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Divorce may be hereditary

Parents across California who decide to divorce are always concerned with the way their children will be affected, especially in their future relationships. A new study shows that while children of divorce are more likely to divorce themselves, the reason why may be surprising.

Divorce and retirement realities

For any resident in California who gets divorced, the prospect of giving up half or some other portion of their savings let alone many of their belongings and possibly even their home can cause a lot of anguish. When a person is approaching or even past the age where they may retire, these concerns can extend far beyond the present moment. This is because financially providing for oneself during retirement can take center stage at this point in life.

What financial mistakes are common in divorce?

With family vacations over and children settling back in school, many couples across California are filing for divorce. In what has been dubbed by some as divorce season, the back to school period routinely sees an uptick in couples choosing to break up. If you and your spouse find yourselves in this position, there are some financial missteps you should avoid.

Can postnups help stay-at-home parents?

It is not uncommon these days for both spouses in a family to be working full-time. While many a California couple chooses to continue this practice once they have children, others may want to consider having one spouse stay home with a baby or child. This choice may be made for a short time or planned for many years. It may also be made later on once a child is a few years old for various reasons be they health, finances, logistics or something else. 

Study: Bitter divorce might hurt children's immune systems

Families across the country struggle when the parents decide a divorce is the right choice, and in California, this is no different. Yet divorcing couples with children have been looking for a more peaceful way to maintain the family bonds for the sake of the kids. 

Prenups for protecting property interests

A premarital agreement, as defined in the California Family Code, is a contract made before marriage by the persons who plan to marry. These “prospective spouses” are parties to the contract and as soon as they marry, their agreement becomes effective. A prenuptial agreement is another name for a premarital agreement and in California it must be written and signed by the future spouses.

How is spousal support determined in California?

Stress over finances of one the leading causes of marital strife in Oceanside. Many people see such issues end their marriages. If this is happening to you, then you should understand that your financial considerations regarding your spouse may not end with your divorce. One of you may still end up having to pay spousal support to the other.

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.

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