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August 2017 Archives

Back-to-school child custody challenges

Back-to-school time holds many challenges for children. This may be especially true if they are the product of separation or divorce. For many families, child custody issues can put a damper on the ceremonial back-to-school milestones. California families may be interested to see how others are handling the same struggles.

Four Ways To Keep Your Divorce Private

People with significant assets who are divorcing typically don't want their personal business to be splashed across the headlines for anyone to see. For business people, having details of a divorce made public can not only be embarrassing, but can also create negative PR that could even affect a company's bottom line. While divorce and other court proceedings are generally matters of public record, there are steps you can take to protect your privacy.

"Flip or Flop" hosts battle for alimony

Since last December, fans of the HGTV series "Flip or Flop" have followed the saga of the show's hosts, Tarek and Christina El Moussa. During the Christmas holidays, watchers of the home improvement reality show were shocked to hear of marital discord and possible domestic violence when police came to the couple's posh California home to quell a disturbance. No charges were filed, but fans waited to learn if the couple would divorce and what agreements they might reach regarding asset division and alimony.

Prenuptial contracts protect spouses during property division

Until recently, if someone suggested a prenuptial agreement to his or her intended spouse, it may have raised questions of trust or filled one spouse with the fear that the other expected the marriage to be doomed. Fortunately, the idea of signing a prenuptial agreement is no longer the scary deal-breaker it once was. In fact, many young couples in California are finding that, aside from protecting themselves during property division, a prenuptial agreement is a way for them to protect each other.

Simplifying property division with a prenuptial agreement

Since California is a community property state, the law considers all of the property you and your future spouse own as part of the marital estate in a divorce. Should your marriage not last for any reason, the court will begin the property division portion of your proceedings with the assumption that you both own everything jointly. If you and your intended spouse want to change that assumption, you may want to consider a prenuptial agreement.

Child custody in California can be made good for kids

When parents in California decide to end their marriage, they often have concerns about how such a decision will affect their children. In fact, in most cases where there are kids involved, issues such as child custody and child support are at the top of the minds of the soon-to-be ex-spouses. One report notes that the effort to make it easier for kids can lead to the use of many new ideas about where the kids live.

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