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Social Security and Same-Sex Divorce

Couples across California may realize divorced spouses can be eligible for claims on an ex-spouse's Social Security benefits, but for same-sex divorces, there are a few important things to note. As Investment News notes, June 26, 2015 is the day the federal governement began to recognize all same-sex marriages after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry and to have that marriage recognized by all other states in the country. This has also provided same-sex couples with the framework to legally divorce.

Data shows rise in divorce rate for female service members

Men and women who reside in Oceanside, California and serve in the military face many unique challenges. The stress of frequent moves and lots of time apart can sometimes be more than some marriages can stand. At Palmer Rodak & Associates, we understand that your divorce is different from other types of splits and we have extensive knowledge of the laws surrounding a military divorce.

Examining the grounds for divorce in California

Few Oceanside residents likely enter into a marriage anticipating that it well end. However, oftentimes such relationships produce issues that are most easily rectified through divorce. Ending a marriage may seem to many to be a simple thing. However, there are certain legal standards that must be meet before a couple can initiate divorce proceedings. Some of these standards may appear to some to be complex, and in certain cases, even contradictory.

Can social media affect a divorce?

If you’re considering divorcing your spouse in California, you are no doubt concerned with ensuring the process goes as smoothly as possible. To this end, use of social media during a divorce can greatly complicate matters, and may even result in serious legal ramifications. Accordingly, it’s best to limit using social media during this tumultuous time

How does a QDRO work?

If you are getting divorced in California and believe that you and your spouse may have to split one or more 401K accounts as part of your marital division award, you should learn about the qualified domestic relations order.As you may know, you are generally restricted from taking money out of your retirement account unless it is for retirement purposes. If you take money out for other reasons, you may need to pay taxes and special fees or penalties.

How might divorce affect my child’s financial aid?

College tuition is rarely cheap in California or anywhere else, and funding your child’s education may be one of your biggest financial concerns. This may be particularly true if you are a single parent trying to pay your child’s way through school, in which case you may be pleased to know that there is some good news for you when it comes to your chances of obtaining financial aid.

Common divorce blunders and how to avoid them

Many people across California and the United States choose to initiate a divorce after the holiday season, but “jumping the gun” and filing before one’s affairs are fully in order can prove disastrous for all involved. Per Market Watch, many divorce lawyers across the nation report a spike in business shortly after the start of the year, some of which likely results from the additional financial and emotional stress and strain many people experience throughout the holidays.

Parenting after divorce

You've succeeded. You survived your divorce and are ready to move on in life. As a parent, one of your main concerns likely has to do with creating a new lifestyle in keeping with your children's best interests.

How to handle the holidays after divorce

Divorce can be difficult any time of year, but often the most painful occasion is the holiday season. While some situations in California may allow ex-spouses to avoid each other, those who have children will have to find ways to get through the holidays and any future events without spoiling the occasion. Psychology Today offers readers some tips on keeping the season joyous after divorce.

US divorce rate drops for third year, reaches near 40-year low

According to a recent study, the overall divorce rate in the U.S. has dropped to a near-record low in 2015. The study, by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, found a rate of 16.9 divorces per 1,000 married women over age 15. That was a drop from 17.6 in 2014. The divorce rate peaked in 1980, with nearly 23 divorces per 1,000 marriage-age women.

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