflict and divisiveness between the parents. When parents get divorced, they should accept that the children need relationships with both of them unless safety is an issue. Working from that starting point, co-parents could develop consistent rules between their households so that children experience stable expectations about behavior. When people with [...]

25 07, 2018

Should you use social media during your divorce?

By | 2018-10-30T10:32:04+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Social media is such a part of everyday life that it can be unimaginable going without it, especially during hard times. The support and connection you receive from friends, family and even strangers can be a blessing when you need it most. When you go through a divorce, you may turn to social media to vent or seek validation, comfort and advice. However, social media also has its drawbacks, making it not the wisest place to be during this emotionally and legally vulnerable time. Anything [...]

16 07, 2018

Talking to the kids about prenuptial agreements

By | 2018-10-30T10:32:04+00:00 July 16th, 2018|prenuptial agreements|0 Comments

For some California residents who plan on getting married, the idea of getting prenuptial agreement can be a turnoff. Many see prenups as an indication that a marriage is not likely going to last. However, these agreements can be a useful tool even in a healthy marriage. Parents should talk to their kids about prenuptial agreements before going to college. While this age may seem young, there are many reasons why the teen years could be an acceptable time. Since a typical high schooler has [...]

5 07, 2018

Divorce process includes budgeting, saving and estate planning

By | 2018-10-30T10:32:05+00:00 July 5th, 2018|divorce|0 Comments

Divorces require people to rethink their futures and make important and sometimes long-term financial decisions. A person going through a divorce in California can expect the process to alter his or her household income and expenses. An honest assessment of the financial situation and careful planning could help a person overcome setbacks.The development of a post-divorce budget is an essential first step. This process allows people to see exactly what their monthly bills for housing, food, transportation, insurance and utilities will be. Divorcees might need [...]

21 06, 2018

Divorce, single women and retirement

By | 2018-10-30T10:32:05+00:00 June 21st, 2018|divorce|0 Comments

Going through a divorce can have a detrimental effect on one’s finances. California residents who get a divorce are likely to need to divide their assets in half, support two households instead one for a period of time and still have to pay costly fees to their attorney. As a result, these individuals may find that they don’t have enough financial assets to see them through retirement.According to a study conducted by the Center for Retirement Research, households that have been through a divorce have [...]

7 06, 2018

Female breadwinners on the hook for spousal support

By | 2018-10-30T10:32:06+00:00 June 7th, 2018|divorce|0 Comments

Female breadwinners in California are finding that spousal support may be their new reality when the dust settles from their divorce. According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers survey, 45 percent of lawyers had seen an increase in female breadwinners being held responsible for alimony over the past three years. An estimated 54 percent of lawyers saw an increase in mothers who were responsible for child support.Where in the past it might have been the man responsible for paying spousal maintenance and child support, [...]

27 05, 2018

Can my ex move my kids out of state?

By | 2018-10-30T10:32:06+00:00 May 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just when you thought your post-divorce California life was settling into some kind of normalcy, your ex-spouse announced that (s)he just got a big promotion at work that means (s)he must move out of state. Naturally (s)he intends to take the kids with him or her. Now what? The answer to that question depends on the following three factors: Which type of custody (s)he has Whether or not you object to the move Whether or not the two of you can come to a new agreement [...]