Learning that your spouse has been unfaithful can be devastating. Whether it ultimately means the end of your marriage is something you and your spouse will need to determine. However, in the meantime, it's important to take stock of where you stand financially and how you will protect your financial future should you divorce. This requires some clear thinking at a time when you may be consumed by a range of emotions.
You believe that you and your spouse-to-be should have a solid prenuptial agreement in place before you tie the knot. You know that prenups are becoming increasingly common among couples whether they have a lot of money going into the marriage or not.
We Californians pride ourselves in being ahead of other states in many areas. However, one of those hasn't been the way that pets are viewed under the law in a divorce. That has changed thanks to legislation that Gov. Jerry Brown just signed into law. Illinois and Alaska have similar laws on the books already.
Your spouse has served you with divorce papers. Maybe the two of you have been discussing ending your marriage, and you agreed to let them be the one to proceed with the summons and petition. Maybe you weren't expecting it. Either way, now you have to decide how to respond.
Not all divorces end up in a courtroom with bickering spouses and attorneys pleading their cases in front of judges. In fact, many couples are able to avoid the time, money and stress involved in litigated divorces. They work together to amicably negotiate the end of their marriages with the guidance of their attorneys. This is often referred to as "collaborative divorce."
Most people who get behind on their spousal and child support don't serve jail time as a result. It's rarer still for someone to request time behind bars. However, that's just what John Schneider did. Schneider is best known as one of the stars of the popular television show "The Dukes of Hazzard."
Almost two years after Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie broke up, the two are still sparring over custody of their six children. Although the superstar couple has sought to keep their divorce out of the media, a court order issued this month has made its way into the hands of CNN. It provides some insight into the couple's legal battle.
You've reached a child support agreement with your ex. That's just the beginning. Now you have to focus on spending the money wisely as the primary caregiver for your children. If you're fortunate, your co-parent will pay the support on time and in full every month.
Divorce poses many problems that require consideration of finances and California's family law. This is particularly true for older couples, especially those over 50-years old whose rate of divorce has doubled since the 1990s.
Engaged couples should consider the unpleasant and unromantic but prudent step of entering a contract before marriage that will govern property division and resolve other legal and financial issues if they ever divorce. California family law governs these prenuptial agreements.