Have you and your spouse come to the conclusion that divorce is necessary? If you plan on moving forward with the process, you need to understand how it will impact your life.
Some married couples in California may want to be apart from each other, but do not want or cannot undergo a divorce. The state's family law allows spouses and domestic partners to separate without filing for divorce or dissolving the domestic partnership.
Following friends and family on Facebook and other social media sites is part of our daily lives. But, this technology may be used or abused to annoy or harass a spouse during or after a divorce.
This year, some states have enacted laws governing custody of a beloved family member: the couple's pet. Determining pet custody after divorce in California is still somewhat complicated.
Many aspects of divorce and finances come down to timing. However, couples who are ending their marriage have almost one additional year to claim the federal tax deduction for paying alimony.
The latest version of the tax bill under consideration in Congress eliminates the deduction for alimony payments and may also have other consequences for couples undergoing divorce. Many lawyers believe that these proposed changes will add time and expense to this process and can harm the validity of prenuptial and postnuptial contracts.
Discussions on prenuptial agreements are probably an unromantic and skeptical part of a couple's engagement. However, these agreements can help avoid disputes if they ever divorce and even allow couples to learn about the value of their property.
Engaged couples in California can avoid some dispute, if they ever divorce, by entering prenuptial agreements. While negotiating these agreements is not the most romantic part of an engagement, proper planning can help couples learn about their finances and lower the chances of conflict.
It is not so unusual for couples in California these days to seek a divorce, or to know someone who has done so. After all, the stigma surrounding divorce is eroding and many are seeing it as a better option than staying in an unhappy marriage. That being said, there are some myths surrounding divorce that deserve to be addressed.
Many Americans, especially those from Los Angeles, California, know that many marriages end up in divorce. Follow the news, and you'll see that it is common throughout the country, especially for celebrities, many of whom have substantial assets.